Verily, I Believe


Verily, I believe in love. Not the mushy, kissy, in the movies kind of love, but the dirty, grimy, mud on the face, fierce kind of love. The kind of love that demands the best of you.

Verily, I believe in life. I believe in participation, awareness, and enjoying the simple moments. The extraordinarily ordinary.

Verily, I believe in beauty which is birthed from love and life. Our love is the mother of beauty. She’s the offspring, the love child of living.

a new day sunrise
how pretty the bloom remains
opened days ago
vibrant determination
steadfast seizing of the day

© 2018-2019 – Donna Matthews

The above poem is written in a form called Haibun. Haibun, is a prosimetric literary form originating in Japan, combining prose and haiku/senryu/tanka. The range of haibun is broad and frequently includes autobiography, diary, essay, prose poem, short story, and travel journal. Learn more about poetry styles here.

The above poem is written in the form of tanka. The tanka form is generally a short poem with the following pattern 5-7-5-7-7. In its purest form, tanka poems are most commonly written as expressions of gratitude, love, or self-reflection and can be read forward and backwards.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙

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