Darker Nights

moon through the clouds,foggy,seeing the moon through the trees,
The Darker Nights
darker nights
call for sitting close
one hand on a flashlight
one hand on you
we cannot see
as far as the owl
but we look together
This was inspired by a #WrittenRiver prompt. I do love being married. On the hard days, in the hard moments, I have a hand to hold and I know that he will not let go.

Senryu from a Mom


sick toddler
when the stillness
becomes scary

I like senryu because I like to record moments that happen in my family. I often see these special moments through nature, but sometimes they come by themselves with nothing else attached.


The Paths of Glory

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

            from Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard By Thomas Gray


Since this month is often filled with Halloween themes, I thought I would share a few quotes on death. I also prefer to post quotes that you may have not read before.

Haiku on the Vine

honeysuckle blooms,honeysuckle flowers,white honeysuckle,
honeysuckle vine
your wandering hands
tamed me
This is the last day of the Week of Haiku, but I will post a new haiku on Monday just like I do every Monday. If you have liked this week’s poetry be sure to follow me through email or social media. Getting a Like from you is always nice too.

Orphan Haiku

young hollyhock flower,hollyhocks,hollyhock plant in its 2nd year,

runaway hollyhocks
I water the orphans
growing close to the house

Water what comes near your house, because that’s what you have been entrusted with.


herd of elk,elk in a lake,elk in a pond,

he waits for the pack
they hunt the elk together
teamwork satisfies


Teamwork makes big jobs easier. Animals often work together in nature.

Wonderland Haiku

small moon,waning moon,crescent moon,

Cheshire cat grin
beckons me to step out
of the yard into Wonderland


I was tending my flowers one evening when I saw a crescent moon, and it reminded me of the cat from Alice in Wonderland.

A Week of Haiku

trees changing color,maple tree,fall,autumn,

blood maples are
the first to change their leaves
drive home from the doctor

So I know that I have shared a bunch of micropoetry lately, and I have only been sharing 1 haiku a week. To thank you for your patience, I am going to share haiku for a week. I will post 1 haiku every day this week along with a quote on Friday. This blog is mostly meant to be a haiku blog, but since I often fail at writing haiku the way you are supposed to write them, I like to share other stuff too. I will go back to sharing my micropoetry/small stone poems next week.


A Quote on Going Westward

Westward the land lay empty. Behind them the rising sun threw their long shadows before them across the wind-rippled grass. They were shadows not soon to fade from these virgin lands, but they were to lie long upon the plain and the mountains, darkening the retreat of the Indian. -Louis L’Amour Westward the Tide


Louis L’Amour is an amazing writer. If you have not read any of his books you are missing out. Most of them are westerns but he wrote other stuff too, and the way he comments on people’s movements and actions is unique.

The Leaves Turn

leaves changing color,trees changing color,fall comng,autumn is coming,
watching the leaves turn
no birds in the trees
grieving normalcy
It’s funny – we often don’t like changes. But change is normal. If things are not changing, we aren’t progressing and that’s not healthy or normal. Today is the first day of Fall. Decide to embrace change today.

Flowers On The Sill Fade

how marigolds look when they go to seed,marigold seed pods,

blind fingers grope
flowers on the sill fade
they could not find the sun


I have a group of haiku that was written about sick family members, or friends that had passed away. They are the most special to me, but I have trouble sharing them. I decided to share this one with you, but I am keeping the others to myself for a while.

Why you should read fairy tales to your children.

Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.

-G.K. Chesterton


I love this quote. So, so, much. What is one of your favorite quotes?


fully bloomed daffodil,yellow flowers,flower in sunlight,morning daffodil,