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EPISODE #5

EPISODE # 5 OF “THREE WEST”:

A TANKA…

Group dynamics flow,

Gentle lifting of chins…

Affirmation lives!

Those members found

Each others’ ideas sound.

–Jonathan Caswell

TWO HAIKU

Inner self-review

Group therapy does

Point out rainbow trails!

Psyches in motion,

Chances to choose and to change…

Open emotions!

–Jonathan Caswell

HOLY HOPING HAIKU

HOLY HOPING HAIKU

King of kings coming,

The Christian God in hist’ry…

Coming once again!

Love came down to men,

They crucified God;s one Son…

Forgive them, He said!

Learning to live Christ

Kill off self and take on Christ,

God grows within you!

Take on holy Christ,

Be clothed in His righteousness…

The Father sees Christ!

Believe and be saved

From sin’s dark evil spirits…

Walk on in God’s light!

He stands at your door,

He’s knocking on your heart now…

Let Him in and live!

Own up to your sin,

Sin is bad–agree with Him…

Repent and find God!

Going through motions,

Without your soul, is worth nil…

Give soul, mind, body!

–Jonathan Caswell

WATER BARD PROMPT: SOME ATTEMPTED HAIKU

WATER BARD PROMPT: HAIKU

Poorly chosen words

Dripping sounds of torture fall:

Now water barded!

-J.E.C.

Pity listennng

To poetry tink-le-ling…

On a sheet of tin!

Water bard…you’ll be

Up a creek, that you will see,

Addled can’t paddle.

Saw in my back yard

A  drenched with rain water bard…

Quite heavily scarred!

Poets in the rain,

Washing words out for later…

Language laundering!*

Bard: water fairies

Subject of mythic queries,

Mythical beings.

Bard water is rich

Creatively produced itch

Many minds to fill.

–Jonathan Caswell

TANKA AND HAIKU ASSORTMENT

TANKA AND HAIKU ASSORTMENT FOR MEMORIAL DAY

(To keep blogging…I gotta keep writing!)

Memories still sting

Of loved ones gone to battle,

Not so long ago…

Death rattles’ painful image,

Softened because they’re at peace.

Distant grave await

The trumpet’s call to freedom

Few expect to hear!

Many nights we cried,

For young people lost in lands

Where we never went…

Some surprised us at the door,

Some have never been confirmed!

Mainstream media

Too cheap to set aside time

For those who gave all.

Flowers sprout on graves,

American flags renewed…

Showing someone cares:

Looted medallions sold,

Kids whose memories are cheap.

Millions remember

Where valor is still valued

Sacrifice mattered.

Many old movies,

All that money–nothing new?

Corporations don’t…

Christian networks do the most,

Special networks fan the flame.

Rhine bridge was intact

“Padre was busy”

Won’t happen today!

—Jonathan Caswell

SKIRTING THE ISSUE

SKIRTING THE ISSUE!

The young woman twirled  her skirts

Like a girl dancer flirts…

To catch an eye

Or two mid-fly,

Prompting jealous hurts.

–Jonathan Caswell

Swirling skirts catch eyes

Feminine wiles luring guys…

Or just feeling free???

–J.E.C.

Liking skirt patterns

Made of cotton or of silk,

Patterned skirts look nice:

Not all tight skirts  are welcome,

Flowing skirts billowing cool.

–Jonathan Caswell

THE “ELITIST” POET

THE “ELITIST” POET

(An opinion piece)

He feels so very troubled

When “poets” come out to play…

Labeling work a certain style

And throwing the rules away!

Ten-to-twelve verses

Are not your normal haiku…

Limericks done however one wants

Are “fun” but really P-U.

Neither of these have more than one verse,

And rhythms  very exact…

The learning curves really aren’t that steep

To torture us with your slack!

–Jonathan Caswell

OCTOBER HAIKU

OCTOBER HAIKU

Favorite season,

Colors from life on display…

Hidden until now.

Birth and death at once,

Mine and that of my Mother…

Sorrow leaves fall down!

Orange and green, both,

Barrenness not yet in view…

Hopeful transitions!

October people

Balancing light and darkness…

Creating wonder!

😀

–Jonathan Caswell

A POET’S HAIKU

A POET’S HAIKU

Can’t get my e-mail,

She changed her office address…

No deliveries!

😦

–Jonathan Caswell, Poet