Autumn’s Arrival (Haiku Series #156)

Bless You!

Allergy time peaks

Summer moves into autumn—

Ragweed in full bloom

Golden, flowering ragweed sprouting everywhere.

Splendid Transition

Summertime fading

Crisp, cool mornings signal change—

Autumn’s billboard colors

Autumn colors Ohio’s Chestnut Ridge Metro Park.

Poetic Time

Autumn comes knocking

Where have all the song birds gone?

Morning’s quiet peace

Quiet morning along the trail at Chestnut Ridge.

Enchanted Walk

Walking Chestnut Ridge Metro Park shares the enchanted delights of one of central Ohio’s most precious gems.

Discovering these woods

Longing for morning walk

Sharing nature’s promise

Enchanted forest talks

 

Breathing nature’s freshness

Winding through woodland’s peace

Fascinating venture

Enchanted, sweet showpiece

 

Scaling every hill

Navigating each trail

Finding nature’s secrets

Enchanted story’s tale

 

Standing still, time shall wait

Looking around each bend

Treasuring nature’s prize

Enchanted spirit’s friend

 

Dreaming of tomorrow

Hiking this ridge again

Searching for nature’s gifts

Enchanted walk, Amen!

 

Another view from Chestnut Ridge Metro Park features its deep, summer green.

I frequently walk Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, which is located about ten minutes from my home.  I have used this setting for other poems, and here is a sample:

Nature’s Deployment (Haiku Series #153)

Every Day

Sunrise sends greeting

Creator’s hand wakens day—

Glorious morning

Morning sunrise over the Choptank River along Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Echoing Cadence

Soul-filled percussion

Pulsating afternoon sky–

Thunder’s rhythmic beat

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Still Here

Hot days continue

Waiting for autumn colors—

Summer must insist

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Monday Memories: Nocturnal Beauty

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A magnificent oak tree stands center in a park

Waiting with quiet majesty in the solitary dark

 

The blackness of night only adds to the scene

Bringing tranquility and peace, free and clean

 

Trees with fruit blossoms, in full view even at night

Sending forth a fragrance, invigorating and right

 

Tiny green leaves are growing out on the tall trees

Waving from a gentle breath of the wind with ease

 

In the distance, glowing lights enhance a background

Providing a reverent atmosphere without any sound

 

A bit of shining moonlight fashions extra to see

Moving and playful shadows amongst the trees

 

Even at night, God’s creation sparkles all new

Painting for each evening, a breathtaking view

 

The eastern light rises to create the dawn

Crooning birds welcome a newborn fawn

 

The stillness begins to wake-up from its rest

Leaving its nocturnal beauty, always the best!

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Renewing Seasons

From Ecclesiastes 3:1:  “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

Central Ohio’s Walnut Woods Metro Park waits for spring under cover of snow.

Winter’s dormant, gray months

Nature taking her break

Gathering strength for spring

Life’s welcoming handshake

 

People face frozen times

Seeking spirit’s rebirth

Darkness returns to light

New season blesses earth

 

Summer’s shining moments

Nature’s blooming color

Autumn’s blessed pause waits

Hourglass sand grows smaller

 

Happiness seeks to shine

Hope filling eager hearts

Spirit nurtures man’s faith

Risen Lord, life restarts

 

Through nature’s creation

Breathing with perfect poise

Order to life itself

God’s divine plan deploys

 

Life’s transition wakens

Rising sun shares reasons

Joy, sorrow, gain, or loss

Renewing fresh seasons

  

Morning’s brilliant sunrise awakens in central Ohio.

From Genesis 8:22:  “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Summer’s Pause

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Summer’s heat taking pause

Rain touches with wet paws

 

Dry landscape’s soaking mist

Moisture been greatly missed

 

Gray overcast hides skies

Missing sun sadly sighs

 

Nature’s well-deserved break

Setting up summer’s cake

 

Crops, flowers, and grass smile

Delicious, stay awhile

 

Harmony finds its tune

Despite absent, full moon

 

Tranquility looks down

Nature’s elegant gown

 

Richest hues, brightest tones

Beauty’s shining gemstones

 

Precious stones on display

Add one more day to play

 

Summer’s heat shall resume

But first, smell rain’s fresh bloom

 

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Summer Performances (Haiku Series #147)

New Day

Glorious sunrise

Serenity awakens—

Morning’s peace dawning

Morning’s sunrise at central Ohio’s Walnut Woods Metro Park.

Breakfast Time

Morning feeding time

Nature’s chaotic rhythm—

Bird feeder invites

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Sizzling Hunger

Dog days of summer

Mercury ready to burst—

Appetite heats up

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Refreshing Rain

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Renewing dry, parched landscape

Resurrecting nature’s shape

 

Refreshing rain offers grace

Restoring peace to this place

 

Restarting with single drop

Reopening life’s closed shop

 

Reaffirming rain calling

Rallying lifeline falling

 

Recommitting faithful hand

Reassuring thirsty land

 

Reviving lost paradise

Rebounding rain’s special spice

 

Relieving vast acres’ stress

Rejuvenating success

 

Renovating rain’s duty

Recapturing land’s beauty

 

Rekindling valley’s lost spark

Reflecting light over dark

 

Repairing nature’s lost soul

Remaking her glory whole

 

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This nature-rich poem is crafted with a different style.  Beginning each verse with an “R” word as inspired by “refreshing rain,” offers a challenge for my poetic pen.  

One

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“One” standing up, life’s lonesome number

Rising today, waking from slumber

 

One single digit, filled with courage

Stepping up, ready to encourage

 

One man standing with boldness, alone

Moving against tyranny’s dark throne

 

One tiny seed maturing to grow

Spawning thick forest, nature’s chateau

 

One last try remains, taking a chance

Advancing to championship’s dance

 

One more war, aiming to end all war

Proving to be mankind’s hopeless chore

 

One single journey, will never do

Touring Yellowstone’s picturesque views

 

One small voice, singing with gentle praise

Joining life’s chorus, hearts now ablaze

 

One yummy taste, frozen now in time

Savoring home cooking at mealtime

 

One kind act, paying forward life’s grace

Sharing love, lighting up darkest place

 

One heart knocks, opening couple’s door

Adopting this daughter, love cares for

 

One righteous Son of God, boldly walks

Bearing our sins, Cross forever talks

 

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Solitude

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Eternal solitude

Everlasting, subdued

 

Morning moments alone

Glorious sunrise sown

 

Life’s daily rhythm glides

From dawn to evening tides

 

Harmony lights day’s lamp

Tranquility’s base camp

 

Flowing with ceaseless soul

Steady rivers patrol

 

Fragrant summer flowers

Beauty added each hour

 

Awesome mountaintop views

Quiet valleys diffuse

 

Warmest rays of sunshine

Hope never felt so fine

 

Oasis filled with spice

Matchless, pure paradise

 

Heavens praising with peace

Calmness shares newborn lease

 

Landscape’s lyrics compose

Midnight moonlight shadows

 

 Precious moments of bliss

Breathtaking, sweetest kiss

  

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