Category Archives: haiku

Creation, stillborn

Broken waters heave; Spirit gasps, shrinks, shocked breathless, breeching the shore, still.

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Transfiguration

stripped to our atoms, our shining core, is glory [still] captive to chaos

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Old moon

Yellow moon tonight: jaundiced, gibbous, waning; still shining like the sun.

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Haikonic afterthoughts

On blasphemy against the Holy Spirit Blasphemy: wilful submission to delusions of divinity Blasphemy: pinching out air, pressing the human back into the clay Blasphemy: wilful misinterpretation of the mercy of God

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a child lies in the grass; we tattooed her at birth; we’ve got her number

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Ascending

because the grip of gravity cannot hold life down when heaven waits

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Is it?

it is not as though love can outrun the shadows  thrown by the long stones

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Impetuous

For two pins, I’d rip out every stitch, if it weren’t a waste of time.

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Pray

Pray, not for an end to grief; tears fall, the waters of a hard labour.

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Psalm

oil poured on troubled water set alight: O God, make haste to help us.

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