I thought you might appreciate reading through the Haiku Cluster that the judges thought were worthy of first place winner in the competition. All of the haiku spring from the Scriptures related as listed.
Appropriate for the Easter season is “To say ‘I love you’ God sent a cross.” The truth that we are co-heirs with the eternal Godhead is incomprehensible, but the Scriptures certainly remind us how rich we are in Christ.
If a haiku or two moves you and you would like to share your thoughts, I would love to meditate on them with you.
A HAIKU CLUSTER
I bequeath to you, Romans 8:17a
every sunrise I’ve painted,
all originals. -God
Adam, while you slept, Genesis 2:21-22
God slipped Eve into your bed,
then he left, smiling.
To say “I love you,” John 19:17-18
we send flowers or a card,
but God sent a cross.
Five little fingers Luke 2:7
squeeze young Mary’s nose and face
as God lies on straw.
Often mothers ’ prayers I Samuel 1:27
mend the broken jars of clay
they molded from birth.
Silent, by a grave, II Corinthians 1:4
arm around a friend, healing
a hole in the heart.
Before life’s bookends Amos 4:12b
squeeze away your last-held breath,
prepare for closure.