Written by Martin Brice

Here is another offering of ‘Haiku’ poems to meditate upon.

Posy tied with ribbonA Haiku is a form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables, and by way of explanation and as an example I have made up this description;

“Posies of words tied by a chord of
seventeen syllables – Haiku”

Posy in the dictionary is a ‘love token’ – such as a small bunch of flowers tied by a ribbon.

I admit that some of my ‘Haikus’ are more elaborate, but I want to challenge the reader to give attention and time to meditation

1.Heb 13 v 8:
“Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”

2. Ps 104 v 24:
“O Lord, how marvellous are thy works; in wisdom hast thou made them all…”

3. “Come to me all you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest”

4. Saint Silouan of Mount Athos:
“Blessed be the soul that loves her brother for our brother is our life”

5. Last line of a Quaker poem by Matt Harvey:
“A light, however dimmed, shines on something of God in everyone”

6. Would you Adam ‘n Eve it? Crossing the surgery waiting room was it a senile or Holy Spirit impulse that I asked the lady sitting close by the Way Out?:
“Has anyone ever told you that you like look like Vera Lynn?” “Oh, yes”!

7. One of Christine’s:
“Morning pigeons swirling overhead – wings glinting in autumn sunshine”

8. “How are you this morning, Martin?” “Lost in wonder, love and praise.”

9. From ‘Landmarks’ by Roger Macfarlane:
“For language does not register experience – it produces it”

10. Ditto:
“Language carries a formative as well as informative impulse”