Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Found Haiku -- On a More Hopeful Note

Unsplash photo by Andre Hunter

To change the world, you
must start out by loving it.
Don’t forget to dance.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019

Found in Garrison Keillor's column "The pleasure of running into Stan on Sunday,"

This haiku and the one from yesterday were written in response to Linda Mitchell's challenge on Today's Little Ditty. It's pretty addictive.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Found Haiku

something was missing
where had all those insects gone
a feeling of loss

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019

Image and words found in this article: "The Insect Apocalypse is Here: What Does it Mean for the Rest of Life on Earth?" by Brooke Jarvis, November 27, 2018

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Choice is Yours






The Choice is Yours

There will always be fences
there will always be walls
keeping out, keeping in

And there will always be beauty
there will always be art
reaching out, seeking within

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019


“Theology is not only about understanding the world; it is about mending the world”
-- Miroslav Volf

Started by a squabble between goddesses over the Golden Apple, the Trojan
War is a complicated mess of jealousy and political intrigue.
And did it really happen, or is it just a conglomeration of stories passed down?
Let’s not haggle about the details.
Look instead at this caterpillar on the dill. A gentle poke reveals its
Osmeterium, a repugnatorial organ that jumps out like a snake to startle predators.
Watch as its jaws reduce the shoot to a skeleton.
This common caterpillar will become
A butterfly named for Polyxena, youngest daughter of King Priam of Troy.
Ironic metaphor for beauty that comes from strife, or fluttering reminder:
Love for even the smallest miracle of life is the cure we must aim for?

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019