Posts Tagged ‘new world’


We’ll leave the sheltered English shores behind –
Thatched roofs, warm hearths, the might of Good Queen Bess.
We’ll ride three corks upon a pond of brine,
Like pawns that inch forth in a game of chess.

Our living friends we’ll leave behind in tombs;
We’ll brave the tempests on the troubled sea,
Endure close quarters like twins in a womb
To travel to a land we cannot see.

At last, when she appears, we’ll give a shout! –
And on our sea legs wobble to the shore.
We’ll claim, midst all the dangers there about,
This land for Bess and Britain evermore.

We’ll take a cherished flag and raise it there
And call the enterprise Virginia Dare!


© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2017.

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Escape Hatch

A new life?
Exit universe –
Take left here.


This Could Be Super!

Here I am
Been waiting all day
For Clark Kent.


Inside Outside

Rich in faith,
We worship, enwrapped.
And the poor?


*The cathedral whose stained glass window illustrates the last haiku
has a regular ministry to the poor and has established a food bank to
aid the needy.  The haiku is a generalization to cause those who
believe to examine themselves to make sure their faith is not limited
to a building but governs their whole life.


Escape Hatch photo by Nicolas Raymond at

Super photo by Michal Zacharzewski at

Inside Outside photo by Kevin Tuck at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mmtLXam/Cathedral+window


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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