LEAP AND THROB
Leap & Throb are the words for Ronovan Writes weekly haiku challenge. The first thought I had is how our hearts leap and throb within us when we are excited or nervous. Excitement can come in many ways causing hearts to beat faster. You may even see children running and leaping when they are dismissed for summer vacation. A bride just before her wedding, a new school or a job promotion are other examples of excitement causing events.
Without naming anything in particular, my first haiku tries to capture that feeling of excitement. Of course sometimes our hearts beat faster because of anxiety or panic, and that is not fun.
My thoughts with this haiku are about happy things that happen in our lives. As you read it think about what might cause you to leap with joy.
I leap in the air
My heart throbs within my chest
So much excitement
My second haiku brings to mind those debilitating headaches many of us have sometime or another. It was fresh in my mind as I suffered with one for a couple of days this week.
Throbbing and leaping
Hammers pounding in my head
Intense pain lingers
Whether I am happy or sad, in pain or health, I know that I can trust my Lord to be near. He may not change the circumstances, but God does give me strength and peace. My body may not feel like praising God when my head is pounding or my back aching, but I still put my faith in him.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.