(g) LIGHT; …extraordinary (alternate pi ku, tau ku series) (12.13)

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”
Aaron Rose

LIGHT; …extraordinary
(alternate pi ku, tau ku series)

expected
snow
did not arrive

yet fierce winds howled throughout
the night
ripping the last leaves off autumn

morning brought
blue
sky, and white clouds

galloping highlighted
shapes those;
so very extraordinary

that brief time
that
right spot to be

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

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(g) LIGHT; encounters… (a haibun) (12.12)

“Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one the other disappears.”
Marianne Williamson

LIGHT; encounters…
(a haibun)

Into the night with lamp light, into the second book of a trilogy that got you
hooked – retrieved from the free library in another state in time and of
mind. So you make a special trip to the library to get the rest of the series.
And they have both books!

managing to just
check out the books you came for;
a quick in and out…

So you read late into the night and into early morning. Finally adjusting the
lamp out – After the book is …yes actually finished. After all it was about a
three hundred page paperback. And there wasn’t anything on the calendar
…yet. So sleeping in was a perfectly fine assumption…

unexpected light
and sound; phone rings, words ramble,
request, make statements

That on call duty of semi-retirement. Where one never does exactly know
when the call or need will arise – but you are there to swing your feet out
of bed and onto the floor in a wakeful fog, to be present and accounted for.
To provide breakfast and a ride to school for one, and daycare for another.
For that unexpected split lip that needed a stitch or two, that now requires
a full day of recovery at Grama’s house.

smiles that light faces
in the exchange of stories
of what was, will be…

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

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(g) LIGHT; evolving lumens (renga) (12.11)

“The light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train.”
Anonymous

LIGHT; evolving lumens
(renga)

at what station, waiting
who sees the engine passing;
travelers, all are.

bodies in constant motion;
across plains, through tunnels too

within steel mazes
of cities, under – over,
always returning…

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

With thanks to Watermelonseeds1 for that ‘train comment’ 😉

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(g) LIGHT; opaque obstructions (renga series) (12.10)

“There are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.”
James Grover Thurber

LIGHT; opaque obstructions
(renga series)

light white flakes falling
so fine that the faint breeze will
delay their landing

there will be no rainbows from
crystals hanging in windows

no need for a ‘French
Toast’ store run… bread, milk and eggs;
where’s the snow shovel?

~
progress of the day
snowflakes grow larger, less wind
carpet of white grows

deliveries are still made
on the dark ribbon roadways

birds cluster feeder –
refilled when the shovels were
taken from the shed

~
tapered to nothing
the snow, yet temps fell faster
frosting the walkways

not must to push, sweep, shovel
that ice reflecting light rays

even in the morn –
bundled to get the paper;
as the sun poked sky

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

Note: I thought the quote fitting for a snow storm; light blocking light.
And this series was written over the length of the beginning, middle
and end of the first snowfall of significance this December.
Morning temp at 7:30 am 22 F or -5.5 C

This verse also fits this challenge: first snow
Frank J Tassone Challenge 11

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(g) LIGHT; Computer Coronary? (a ‘tau ku’ tale) (12.9)

LIGHT: Computer Coronary?
(a ‘tau ku’ tale)

the screen came up blank, dark
nothing –
left on too long, was it? deep sigh.

the laptop buttons glowed
sometimes…
did the motor need to cool down?

only thing left to do
was to
wait…would it cool down and revive?

the next step was to take
it to
where the warranty existed

hard to switch routines – at
least I
wasn’t completely out of the loop

after several hours
the screen
woke, accepting many updates

maybe the fan still needs
checking
but at least I can see the ‘light’

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

(tau ku; sentence/ syllable 1/6, 2/2, 3/8)

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(g) LIGHT; separation in the spectrum (pi ku series) (12.8)

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the
flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

LIGHT; separation in the spectrum
(pi ku series)

I know that
the
light will blink, there

if I am
out;
message will tape…

your words will
light
up my evening

when we do
speak
over the wire…

when gone – I
long
for sharing light

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

(pi ku sentence/syllable 1/3, 2/1, 3/4)

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(g) LIGHT; messaging (reverse haibun) (12.7)

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”
Sir Francis Bacon

LIGHT; messaging (reverse haibun)

the cursor blinking
waits to advance – the curse,
blessing; advances –

As the cusser and controller of the keys, the writer walks that odd line through.
Watching the squirrels out the window like acrobats unafraid of tree limb heights.
Spying on the line up of birds taking turns at the feeder. Woodpeckers, Junko,
Mourning dove, mockingbird… pecker, junk, mourning, mocking… is there a
Secret message from nature? That present darkness, swooning like a lost love.
As dawn breaks and the sky turns a faint blue, who else is looking for the light of
the bright sun to shine?

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

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