Riverbed Days


Today’s prompt: tortilla, vault, riverbed

Bienvenido* Riverbed

Where we played as children

After munching tortillas made

By hand…neighborhood abuelita.**

Memories, diamonds in heart’s vault

Gilded days, skipping stones…

Laughter, monkey-chatter of carefree

Kids with dreams wide as horizon.

Riverbed’s dry now, all but erased…

Along with childhood’s open-soul face.

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*Spanish for Welcome, **Spanish for grandma

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Heart Stones


Today’s prompt: “I never thought that was possible.”

Heart made of


Stepping stones: respect, trust


Time…exchanging ideas, feelings, laughter

Love turning tide—I never thought that was possible.

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The Pi-Archimedes verse is:
○ a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
○ measured by the number of words in each line 3-1-4-1-5-9 to match the numerical sequence of the first six digits of Pi.
○ unrhymed.

Happy God

Prompt: Laughter

Cubby’s Prompt Instructions:  Please help me finish this poem. It doesn’t have to rhyme, and I will add your entry to this post with your blog link and avatar name. If you don’t see your entry posted within 12 hours, please let me know.  And please try to keep your entry under 16 lines.

“You laughed the stars into the sky”

Only now, this minute, do I realize

This, and understand joyful truth:

You are God who loves, cherishes, knows me

Your misfit, orphaned child of scarred mystery

You are the Happy God*, my Heavenly Father

Hurray!  Hurrah!

And even if I see no stars, clouds concealing

I will listen for, hear, the twinkling of Your laughter

The merriment You feel when You look upon me

With tender care, covenant grace and peace.


*If you’re interested in knowing more about the Happy God, you might read The Sacrament of Happy, by Lisa Harper

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