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Greatest need
In this present time
Is patience

And caution
As we hunker down
Till storm’s gone.

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* 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/
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© Dennis Allen Lange, 2020.

 

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I’m here, and I’m waiting again
(Another will suffer the pain).
But as that’s occurring – away –
My minutes are whittled – my day
Is shortened, restricted. My view:
An office, a worker, or two.

Life’s filled with these moments we wait
Like horses to start at a gate.
A woman will wait for a child
Nine months, though it’s driving her wild.
The check’s in the mail – will it come?
Impatient, our fingers may drum.

I’m sitting here thinking of this,
And waiting is not far from bliss.
I’m turning these thoughts in my mind
To verses some others may find.
Thus, sweet balm of peace fills my brain
Like sounds and the smell of the rain.

Occurring to me is this thought:
Since waiting is often, we ought
Put weight in our waiting so space
Won’t sit on, like shadows, our face.
If silver, or if it is gold,
The wait will shine forth forty fold.

Our living itself is a wait,
For death, we hope distant in date.
And what with our lives will we do
While days whittle down till we’re through?

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photo by Robert Proksa at
https://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nj98RMe/Clock+01

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© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2018.

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‘Tis a lesson you should heed,
If at first you don’t succeed,
Try, try again;

Then your courage should appear,
For if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear
Try, try again;

Once or twice, though you should fail,
If you would at last prevail,
Try, try again;

If we strive, ’tis no disgrace
Though we do not win the race;
What should you do in the case?
Try, try again

If you find your task is hard,
Time will bring you your reward,
Try, try again

All that other folks can do,
Why, with patience, should not you?
Only keep this rule in view:
Try, try again.

 

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I’m caught in traffic – five o’clock,
And everything is slowed.
The cheetahs now are turtles and
The snails are nailed to the road.

I’m stuck behind the steering wheel
And traffic’s like a clock –
It moves by sound: tick tick tick tick
So slow to go just a block.

I’m sure there’re those who fume and curse
To burn gas sitting still,
And long for home, an easy chair,
And view, like mine, on a hill.

But there’s a way to rise above
This glacier moving slow,
And some are very good at it –
It’s what we all need to know.

It is a way to win the wait
In each and ev’ry que –
Just find a something that you love –
A ship to sail you on through.

Just study people; say a prayer
Play games with all the signs.
There are a million things – and me?
I sailed – I wrote all these lines.

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photo by Michal Zacharzewski at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/noDRdOY/Rush+hour

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© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2018.

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“Rain and rain! and rain and rain!”
Yesterday we muttered
Grimly as the grim refrain
That the thunders uttered;
All the heavens under cloud –
All the sunshine sleeping;
All the grasses limply bowed
With their weight of weeping. 

Sigh and sigh! and sigh and sigh!
Never end of sighing;
Rain and rain for our reply –
Hopes half drowned and dying;
Peering through the window-pane,
Naught but endless raining –
Endless sighing, and, as vain,
Endlessly complaining. 

Shine and shine! and shine and shine!
Ah! to-day the splendor! –
All this glory yours and mine –
God! but God is tender!
We to sigh instead of sing,
Yesterday in sorrow,
While the Lord was fashioning
This for our Tomorrow!

 

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I know that your life can be trying,
But you dandelions must stop your crying.
E’en though you’re now grounded,
By passing feet hounded,
The truth is that soon you’ll be flying.

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photo by Michal Zacharzewski at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mpqOmdG/Dandelion+meadow

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

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Carpenter With A Green Thumb

Like green grass
And all the green trees,
It just grew.

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Sticky Situations

True picture
Of this world and life.
It’s not smooth.

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And Be Patient

Life flows by –
Get out all your gear,
Bait your hook.

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all photos by Michal Zacharzewski –
Carpenter – http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mjn4q92/Green+house

Sticky –
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mhisx7E/Aesculus

Patient –
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mhisTmw/An+angler

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* 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/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

 

 

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