My Kind of Worship


This Zeno grew out of my recent thoughts while writing #haikuforhope last month. I hope you’re all feeling charitable, because I sort of cheated; prayer technically has two syllables, but I (and I think/hope many other people) pronounce it with only one, so I’m going with that.


My Kind of Worship

Sunrise service at the river
pink horizon
scattered sunlight

©Molly Hogan, 2019


This week Kat Apel is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup from Down Under (here). She’s featuring some wonderful daily poems and photos she’s been sharing on Instagram. Make sure to stop by and check those out and while you’re there, why not click on a few other poetry links as well?

28 thoughts on “My Kind of Worship

  1. cvarsalona says:

    What beautiful photos you took this week, Molly. I especially like your 2nd one. I saw a glorious pink sunset tonight but your sunrise service thought is a great choice of words for your Zeno. Makes me think, I should resurrect my Zeno and try another one sometime in the future.

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Carol. These photos are actually from my photo “archives”– accumulated from past times at the river. These days it’s ice, ice, ice! I really enjoy playing around with Zenos and look forward to seeing yours!

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  2. What a gorgeous “morning prayer” both poem and images! And your spider’s lair is incredible, brava! Thanks for these visual and literary treats Molly.

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  3. lindabaie says:

    Gorgeous photos, lovely zeno. It sounds to me like “lair” is pronounced nearly like “prayer” & no matter the poem said aloud is wonderful, Molly.

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  4. Oh, yes, that’s my kind of worship, too–definitely universal. Gorgeous photos, too!

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  5. katswhiskers says:

    I would love to meander along a river with you and our cameras. How lovely that would be! This is an effortless zeno – a beautiful read. And that spider’s lair is exquisite! (I too say a one-syllable ‘prayer’ – wonder if two syllables names the person who prays – ie, pray-er?)

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  6. carwilc says:

    Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous words and photographs! I go to church, but also worship during my own “sunrise service” from the east-facing windows of my classroom every morning. I will think of your poem this morning.

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks! I also have a lovely view from my classroom windows in the morning and often lose track of what I’m supposed to be doing in favor of watching the changing scenery. On a side note–Obviously we both get to work too early! lol


  7. Oh man, that dew-drop web! And go, you rule-breaker you! We call that a “variation”… 🙂 it totally works. Thank you! xo

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  8. margaretsmn says:

    “universal morning prayer” Love this thought and your use of the Zeno form.

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  9. haitiruth says:

    I love the sounds of your poem, and I especially love your spiderweb poem. I never have the success I want when I take photos of spiderwebs. Ruth,

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  10. oh, that beautiful, beautiful web…as exquisite as any fine jewelry. I think I prefer it. Yes, to prayer. Amen.

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  11. Tabatha says:

    One of my favorite zenos ever!


  12. maryleehahn says:

    Totally counts as one syllable. Not cheating at all. My kind, too!

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  13. Beautiful! All. That spider web photo is, as has been noted, beyond elegant!!! Thanks for sharing. :0)

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  14. MOLLY: This is universally spiritual and I think you can stop apologizing. You are a rock-solid talent and your choices are gorgeous even if there may be some fool who *uibbles about syllable count. : )

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