My Beloved

March 29, 2015

A palm branch welcome

A donkey ride, “hosanna!!”

enroute to the tree

By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015



March 29, 2015

Originally posted on WOMEN'S WINDOW:



© Jeanne E Webster.  All Rights Reserved and Observed.


Breathless and panic-stricken from the recent Gethsemane fracas, he shadowed the throng into the palace courtyard. “Just a little closer,” he muttered, “I must see Him!” He could scarcely glimpse his Master amongst the incensed flock of scribes and elders. The intonations of hatred, death and lies emanating from them horrified his spirit.

“Who will testify that this man is guilty of blasphemy?” roared the voice of the high priest. “Will someone bear witness to this truth?”

After a hushed pause, two trembling voices clamored through the din. “This man said he could destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days. We heard him say that with our own ears!”

“Aha,” salivated the high priest, circling the accused victim, “will you respond to this accusation? Is it true that you said this?”

Silence hung like…

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Sprung! – A Haiku

March 28, 2015

Frosted palm  branches

Spring giggles excitedly

winter’s slow retreat

By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015


palm tree


March 27, 2015

The birds sing sweetly

while nearby dogs are barking.

Neither seem threatened . .


Fine feathered wisdom . . .

showing such abundant grace

I must learn their song!


By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015


Dance of Joy

March 27, 2015

The gleaming sunrays

just like silly little elves

scamper in the breeze!

By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015


Heartfelt – A Haiku

March 27, 2015

Sunshine woke me up

but soon darkness covered it;

My hope is not lost!

By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015

By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015

By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015

Haiku Registry at The Haiku Foundation

March 27, 2015

Originally posted on Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin:

Billie Wilson is the editor for the Haiku Registry at The Haiku Foundation.  We updated my poet page there this week.  I began reading through the registry again – a few pages at a time.

Please see Apply to Be Listed if you wish more information.

The Haiku Registry is a wonderful resource.

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