Dance #uganda #atozchallenge

Orphan’s voices lift to the stars

can’t keep feet from moving

notes merge harmonious

large is the circle of our song

mimicking children’s motions

I don’t want the song to end

laughter young and old

fills the skies

tired we sit on mats

our hearts still singing

as we do crafts

 Jesus is smiling

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color butterfly

children want to dance in the sky

coffee filter art

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The video sharing the beauty of the Acholi culture.

 I know that these children at Mercy Home have come from hard and lonely places. We are greeted each day with smiles of  love and welcome and we end the day Dancing!

Enjoy the A to Z challenge this month!

Im also tagging on to Poets United prompt April. Spring and April give cause to dance with the blossoms.

One #atozchallenge #haiku

 

blossom

she is alone

spring orchestrates color and life

admired by many

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One is the Loneliest… And Three Dog Night Does it Well

But Im not alone in enjoying the A to Z challenge today here are some bloggers to enjoy:

What’s New? “#atozchallenge #haiku

bw column

Nuts and bolts

fall’s remnants hide new growth

rusty details

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I dont know about you but I am still dealing with (last year’s) leaves that are covering new spring growth.

Its symbolic of my life at the moment.

So how is spring turning out for you or fall if you are in the southern hemisphere?

April #atozchallenge

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No fooling

spring calls cherry blossoms to fly

nature in full bloom

cherry for haiku

Welcome to April and the A to Z challenge. This is my fifth year and every year has different challenges. I hope you can be refreshed by a moment of poetry.

Happy April (“A”)

What does April mean to you?

Visiting these folks today over at the Challenge:

Bzzzzz #haiku

Bee

a mark on the world

flower offers a yellow kiss

spring’s exclamation

Here’s one for the bees (who people so often run away from). These little creatures diligently keep our world alive.

Our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai has once again offered a wonderful prompt.
bee by aussiegall

Grace in Haiku

“It’s my pleasure to bring a new episode of Haiku Shuukan. Several weeks ago, we started with Joan Halifax’s G.R.A.C.E and this week it’s about the “A” in G.R.A.C.E. The “A” stands for Attaining to Self Other. ”

fountain

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Shuukan:
Attaining to Self-Other:

“Sense without judgment. This is an active process of inquiry, first involving yourself, then the other person. Open a space in which the encounter can unfold, in which you are present for whatever may arise, in yourself and in the other person.”

What to do with this idea in a haiku? I don’t really know, but I have to give it a try:

a young cherry tree
this spring will be the first
to bloom for Buddha

© Chèvrefeuille

Seek and ye shall find

spring waters cleanse winter hearts

eyes open to Grace

©mdw

Thanks to Kristjaan Panneman for a refreshing prompt from Carpe Diem

Under the Tulip Tree #poetry

magnolia bloom

Two lips meet beneath spring

dancing in moon’s light

 love is serenading

each day appears more bright

years pass, colors fade

hands once always clasped

 feelings stored

in moth eaten past

Under pink blossoms

 veiled in a mist

am I your joy

or prefer love desist

I can no more see

what you meant to say

in eyes that once told me

more than two lips conveyed

red tulips

Sharing this Spring poem with Poets Pantry

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