A Gift

A Gift

Heeding Haiku With HA: A Gift

her small hands
touching the temple bell –
                                          an imprint of innocence                 
© Anmol (HA)

upon the great steps
she leaves her offering

a lowly sparrow
grateful for a treat
sings a sweet tune

resonating among the trees
making the leaves quiver

one delicate flower
drifts to the ground
landing at her feet

gently clutching the flower
she bows with a slight smile

Noise

Noise

Heeding Haiku Noise Prompt 

dogs bark abruptly
trucks backup with high pitched beep
cars rumble past
I stretch lazily in bed
drift back to sleep as noise fades

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jingling tunes
of every one’s cell phones
even in church
loud personal conversations
I wish I couldn’t overhear

I chose to write tanka about more manmade noises today but if you like nature here’s a link to haiku posts with natures sounds:  onomatopeia or this one on the wren.

Be Inspired # 3 Claude Debussy

Be Inspired # 3 Claude Debussy

Heeding Haiku With HA: Be Inspired # 3
Click the above link to hear the music and read about the prompt

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Inspiration – Claude Debussy Claire de Lune

On a summer’s eve
we lie under the trees
listening to birds chirp
and piano notes gently spill
from the neighbor’s window
wrapping us in anticipation
as fireflies begin to dance.

Inspiration – Claude Debussy Reverie

in the fields
among dancing butterflies
I float

Untold Stories

Untold Stories

Heeding Haiku With HA: Untold Stories

My faces are those of hospice patients and family member with Alzheimer’s

your long hair now white
I sit holding your hand
your words nonsense
yet your smile speaks volumes
a window to your soul

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your eyes stare
at things unseen by others
your body hollow
but in your wife’s loving eyes
a lifetime of joys

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we sit and laugh
you tell me you love me
then ask my name

Life, Small Events, Spirit and Spirituality

Life, Small Events, Spirit and Spirituality

Heeding Haiku With HA: Life, Small Events, Spirit and Spirituality

This prompt reminded me of my second year in high school. Several of my sibling were off at college, my closest one had pasted away, and the ones at home were too busy for me.  I had some great news, but no one was home to share it with.  I walked down to the pond and sat on the hill, happy but lonely.  Suddenly a bluebird landed on my hand that was resting on my knee.  It was probably only a moment but time seemed to stop and I was overwhelmed with happiness.  I felt such a connection. It was as if God said yes you matter. This small moment still brings me joy. It made me feel so privileged.  Not able to capture it in a strong haiku but here are my attempts.

on a lonely day
a bluebird on my hand
fills me with joy

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a bluebird perches
momentarily on my hand

lifetime of joy

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bluebird on my hand
time stops as I hold my breath
blessed by an angel