how to make a home
out of an empty house
all you need is love
So I tried to end strong, but I ended up writing a senryu instead of a haiku for the last day of National Haiku Writing Month. I also ended up writing a tanka for day 18 rather than a 3 line poem. But at least I wrote something for every day. It looks likeday 24 was my most liked haiku on Facebook, but not here on my blog, which is weird as it was for this audience. Strangers liked my poem more than you guys did. This month never clarifies anything for me, it only confuses me more.
You guys disliked – or decided not to leave likes – for a love poem that I wrote for my husband. I guess I still need to work on my love poems. No wonder I failed at being a writer – if you can’t write about love you aren’t going to get very far!! The other poem that got only one like was day 13.
But I decided last year that I write for me, the Likes are just extra. The haiku that you guys liked the most this year was not actually a haiku but a senryu, Day 19. Again I don’t understand how I draw likes on my posts. I have researched and I use tags that make sense but I guess I am just happy that someone is not only reading my blog, but will take the extra step of leaving me a like. I really appreciate those of you who left me comments this year. I did receive more likes than I have in the past and that is encouraging. Comments help me a lot, maybe next year I will get more of those.
As I looked back through my poems, I think that day 20 is my personal favorite. Which poem is your personal favorite this year?
Thank you for following my blog and leaving me comments. Thank you for your likes here and on other sites. Thank you for your shares on other sites. Today’s prompt was “yesterday” which is funny because I posted yesterday’s poem today. Don’t forget to scroll back and look through my poems from the weekend.
yesterday was clouds
all shadow no shine no joy
but today there is sun
I wrote two poems for this prompt. I took a break from blogging and social media over the weekend, today I am posting everywhere and playing catch up. You can find me on different social media platforms by following the links on my About Me and This Blog page. Leave me a comment telling me that you are one of my blog readers and I will follow you back.
the gravel crunches
I drive past an old field
I know where I am
even if this road has no name
even if the field has changed hands
February 20, 2021
the wolf has no
street no road to walk on
but he gets there
some things are truly powerful, the sun rises with or without you
It’s Day 19 and the prompt reminds me of a song title “with or without you”. I meant for this poem to be about how the world keeps going even if we don’t, but after writing it here I realize it sounds like a heartbroken love poem.
Don’t forget to scroll back through this month’s posts, I’ve written one poem for every day of National Haiku Writing Month. The shortest poetry for the shortest month.
Ego not asking for help strong people do it themselves try not to complain a big branch breaks under the weight of all the ice and snow
So this happens every year, and today I just went with it. My poem flowed out into 5 lines instead of 3 making it a tanka. Also, I know you’re all tired of hearing about ice and snow but it was too poetic to not publish.
If you have liked any of my poetry this month, or if you are liking my art, or the photos that I post on Instagram, please consider donating to my Ko-fi account.
It is hard to be a blogger, SAHM, or an artist without the help of your community. And I am all 3! So I started a Ko-fi account. It’s pronounced “coffee” but with a English accent as it is a UK based company.
Basically you can donate to my art without having to make an account or do anything more strenuous than what you would do on Amazon. You find my page and “buy me a coffee” which is you giving me a $3 donation so that I can afford to make my art without having to resort to making telemarketer calls to your phone. Or so that I don’t have to guilt people into buying a store credit card at the mall, or work fast food.
You can find the link to my Ko-fi account on my About Me page. Right now I have a small goal. After this goal gets met I’ll be setting another goal to help me buy a camera.
This is how artists today find their patrons and supporters. If you can’t leave me a donation, then give me a share so that others can discover my work, here and on Instagram (link on my About Me and This Blog page). I am currently using Instagram as a portfolio, but Ko-fi can work as a portfolio and a shop. My big goal is to get a shop open on Ko-fi by the end of this year.