Eclipse

earth goes round the sun
while moon rotates the earth
meeting on occasion
not seen too much in Perth

photographers go out
a photo op of her
all variables they doubt
the best shot may be Weiser

folks are selling glasses
keep your eyes safe viewin’
some of them are asses
fake is what their doin’

get ready ‘or the land
time it is a wastin’
be ready to take stand
next one in generations

all your preparation
only minutes to see
add to the frustration
now clouds they cover thee

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#eclipse

Eclipse

Greek Fire

   
Chemists mystified 

     even to this day

Byzantine recipe conquered at sea

when propelled

     forceful streams of fire

Greek fire could not be quenched by water

     rather it ignited further

when propelled  

     forceful streams of fire

       Fueled by force

         air and water
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dVerse prompt with dynamic verbs – Greek fire was a form of weaponry 700AD – image public domain

Greek Fire

The Battle

 

I went downtown to help a friend get a collared clergy shirt.  He spoke a little English even though his first language is French.  He had come from Rome for a Holy Convocation.  I was overwhelmed by the number of icons, so many little plastic Jesuses and Him still hanging on the cross.  “Iconoclast……….the battle is real.”  I doubt that he knew what I said.  I started to weep wondering what Jesus would have thought of the things I was seeing in the shop.  Would He have taken a whip out?

I felt like Paul in Ephesus when he rebuked the god Artemis and the idol makers set the people against him.  I told my friend I felt like Paul in Ephesus but I doubt that he understood what I was saying. I hardly knew myself.  I walked around the shop while my friend tried on the clergy shirt.  What I was seeing was big business all over the world.  On the shelf was a single crown of thorns and I questioned if this is what Jesus died for.

More than a savior

Jesus wants to be your LORD

And His will be done
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dVerse prompt to write in haibun form

The Battle

Crime

 

She told him to go but he demanded to stay

Hardly knew him yet he put hands on her

At first she was eager to get to meet him

Another sunny day in the mid town park

Trees lined the trail they twice had walked

Today was a different sobering event

as he pushed her into concealing brush

laid out on top of her hard and heavy

until the hatpin left her hat

blunged it straight through his back

into his heart and now a crime

 

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dVerse prompt using 1920s mugshot

Crime