Wednesday, January 23, 2013


On Friday night during my retreat, the staff served a delicious Japanese soup and sides.  All the food that week was interesting and delicious, and a Thank You Haiku came to me while eating in silence and listening to the chairs scrape along the dining room floor.  That evening, David and I took a walk in the rain, and encountered some of God's creatures on the Tennessee plateau.


On Japanese Night
      A Haiku of Thanks

Food: God's gifts we eat
Made by loving hands and hearts
The chairs squeak, "Amen!"


A Night's Walk With David

Rustling in the woods;
A shadow glides through dark fog.
The deer joins its friend.

A toad hops beneath.
Two earthworms straddle the road.
Two friends share the rain.

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