Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


September 2015

Autumn Color

Carpe Diem Special #169 Autumn’s colors

lovely pear tree
reflecting autumn colors
in each unique leaf


fall colors reflect
in  a multitude of puddles
rainy afternoon

Psalm 4:2 2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame?

Psalm 4:2
2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods

Where is my glory?
You have drug it through the mud.
You make a mockery of me.
Will you continue worshipping idols,
Finding new gods and delusions to love?
Oh how long will you turn away.
The ancient statues have crumbled; but in their place you have erected

new gods of technology.
And even these gods
have short lived glory.
You are never satisfied,
upgrading to the newest,
more fashionable god yearly.

Where is my glory?
How long will you live in shame?
How long will you live in delusions
and discontent?
Return my glory to me.

Psalm 4:1

Psalm 4:1

1 Answer me when I call to you,my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

My God! My God! Why are you silent.
I do not hear you in the wind,
nor in the deep silence.
Why would you hear my voice,
be bothered by my trivial problems
when there are so many whose prayers go unheard?
Where is the relief for those in deep distress;
the mercy for the poor, the refugees?

I call wanting answers, just one small miracle, but my God, you have closed your ears to my cry,
cut me off for my unrighteousness.
Yet, what about the cries of the starving children,
the cries of the unconsoled mother,
the cries of the war ravaged displace people.
My God, will even their voices not soften your heart?
Will you not hear their cries?

Why do you not answer me? Answer my cries?
Are you tired of telling me, stirring a passion,
igniting a fire only to watch it
snuffed out by my own self indulgence,
my own lack of involvement?
Please answer me, my God,
give me some relief in my distress.
If not me, then whom will you hear?


Carpe Diem #828 sculptor


heavenly sculptor
beauty dimmed
by the southern birds


Carpe Diem # 827 Phoenix

Hevelius, Firmamentum, 1690
Hevelius, Firmamentum, 1690

phoenix overhead
unable to rise high enough
for all to see


Carpe Diem #826 Pyxis (Mariner’s compass)

The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius

mariners compass
outlasts the Argonauts ships
shining in the sky


Psalm 3:8

Psalm 3:8

Psalm3:8 From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.

When Lord brings deliverance
Our suffering will end
We will have peace and freedom
We will celebrate and worship
For our Lord brings blessings pon all the faithful people

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Psalm 3:6–7

Psalm 3:6–7

Psalm 3:6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.

Psalm 3:7 Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

I will not fear for you are at my side;
though thousands assail me from all around.
My trust and strength are in you, my Lord;
who sees and knows all things.
Arise, from the shadows my Lord;
deliver me, my God from all my enemies.
Strike those on the jaw who persecute me;
break the teeth of the wicked.
My trust and faith are ever in you,
You are ever, my Lord and my God.
As you deliver me, from injustice;
have mercy on my short comings.

Sunday, May 17, 2015



Psalm 3:5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

I lie down
easily I sleep
again I awaken
Why — because of the Lord
He sustains me always

Sunday, May 17, 2015

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