I’ve been so busy writing other types of poetry that I almost forgot about #RonovanWritesWeeklyHaikuChallenge. This week the prompt words are Blow & Please. I immediately thought of the wind and how it moves the clouds. Later my thoughts turned to birthday candles.
Wind blows where it will
Moving clouds across the sky
Changing shapes that please
The wind was blowing quite strong this afternoon bringing a slight chill to an otherwise warm day. [bctt tweet=”I watched the trees moving back and forth, and it was like watching a dance.” username=”GaylWright”] The picture doesn’t really show them moving, but they inspired the next haiku nonetheless.
Dark against the sky
Trees sway in a pleasing dance
Wind blows fast and free
Breezes gently blow
Chimes ring out a melody
What a pleasing sound
I tried to upload a video to share with you the music of the chimes, but the internet would not cooperate. You’ll just have to use your imagination.
This next photo is the first thing that popped into my mind when I thought of blowing out candles. My granddaughter was quite enthralled at her sixth birthday.
Blow out the candles
Celebrate your day of birth
Please come join the fun
Birthdays and Wind Blowing
In thinking of birthdays and how the wind blows I’m reminded of the encounter Nicodemus had with Jesus one night. Jesus told him that the only way to see the kingdom of God was to be reborn. That confused Nicodemus and he wondered how in the world that could be. Jesus was talking about being born of the Spirit, and He said something that perplexed Nicodemus even more.
The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. (John 3:8)
We don’t understand how it all works, but Jesus did explain a little more about His own part in the process:
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:14-17)
I am thankful Jesus came to earth and loved us enough to follow through with His mission to save us.