Prayer for the New Year

As the world awaits 
the coming year 
May Love, real love
Compassion
Generosity 
Empathy
Unity
Peace, Justice
Goodness
echo our heart's yearnings
And bells ring not only
to usher in a materially blessed year
but more for spiritual graces and blessings

We pray Lord grant us each
an openness and space for the poor in 
our midst
a ready hand to lend 
to anyone in need

May each heart O LORD, Creator of all
respond to Your Call of
oneness with those suffering
from sickness, poverty, and other ills;
with those differing from us in faith,
politics, race, color, creed
and other divisive walls
as well as a rejection of all that 
displeases You O Most Loving Merciful GOD

All these in Jesus' Name we pray. AMEN



A Teacher’s Dream Book of Poems In Focus

As a year-ender for the Poetry category of my blog, I just want to put here my envisioned cover for my dream book of poems. I’ve designed my cover using Canva, and why am I doing this?

Just so I have something concrete to focus on. Something to motivate me to act on this dream of mine of compiling some of my best poems and verses into a book — those that have earned praises and comments from my readers on another site, Writing.com, where I go by my username Summerblossom. And some verses dear to my heart.

My dream book of poems will also serve as an impetus for me to compose new poems or verses, focusing on life, love, and faith…

Cover of my dream book of poems…

Looking back, I was glad that my best friend in college gifted me with a personalized blank book especially meant for my poems back then. So I immediately wrote down my earliest verses from when I was 13 — the good, the angsty, and the not so good (aka immature) — on that little blue book with its title, On Dreams and Realities.

A page from my 1st poetry collection
Another page from my 1st book of poems…

With that, I wish everyone a better year to come…May 2019 be as awesome, if not more than the year that is about to fade. May all your fondest dreams turn to realities. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Verse that Never Was

Sleep beckoning my mind

a verse concocted as lightning

in the darkening skies

Alas…

deeper into slumber

into deep space kept drifting my mind

until the first poetic refrain from thoughts to pen

Nevermore

 

Writer’s Block

Wish poetry  me would find

like wine waiting to be poured

Wish summon Bacchus I could

Or the Muses as easily as a sigh

Alas

Here I am astare

at the blank sheet of the page…

Haiku for Mayon Volcano and the Super Blue Blood Moon

haiku#1

Earth’s fiery cone
A super blue blood moon ~~
Nature’s perfect collision

perfect phenomenon ~~by Filipino photographer, Paul Quiambao

haiku#2

Mayon’s fiery perfect cone
January’s Super Blue Blood Moon ~~
Beauty and Beast

I wrote these two haiku – in tribute to two of the world’s most awesome natural phenomena in recent times, magnificently caught in one stunning shot! Writing these in February, I also shared them on NaHaiWriMo’s community page on Facebook.

 

 

My February Collection of Haiku

My February collection of haiku is composed of my responses to some of the prompts in last month’s NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month). More on this below. Meanwhile, please enjoy my feeble attempt in this fascinating poetic form.

Day 1: biting into a taco
biting into a taco
hot and red with chili ~~
the waning moon bids adieu

Day 2: railroad ties
wooden railroad ties
old, beat and creaking ~~
peals of children’s laughter

Day 3: Greek coffee
haiku#1
in the kitchen lay waiting
warm pot of Greek coffee brew ~~
lips locked in a kiss

haiku#2
flowing from cup to cup
mid-morning Greek coffee brew~~
ears plugged to jazzy notes

haiku#3
cup to cup
Greek coffee brew ~~
scent of burnt haystack

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