Saturday 5 April 2014

LECTIONARY FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT: A series of haiku's (John 11:1-45)

Please note: these may not actually fit the form requirements of what a haiku is made of. But they're haiku's to me!

John 11:1-45 A series of haiku’s

Verse 11 .... “our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep”

Our friend lay down
Lazarus asleep, not alive
Eyes shut tight, so dark

Verses 14-15 .... “Lazarus is dead”

Death has visited
Lazarus, shrouded in dust
Nothing more to do

Verse 16 .... “Let us also go, that we might die with him.”

“To die is our call
And with him we must now go”
Thomas unafraid

Verses 25-26 .... “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”

“The resurrection
Am I, in me put your faith
Now live beyond death”

Verse 33 .... he was deeply moved in spirit and trouble

Such trouble, weighed down
A heart filled with compassion
Honest empathy

Verse 35 .... Jesus wept

Jesus, moved to tears,
Loved ones’ pain, so much to bear
To him, just the start

Verse 40 .... “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

Glory embodied
A miracle to be seen
To only believe

Verses 43-44 .... “Lazarus, come out!”

“Roll this stone away,
This death has been defeated
Lazarus, come out!”

1 comment:

Autumn said...

Oh, I love Haiku, and I think you have kept to the form well enough! Love it :0)
Mine is here: ~ a bit of a personal one this time...