Showing posts with label Haiku. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Haiku. Show all posts

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Road Less Traveled


HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY



“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
 May your heart be as light as a song.
 May each day bring you bright, happy hours.
That stay with you all the year long.”


Took a walk the other day when the weather was unseasonably warm, and reveled in the glory of  God's creation.  I didn't see any snakes, deer, little foxes.  There were no croaking frogs or chirping locust.  Yet in all the silence I heard and felt the "breath of God!"  I was not alone.  Maybe I realized this more that day because I had no time constraints and no particular place to be, but it was a joyful moment on this "road less traveled" with a beloved companion.

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Though the road be long
And the journey's end unknown
Steadfastly go on

Revel in  the breeze
With your silent companion
Experience hope

~~^j^~~

Cathy



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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Rainbow For Renewal


Rainbows add joy to our lives.

It seems I got so busy last year that my home here has taken a back seat to the other thinks in my life.  Life is good and all has been well, but for some reason A Bit of the Blarney had to be quiet.  Perhaps, it needed time to rejuvenate.  We will see.  For the time being I'b back.  

Last year became very busy.  In March we went to France and enjoyed our time there.  There was the Keller Family Reunion in July!  What a treat that was in the beautiful city of Charlotte, NC.  After Labor Day we went to Montana so we could visit the western part of the state and and especially Glacier National Park.  Sharing the time with my youngest brother and his wife was so very enjoyable. 


Beautiful forests in Glacier National Park

Last fall we returned to Italy, this time to visit Venice and revisit Florence, Assisi, and Rome.  It is such a thrill to walk where the ancients have walked.  There is just not enough time to see all that you want to see.

So this month we begin a pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes.  To visit those places where miracles have happened.  I want to experience this for myself.  I just cannot put into words what this will mean to me.  

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Begin the journey
Pilgrims in Holy Places
Find solace and love

I guess that's what I hope I will find there.  Just to keep on journeying is such a thrill.

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Thanks be to God!!

Cathy 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Sunlight and Serenity


Quiet and serene
A single beam of sunlight
Gives rise to comfort

Quiet and serene
Basking in its warmth and glow
Gives rise to comfort

~~~^j^~~~
Thank be to God!

Cathy

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Friday, April 08, 2016

Before Spring in Paris

Paris, before Spring
In the distance a tower
The Eiffel Tower

A panorama
Blue skies and people watching
A joy to behold

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

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Friday, April 01, 2016

In Praise of Creation


When beauty arrives
Exquisite in its being
Praise the creator

Beauty is present
Precious is the life it shares
Praise the creator

Beauty is captured
Creation is of your God
Gentle on the eyes

~~~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy


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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Holy Is His Name





Holy is His name
He is compassion and love
Always merciful

Holy is His name
He is father and brother
The family of God

Holy is His name
I must honor him in love
For he first loved me

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy



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Friday, March 18, 2016

Mont Saint-Michel


Mont Saint-Michel
 Normandy, France

~~~~~
I will build my church
For praise and glory to God
Redeemer be praised. 

Salvation is ours
Through death and resurrection
Of Jesus, the Christ.

And the rock still stands
Forever in praise of God
Holy is his name. 

~~~~~
Mont Saint-Michel took my breath away.  It is incredible!  I walked the streets, climbed the stairs to the abbey.  It is another masterpiece, created to the glory of God.  When you stand on the parapets, you cannot help but be touched by the immensity of the undertaking.  And immediately I recalled the words of our Lord, Jesus Christ in Matthew 16:13-18.

When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Phillipi he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"  They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the Prophets.  "He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"  Simon Peter said in reply, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you Simon, son of Jonah,  for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father."  And so I say to you, You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld will not prevail against it.

~~~^j^~~~
And so I heartily say,
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy



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Wednesday, March 09, 2016






















The beautiful blue of the Mediterranean
in Monte Carlo
~~~~~

Frothy waves of blue
Washing over the shoreline
Bathing it in sun

It's so very blue
Crystal clear and shimmering
It's so very blue
~~~~~
Oh, but it is grand to be in France.  We've started on the Mediterranean coast and will be moving on to Lyon.  It's been a grand tour so far.  We still have five days until Paris, so much to see and savor before then.  

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

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Friday, February 19, 2016

The Door


I stand at the door
In fear and trepidation
Just wanting to knock

Just wanting to knock
In fear and trepidation
Wanting an answer

So boldly I knock
LovinglyI am embraced
I should never fear

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

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I'll be on my annual retreat this weekend at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.  Please keep me in your prayers!
~~~

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Friday, February 12, 2016




At the center of the entrance cloister at Monte Cassino stands this beautiful bronze statue by the sculptor A. Selva. The work is based on the description given by St. Gregory the Great, who wrote the biography of St. Benedict's life. He is standing, supported by monks after having received the Holy Communion. This statue was a gift from the German Chancelor K. Adenauer in 1952.

God's mercy and love
Lifts us out of the abyss
God's gift to us all

God's gift to us all
Everlasting joy and peace
The gift to all saints

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



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Friday, December 04, 2015

His Golden Orb





Oh, the golden orb
His majesty and glory
Proclaimed in its glow

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy
Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Glow of Assisi




I offer up thanks
Gratitude of all you give
Thanks be to our God!

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I have many photos I want to share from our trip to Italy, but this photo just spoke to me.  This photos is just as  you see it.  It has not been enhanced and it speaks to me of the Glory of God.

Wishing all a most blessed Thanksgiving!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



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Friday, October 23, 2015

Berry Beauty



Glow on the berries
The autumn sun is ablaze
Wonders never cease

Wonders never cease
We must always be aware
Winter's on the step

Winter's on the step
We knew sooner or later
Knocking at the door

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!




Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


I have found a new place to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!



I'm also joining Catching Light for some lovely photos today.  Why don't you stop by?


And as an added treat perhaps stop by NC Sue's Image-in-ing.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Palette of Gold












A palette of gold
Beautiful shades of color
Sun glows in the park

Sun glows in the park
Colors are from God's palette
Glory be to God

Glory be to God
So many are the wonders
So very many

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Stately Tree


~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!




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Friday, October 02, 2015

The Autumn Rose




Walks do the soul good
Reflecting on God's beauty
Lifts me to new heights

Shadows and sunlight
Lights and darks and shades of pink
Boast of God's glory

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!




Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Single Gerber Daisy


I have waited all summer for this pot full of green foliage to bloom.  And this morning I went outside to work in the garden and found this single Gerber daisy blooming. . .the first day of Autumn.  Ron nursed this plant through the winter knowing it was an annual but hoping that he could keep it alive.  Well, he succeeded.  It just waited to the very end to show her glory.  Don't know if Ron is going to try to nurse it again this winter.  Will wait and see.

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All this greenery
Lush and green the Gerber leaves
Waiting for a bloom

Waiting for a bloom
All the summer long I wait
And she blooms today

Proud as she can be
Vivid is the color red
So very pretty

~~~^j^~~~



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Little by Little

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