Archive for ‘Angela.U.R.’

August 17, 2017

Look and Live

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The blundering fools, why must they murmur so?
But I was one of them, and yes, I know

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August 11, 2017

Perfect Practice (senryu)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Crave repetition
Do it right or start again
Mastery beckons

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August 1, 2017

We Walk by Faith

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Mini Monoverse

Found sin’s cure,
Heart’s made pure,

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July 31, 2017

Morning Meditation

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Wind whips indiscriminately

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July 30, 2017

Fullness of Joy

by Angela Umphers Rueger

A stream flows freely from my heart;
It cannot be stopped—
Laughing, trickling, gurgling, bubbling,
Over weed and rock.

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July 28, 2017

Sunset (haiku)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The sun lazily
Sinks under the horizon
On a summer eve

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July 26, 2017

Mountains Majesty

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Mini Monoverse

Stand and gaze
Mountain haze

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July 26, 2017

The Heart’s Defense

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Prudence serves as informant

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July 24, 2017

Rebuking the Storm

by Angela Umphers Rueger

This mother’s heart has been pierced.
“A soft answer turns away wrath.”
The rebuke sits heavily on my ears.

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July 22, 2017

Villanelle of Christ

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Great Redeemer is His name
Walked on earth so long ago
Age to age He’s still the same

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July 20, 2017

Poison Ivy

by Angela Umphers Rueger

—Don’t
—Don’t scratch!
It’ll spread. —No, it won’t.

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July 17, 2017

Cutting the Apron Strings

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Childbirth
Nursing the hungry infant
Weaning from breast and bottle
Teaching the toddler to walk

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July 16, 2017

Prayer (haiku)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Soft wind stirs the trees
makes the branches bend and bow
in holy reverence

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July 15, 2017

Old Things New

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Villanelle

For growth in Christ, this must ensue:
A metamorphosis within,
That all things old may be made new.

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July 13, 2017

The Itch

by Angela Umphers Rueger

or... Why Didn’t I Think of That?

My five-year-old son got a thought in his head
One day as he sat at the foot of my bed.

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July 11, 2017

The Crossing

by Angela Umphers Rueger

While hiking on a lonely trail,
My goal: another mount to scale,
And feeling rather wearisome,

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July 9, 2017

Weep Not

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Weep not, dear ones, for I’m not there
In casket cold or graveyard bare.

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July 7, 2017

I Look Up and Rejoice

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I have put my trust in God; I look up and rejoice.
To tell of all His praise, I gladly lift my voice.
For He is my Defense, my Comforter, my Guide,
My Shelter from the enemy; in Him I shall abide.

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July 5, 2017

I’m Nobody! Who Are You?

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I’m nobody. Who are you?
Had I never made that decision,

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July 4, 2017

The Fourth of July

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Load up!
Grandma and Grandpa await our arrival.
You can catch a nap in the car
Until we get there.

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July 3, 2017

Constanza

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. —Hebrews 13:8

My Savior, Jesus Christ, His name
Though many friends have I, there is
No other name so dear as His

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July 2, 2017

Just As I Am

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Just as I am, my broken heart
To give You the whole, and not just part.

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July 1, 2017

Not My Will (monotetra)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

She walks beside the coursing stream
Her mind well full of thoughts that seem
To cloud her vision with their steam
All but a dream, all but a dream

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June 30, 2017

Rest in Peace

by Angela Umphers Rueger

tanka

I lie down in peace
releasing all cares to God
who works while I sleep

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June 29, 2017

I Thirst

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Dear Father,
I have tasted of the world’s wine,
And yet I thirst;
I have gorged myself on earth’s pleasures,
And yet I hunger.

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June 28, 2017

Courage (acrostic)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Can I do the thing I ought? I wonder.
Only through Christ who strengthens me.
Until the task is done, pressing on
Relying on His strength

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June 27, 2017

Poetry Equals (2)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Poetry =
pictures
painted with
palabras

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June 26, 2017

Fly Away to Heaven

by Angela Umphers Rueger

“O that I had wings like a dove,
For then would I fly away and be at rest!”
Frequently I have yearned within my breast

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