I awoke early this morning, waiting for the new arrival of our youngest Grandbaby, and my heart was filled with so many emotions.
Too full for expression even
So I looked over at Ronovan Hester’s site to see if he had posted the prompts for this week for his poetry challenge issued at #RonovanWrites,
where the charge is given to write #Haiku using his prompts. Sure enough, there were the words for this week: #flow&tear.
Oh, I know these words, I thought,
as my heart is filled
with the weariness of the flow of the trial
on my own path,
and yet I sense the tearing that will come
as I let go of old ways
to find the healing
in the new.
Isn’t that also a picture of
Labor and Birth?
“My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
When we carry our children
with a heart full of love
we find ourselves
carried over the edge,
our hearts lacking enough
to be what’s needed.
We find in the failing
that God is enough
the flow never ceasing
So, again this week, I will try my hand at joining in this #Haiku Challenge. I had to try two, since my heart was stirred in separate ways. Here is my first offering:
Heart and Healing
Heart will you tear free
River of healing can flow
Strength and Life renew
And the second offering with the little one in mind:
Life is Born
The wee Babe inside
Pushing through sac to tear free
New breath will flow in
“The Lord is my strength and my shield
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.”