Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


November 2015

Stag Beetle

Carpe Diem #868 Stag Beetle /Flying Deer

Sorry was excited about stag beetles and posted before reading the entire prompt, so no flying deer yet.

Cerf-volant_MHNT_Dos.jpgStag Beetle Credit

children rushing
to the porta potty
giant stag beetle


giant stag beetle
piece de resistance
child’s bug collection

Psalm 5:10

Psalm 5:10

Psalm 5:10
Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.


Declare them guilty,
those who take innocent blood.
Those who cowardly send
others to blow themselves up.
Who will serve justice
for their horrible crimes.
O God, Declare them guilty.
Let their intrigues be their downfall,
let their enemies overcome them.
Who O Lord benefits from the cries
of infants lost in senseless carnage?
What mother can be comforted?
What child does not fill with hatred
for the loss of parents?
O God strike fear in the hearts
of our attackers, banish them
for the sins against the innocent.
They are not only rebelling
against democracy and liberty,
but against you as well, O Lord.
Hear our cries for revenge,
give us our satisfaction for justice.
No, Lord restore to us our peace,
do not let our hearts be hardened.
O God let us learn forgiveness.





Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #18 Yugen


laden with time
roots gnarled and twisted
anchored to past



in the mist
dew drops cling
reveling webs


Today is my Birthday — Paul Signac

Today is my Birthday — Paul Signac

Paul Signac was born November 11, 1863. He was a french painter who was famous for his pointillism style. He began his artistic career at the age of 23, after being inspired by the work of Monet. He was greatly influenced by Seurat’s work, and he and Seurat became great friends. I love the soft muted colors of his work, it feels like being in a dream.

along the shore
under a cotton candy sky
I dream of you



to the edges of life
autumn leaves



Carpe Diem #854 happiness;


a walk in the woods
my father a child again
examining leaves



boisterous laughter
around my mother’s table
sharing memories



a quiet day
listening to bird songs
breathing in




Mother Nature

Carpe Diem #854 Mother Nature


unexplained beauty
mother nature’s riches


all forms
holding beauty within
reflect the creator



Carpe Diem #852 Healing


bathing feet
in cool waters of the stream


evening light
streaming through stained glass
basking in holy moment

Van Gogh

for: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond -Van Gogh (Shadorma Pair)


fields of golden wheat
azure skies
up above
the artists sorrow hidden
inspiration soars

no shadows
pass by the windows
no brushes
dance with color
the artist’s light  has grown dim
we must say goodbye


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