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October 2015

The Held Breath

Carpe Diem Special #179 Tom D’Evelyn “The Held Breath: Sound and Silence in a Haiku”

Tom D’Evelyn “The Held Breath: Sound and Silence in a Haiku”

the whine of the leaf blower
the leaves the leaves keep falling
silently                                                  © Tom D’Evelyn

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autumn sun
sets fire to the trees
just before dusk

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a movement
amongst the shadows
then nothing

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walk through the woods
dry leaves crunching underfoot
birds strangely silent

Psalm 5:8

Psalm 5:8

8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies —
make your way straight before me.

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lead me Lord
create in me a clean heart
make me strong

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how do you bask
in your righteousness
while the poor suffer

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I falter
because of my enemies
and my arrogance

Psalm 5:7 But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your…

Psalm 5:7 But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down
toward your holy temple.

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Lord, I sing your great praise and lift your name on my lips. Entering your sanctuary with joy in my heart. I bow down in reverence to you and pour out my love. In your presence, oh Lord I am forever welcome.

Psalm 5:4–6

Psalm 5:4–6

4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand
in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.

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We plead, Oh Lord for your just mercy.
You are a God who is not pleased
with wickedness and evil.
You who hate all wrong,
and detest deceitfulness,
forgive us and welcome us
into your presence, do not cast us out.

Psalm 5:1–3

Psalm 5:1–3

1 Listen to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.

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my Lord, my King
please hear my song of sorrow
I pray to you for help
listen to my plea expectantly I wait

Psalm 5

Psalm 5

1 Listen to my words, Lord,

consider my lament.

2 Hear my cry for help,

my King and my God,

for to you I pray.

3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;

in the morning I lay my requests before you

and wait expectantly.

4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;

with you, evil people are not welcome.

5 The arrogant cannot stand

in your presence.

You hate all who do wrong;

6 you destroy those who tell lies.

The bloodthirsty and deceitful

you, Lord, detest.

7 But I, by your great love,

can come into your house;

in reverence I bow down

toward your holy temple.

8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness

because of my enemies —

make your way straight before me.

9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;

their heart is filled with malice.

Their throat is an open grave;

with their tongues they tell lies.

10 Declare them guilty, O God!

Let their intrigues be their downfall.

Banish them for their many sins,

for they have rebelled against you.

11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;

let them ever sing for joy.

Spread your protection over them,

that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;

you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Silent & Over

Haiku Horizons: Silent

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in the silence
of the autumn woods
nature softly speaks



I started to use nature calls as my last line., but then it hit me and I had to LOL.

 

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over and over
a spider tries desperately
to free a leaf


Could You Spare a Dime?

Could You Spare a Dime?

Out sitting under the stars watching the Orionids Meteor Shower I had lots of time to think. I pondered the millions of stars, each always in its place. This made me think of the millions of Syrians without a place. How could one ordinary person make a difference in the Syrian refugee crisis? I wondered how much money could I spare. Not much. If I set aside a dime a day in a month that would only be three dollars. What If I challenged just ten people that would be thirty dollars in a month. If each of these ten people challenged ten more people, or their co-workers, classmates or church members… well you could see how that would add up.

What about you? And if you do it for one month then maybe you could do it for another. Why not try for a whole year? I mean this crisis is not going to be solved overnight, people are going to need food water, housing and medicine. They will need schools and jobs. It’s a lot of resources for communities to absorb. So could you spare a dime a day?

There are many organizations that could use your support. It’s not who you give to but that you give that’s important. Step up and help. I saw just one meteor but it made a spectacular blaze. Make a difference for something that matters — life and dignity. Start your own shower of dimes.

Be sure to check out any organization you give to. Are they legitimate? How much of their money actually goes to the cause and how much is overhead? Click Charity Watch to get the ratings on the top charities helping this crises and contact information.

Psalm 4:8

In peace I will lie down and sleep,for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

because of you Lord
I live can live in safety
peacefully I sleep

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