Haiku-ing Life at Seminary of the Southwest

By way of an Introduction:

God has been gracious in bringing me home to Seminary of the Southwest, where I will be spending at least the next two years of my journey through life and faith. In the last two+ weeks, I’ve met and made so many new friends here during the New Student Orientation (NSO), and have done more discerning as to God’s plan for me.

During the last week of August, the seminary finished providing us newbies–MDivs and MARs constitute the full-time day class of which I am so happy to be a part–with all the nitty-gritty information we needed and sent us to Mo Ranch in the Texas Hill Country for a retreat. I will share (or not) those experiences in prose form somewhere else on this blog, but for now suffice it to say that some moments during those three days inspired me to return to writing haiku–one of my favorite poetic forms. Much of the last four years has been spent in the depths of academic writing, so doing some creative writing is such a release! I’ve now written four, though one will not be posted here; and today, decided that perhaps I will haiku my way through seminary; setting in time and text reflections on my experiences here in thanks to God for all these blessings. 

I hope y’all enjoy them!

From Mo Ranch:

partners in spiral joy
butterflies dance, two plus one
dark-clad trinity

How cold is my beer?
Thirty-two degrees Ashley
says–hotly debated

From today:

hummingbird studies

me; theology waits on
a moment of faith.

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