We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
[Marianne Williamson]

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A is for... anno Domini

Today, I start combining Poetry Friday and the A B See photo meme.

I had planned a ballade about ants, but the combination of scorching weather and grumpy children was not conducive to a complicated composition.

Then Rocks in My Dryer hijacked me with a haiku challenge. Free stuff! I had to enter :D Needless to say, I wasn't one of the finalists (or you would have heard me whooping and hollering from wherever in the world you are reading from!)

It seems my New Year's Resolutions are pretty much the same as the other respondents to her challenge - less of me in the physical dimension, more of me in the spiritual dimension and don't forget, be nice to the babies. I started thinking about how far I was already falling below my own expectations in such matters - and we're not even halfway through January yet. The haiku which resulted from this self-examination evolved into a tanka.

New Year's Resolutions
One day at a time.
Relax! Be kind to yourself.
God will see you through.
More of HIM, less of you. The
little ones need loving too.

I obviously couldn't team this poem with a photo of an ant, so instead, here is an ANGEL!

I had a bright idea - photograph the angel with a bunch of agapanthus. I was arranging them on the old exercise trampoline which sits in our yard when Wombat had a bright idea too... let's make the angel dance!

This week's Poetry Friday is hosted by Anastasia at Picture Book of the Day. (Yes, yes, I know. It is already Saturday where I am, but as far as I am concerned, it's never a new day until after I have been to bed! Been burning the midnight oil far too much lately... another resolution in need of a revolution!)

Also, amble over to The Homeschool Post for more A B See photo fun :D


jenniferknoblock said...

Your poetic resolutions are right on the money, and expressed so beautifully, too. I'm saving this to remind myself...

Happy New Year!

Fiddler said...


I love the haiku, and the New Year's resolutions. So succinct, so on target with what so many of us moms experience. I'm ambling over to your homeschooling blog now. Mine is here, should you care to stop by! : )

Warm wishes for a wonderful 2009.

Sara said...

Angels should dance. Wombat is a poet in the making.

Blessings on your Resolutions.

Both of Us said...

Your post makes my happy -- especially the dancing Angel.

It's also good to expand my world to the whole planet: here we have freezing rain, but in my world there is also scorching heat.

What a beautiful world we have.

gina said...

Quite an interseting twist you put on the ABSee meme- and I liked seeing you keep it real with the shot of your son. :)

LilBear said...

Ahh, nice mix of colors together. In the 2nd photo, love the focus on the angel's face with the green branches in the background. Make her bounce, Wombat!