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Set Free Indeed (Haiku): Poetry Prompt

Girl Dancing in a Field

Dirt shaken hope, rise.
Grave freed soul dance unhindered.
—arms bathed white in life.

Poetry Prompt: Freedom

Haikus became breath prayers for me after my son’s death. They were a way I could acknowledge both the depth of my sorrow and the saturated color of God’s abundant answers.

Meditate on John 8:12:

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”.

John 8:12 ESV

Write a haiku, 3 lines of 5-7-5 syllables, or another short-form poem in response. Focus on your senses and describe how you observe freedom in nature, death, and life. How does God describe the freedom he gives to you?

Leave the link to your poetry response in the comments or pingback to this prompt.

5 responses to “Set Free Indeed (Haiku): Poetry Prompt”

  1. What a great idea to use haiku to express grief or other emotions. Thank you.

  2. Light as a feather
    In the arms of Lord Jesus
    Refuge and shelter

  3. […] and so far I have stuck with it. I had an amazing quiet time in Ephesians 1 and Psalm 139 (See Set Free Indeed ), and I have felt a song bursting forth from my heart. I cannot even remember the last time I felt […]

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