meditations on a winter day

places fade as days
cannot hold on to the sun
far horizons gone

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calling out to me
wind is just another voice
whispering your name

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take all the treasures
laid up in all the kingdoms
none compares with love

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what was once a dream
a memory now reveals
yesterday for us

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wasn’t time a thief
who took away our presence
leaving never was

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forsake the future
can we exist without it
moments here and now

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there is no other
morning to wake to again
always I am there

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that is that I am
we are simply one without
knowledge of living

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eyes are taken by
colors melting in the sun
radiance beaming

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words are not just thoughts
but water colored feelings
rainbows in our mind

Haiku for Living


I promised I would post some Haiku – This is a compilation that I put together into a small handwritten book and gave to my daughter on Christmas 2010 – I called it ‘Haiku for Living’ each poem a reflection of moments in our lives ….

1
being existence
within this world we day dream
life will become us
2
take all the treasure
laid up in all the kingdoms
none compares with love
3
forsake the future
can we exist without it
moments here and now
4
this is – That I am
we are simply one without
knowledge of living
5
words are not just thoughts
colors melting in the sun
rainbows in our mind
6
true love does not call
it knows not of rules or time
we open the door
7
when darkness will fall
there is light always forming
truth awakening
8
never beginning
there is no ending to love
the Spirit’s embrace
9
Prometheus bound
what he gave to all of us
curiosity
10
let not your mind grieve
for places we’ve yet to know
many worlds await
11
right here and right now
is the place destiny makes
for us a reason
12
never lose your faith
one simple act of kindness
shall redeem the whole world
13
I wander this earth
full of awe and wonderment
so many just sleep
14
each day we embrace
Eternal hope – Faith renewed
yesterday is gone
15
souls have seasons
unknown to waking wills
the flower unfolds
16
in touching your soul
I reveal my own light
In giving I live
17
only the Haiku
softens the cacophony
so our ears will hear
18
Spring brings loves light back
beyond the glow the eyes see
lives another Sun
19
A Polynesian
sailor viewed vast ocean waves
their rhythm his guide
20
life reveals itself
when longing leaves us empty
asking to return
21
Energy follows thought
the worst that can happen is ..
not going to be !
22
only joy shall be
for our imagination
creates the future
23
in living we find
days that define existence
between pages divine
24
feeling guides us on
like a river to the sea
longing for fullness
25
Geisha is loved.
Is she loving in return?
Or Just saving face?
26
Souvenirs pasted
Eternity’s scrapbook fills
lessons in growing
27
can we own the wind
know only passion’s season
flowers bloom in love
28
Hidden in the darkness
the light of the world reveals
The Way and the Truth
29
Love is undefined
it chooses us to know it
gives us power to be
30
two rivers converge
forming one stronger than each
one ends, a new beginning
31
against the current
free will looks for its purpose
caught in the rapids
32
misunderstanding
some words best left unspoken
sanctification
33
is eternal rest
what we embrace in heaven
or eternal love
34
see through the minds eye
to the other place we live
true reality
35
in sacred visions
the Universe unveils paths
disguised by reason
36
humility seeks
solid ground in loving hearts
a seat of honor
37
these are not myths
the gods who walked among us
gave us their will
38
passion overwhelms
only your ability
to give the fire life
39
lifetime to lifetime
becoming all we have willed
and carried within
40
these are moments felt
family memories kept
always in our thoughts
41
spirits abounding
children grow into our lives
memories of youth
42
loves sweet creation
is a world we find within
music of the soul

By Peter Anthony

Haikubes

Got this very cool gift for Christmas called Haikubes. You roll the cubes out on the table (a coffee can works great). Then the two red cubes give you a subject and you use the rest of the cubes to create a message in Haiku based on that. Here are two I put together after dinner – Fun !