Darkness Fades and Daylight Breaks Anew

For #RonovanWritesWeeklyHaikuChallenge this week the words are Eye & Fade. You could take those words in any number of directions. I thought about darkness and daylight.

My three haiku came to me in a different order than you see here. As I read and reordered them they seemed to flow from one to the next. I’ll not elaborate on my interpretation. They may speak to you in a different way.


Darkness Hovers


Daylight slowly fades

Eyes once sharp are growing dim

Darkness hovers close




New Dreams Come


Old dreams fade away

New ones shine with hope

My eyes look ahead



Dawn Breaks Anew


Dawn breaks bright and fresh

Nighttime fades as fiery eye

Blazes through the mist




(John 1:1-5)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup, #MomentsofHope, #TeaAndWord, #RaRaLinkup,


20 thoughts on “Darkness Fades and Daylight Breaks Anew

    1. Thank you so much, Natalie. I’m glad you were inspired. I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment sooner. For some reason my plug in had put it in spam. I don’t know how it chooses what is or isn’t spam. Often it puts comments in spam that shouldn’t be there.

      Blessings to you!

  1. Dear Gayl, These are beautiful today! This portion is speaking to me now especially:
    “Old dreams fade away
    New ones shine with hope
    My eyes look ahead”
    It is lovely to think that God always has new dreams for us, isn’t it? Thank you so much for encouraging me to look for His Dreams again, even in this Season of Slow. Blessings to you my poet/sister/friend! xoxo
    P.S. your daughter’s class is giving me the courage to sign my closure as being a “poet friend!” 🙂

    1. Bettie, thank you so much for your continued encouragement and support. 🙂 You definitely caught my meaning in that portion you quoted. We may grow older an our bodies may not work the way we want, but He always has new dreams for us!

      So many blessings to you my sister/poet/friend! xoxo

      I shared your words with Jamie and she sent back a big smile. It encourages her to know that she has encouraged someone else.

    1. Thank you, Michele! Sometimes it’s really hard to find the right words to convey the meaning. I really appreciate your encouragement!

      Many blessings to you, dear sister!

    1. Thank you, Brandi. I’ve realized as I get older that some dreams have to go, but then God puts new ones in their places. It does bring hope, doesn’t it?

      Blessings to you! Thanks for hosting at #LMMLinkup!

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