I am not posting any photography with this because this is not my usual Sunday post. I just feel that this is a word that God placed in my mind for all who are going through troubles.
When these things begin to take place stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near…
A sparrow drinks
from the bird-bath
and by my feet, the dog
thoughtfully chews his bone.
Behind the hills
the drone of an aircraft
surfing the sky.
Cicadas filling every crack
in the silence.
Ants exchange opinions
on the warm deck
while two small moths
gyrate above the dandelions.
Softness of cool grass.
© Maureen Sudlow
Impeccable in morning coats
and fine feathers
orange gaiters on display
there by the shore they stand
just waiting for tomorrow
and the next rising
of the tide.
© Maureen Sudlow
My sonnet for Poetry 201
I see the earth, its virgin glory spent
the forests dead, the mountains torn and rent
by conflict, and the hatred of the dead
who lie, old bones, beneath a lowering sky.
Gone now the tread of armies marching past
and sound of words long said, that never last.
But then, I look again, and hope revives
there are still left good men beneath earth’s skies
and women too, who seek to find a way
to bring back love, and let the children play
add nurture to the earth, throw out the dross
and help us to avert that last cruel loss.
I pray to God that we will find the right
before the world sleeps in eternal night.
Just burying my ball where you won’t find it…
Now you see me
now you don’t
Found poem for poetry 201. Plus some more photos…
…Please click on any photo for more detail. The poetry is not too good – a bit rushed today…
Wai-O-Tapu (Sacred Waters) is a large area of thermal activity north of Rotorua, within the active Taupo Volcanic zone. The area is very colourful due to the minerals held in suspension. The yellow is sulphur and the red-brown is from iron oxide. There are lots of boiling mud pools and the vegetation is mainly stunted Manuka.