A prayer, a plea and a promise

May heavenly rain

water the hearts of mankind

with loving-kindness


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Flotsam of our past

it’s water under the bridge

Wave from river banks

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Washed away through tears

Cleansed through the sweat of our brow

human suffering

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Paying Lip Service for RUBY

Pucker up your lips

pucker up rooooooobe red lips 

to round out the sound


Color-bound Ruby

yearning for green “compliment”

stuck in monochrome

GIVE me a break, it’s just haiku

Give, strange little word

neither melodic nor quaint

quixotic at best

 Give it to me now

give in, give out, so giving

Don’t ever give up

A give-or-take verb

Frankly I don’t give a darn

 a strange little word

I'm thinking about it . . .

“Give ME a break – Judy’s the one who’s strange . . .”

HOME on the range warmed over

Gene Autry singing Home, Home on the Range inspired my original Haiku ( posted the last time the prompt was “home”).  For your literary pleasure I’ve added a another “homey” haiku.

Bob the Blobfish sez: "Here she goes again. . ."

Bob the Blobfish sez:
“Here she goes again. . .”

Panic on the Prairie Haiku

Home, home on the range
it’s much more comfortable
when the gas is off

by judy's brain

by judy

When the cold wind blows

be careful warming your buns

by the home fires

Hooked on the Haiku BRANCH – tu haiku for yu

 Rooted in God’s love

we are all leaves of one tree

and fruits of one branch

“A fundamental teaching of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i faith,  is the oneness of the world of humanity. Addressing mankind, He says: “Ye are all leaves of one tree and the fruits of one branch.”  

“In this way His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh expressed the oneness of humankind whereas in all religious teachings of the past, the human world has been represented as divided into two parts, one known as the people of the Book of God or the pure tree and the other the people of infidelity and error or the evil tree.”

“The former were considered as belonging to the faithful and the others to the hosts of the irreligious and infidel; one part of humanity the recipients of divine mercy and the other the object of the wrath of their Creator.

His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh removed this by proclaiming the oneness of the world of humanity and this principle is specialized in His teachings for He has submerged all mankind in the sea of divine generosity. Some are asleep; they need to be awakened. Some are ailing; they need to be healed. Some are immature as children; they need to be trained. But all are recipients of the bounty and bestowals of God.”

Golden Snub Nose

Golden Snub Nose

When you’re stuck in mud

need to climb to higher ground

any branch will do


Haiku Horizons – prompt BRANCH

On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea, Becca Givens 

The Baha’i World Faith