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Haiku for You

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I’ve been posting on Medium to 3 different publications— Publishous , Koinonia, and Haiku Hub.

Medium was created by the founder of Blogger and Twitter. It is an online magazine but not a Christian one. However, there are a few publications that are Christian or have a Christian channel.

I post there to reach out to people who probably won’t visit my website on their own. Many of them are seeking, were former believers, quasi-believers, and some are solid believers.


I haven’t done much in the way of poetry for a long time, so I thought I’d try my hand at some Haiku. So, here are a few of my Haiku’s for you! Enjoy!

Haiku for You!

The Long Drive

grey-black forest path

bridges…rivers…flowers…grass

interrupt boredom


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Photo by Robert Bye on Unsplash

Deeper

Deep calls me deeper

Waterfall’s roar…is hushed as

waves sweep over me


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Art of Teaching

the art of teaching

make complicated simple

true complete in-depth


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standing at the edge

waves washing over my feet

horizon gazing

sedated calm thoughts

watching the sea…birds in flight

sand water sky meet

The Art of Dying to Self

Most of us have heard of having either left or right brain dominance. Those who have a left-brain dominance are supposed to be more analytical, while those with right-brain dominance are more creative.

Art is defined as a creative skill or ability, and science is knowledge about something or study of a subject. Typically, art and science are seen as opposites, just as with left or right brain dominance.

And by the way, the idea of left or right brain dominance? It turns out to be a popular myth. So, maybe art and science aren't so opposite.

The Art of Dying

Dying is not a favorite topic for most of us. We want to avoid talking about it and would like to circumvent death itself. But it's inevitable here on earth.

As a pastor, I often saw how awkward most people feel around the survivors of loved ones who've died. What do we say or not say to them?

This is especially true in American culture. Most other cultures have specific customs and beliefs about death. Grief and mourning are natural, not something to ignore or avoid.