Category Archives: the heavens

END-OF-DAY HAIKU

END-OF-DAY HAIKU

Forecast warm, sunny,

Workplace: energized hub-bub…

Hallways empty fast!

–Jonathan Caswell

NO DIFFERENT “DOWN EAST”

NO DIFFERENT “DOWN EAST”

We’d like to visit Maine,

But now it’s much the same…

Melting snow piles

And weary smiles

Waiting for springtime plain.

Like us they’re tired

Alternately wired…

By long hours

Fighting snow showers

Paying the extra plows hired.

Nearly out of salt

To keep up the lively assault…

Snow-covered roads,

Icy ones goad

Town employees to help out.

–Jonathan Caswell

IT’S MARCH, ALREADY!

IT’S MARCH, ALREADY!

Ice melt dripping from eaves,

The warm-up giving reprieves…

To snow laden roofs

Whose strength many proofs

Apparent in designs conceived.

Bedraggled bushes appear,

‘Though snow banks still come to “here”…

Once eight foot–now six–

Out in the “sticks”

Trees shelter snow cover, my dear.

–Jonathan Caswell

HIGH WHITE WALLS

HIGH WHITE WALLS

Frigid mountains window-high

Leave the view of only sky…

One consolation,

Extra insulation,

For the apartments nearby.

Winter’s blizzard blow

Piled great mountains of snow…

Partial proof

Of snow from the roof,

So fear of collapse would go!

Wind  buffing snow pile tops bare,

All that snow be somewhere…

Look in he lees

After the breeze–

Great need for road plowing out there.

–Jonathan Caswell

LITTLE DOG DRIPPING

LITTLE DOG DRIPPING

Fashionable sweater athwart,

A miniature stalwart…

Dripping snow melt

Loving hands felt,

While he was leaning to port.

Coming in from outside,

Braving a snowfall tide…

Leaving a mark

Out where cars park

And quickly returning inside!

–Jonathan Caswell

COMES WITH THE TERRITORY

COMES WITH THE TERRITORY

(Thankfully–not this time!)

Blizzard conditions

Contribute to rising suspicions…

Of power loss,

Such is the cost

Of New England locations!

–Jonathan Caswell

HEALING FOR WITHIN

HEALING FOR WITHIN

Roe vs, Wade this year,

With nary a mention or tear…

Pagan presses

Ignoring messes

That they, in part, steered.

Only folks who care

Assert forgiveness is near…

Abortions done

Still have One

Who cleanses the inner fear.

When Christ comes in the air

Taking us home, also there…

Aborted souls waiting

And anticipating

Forgiving that fatal tear.*

Healing comes to within

Acknowledging confessing sin…

Take advantage of

Redeeming Love,

Don’t let the uncaring man win.

–Jonathan Caswell

* the fatal tear(-ing away of life)…forgiveness of the momma who aborted her child, BY THE CHILD SO ABORTED, is an idea expressed by this week’s TV broadcasts of THE GOSPEL TRUTH program with Andrew Womack–which included an interview with a woman who was the survivor of an attempted abortion by her mother.  See http://www.awmi.net.