Sudden Haiku

fall in the country,autumn in america,autumn in missouri,leaf fall,fall in the country,orange leaves,red leaves,the start of fall,

first leaf fall
over a construction site
change is sudden

9-6-17

Change is sudden, and it has to be, or else men would never let it happen. Women would fight it too. The suddenness scares us and we start to fight it. The sages among us realize you can’t fight change, you must endure it. The battle-worn realize that change can happen at any moment and we must be ready to roll with the punches.

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Timing is Everything

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leaves twirl down

like

 a

 dancer

    from

  a trapeze

act

timing is everything

  9-10-17
Yep, you guessed it! This poem was inspired by the account and hashtag #ShapePoetry on Twitter. There are some great poetry accounts and great poets on Twitter. There are also poets who encourage other poets. Check it out. It’s a great community. I go missing for months and they are still so supportive when I show back up.

Anniversary Haiku

boy with tree,bradford pear trees,non-flowering pear tree,spring

in our yard
two trees on every trunk
two become one

3-15-2016

 

I did not write this on my anniversary, but it is a wedding or wedding anniversary poem. Feel free to share it with your loved ones as long as you credit me as the author!

Have you ever written a poem for an anniversary?

America Haiku

America is still
big enough to support
wild horses
  9-10-17

 

There is always hope for America. Just because we have a bad leader here or there, or just because we are having to iron out spots in our culture does not mean that everything is going down the tubes. All countries have growing pains from time to time. We are no different.

seahorse in tank,seahorses,potbellied seahorse,

Emerge from the Dark

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naked men tower
monsters emerge from the dark
women find their voice

  November 30, 2017

 

I wrote this senryu in wake of all of the women finally speaking up, or rather, speaking louder about sexual assault, rape, and being sexually harassed by a public figure. I realize more every day how lucky I am to NOT be a rape victim. I have had friends who were, which is why I write poetry about it. Also, apparently many of my favorite actors and singers are victims. I publish these pieces so those people know that they are heard.

Blackout Haiku

sun turns into moon
we all look up in awe
full blackout
  August 21, 2017

 

Where I was, the totality of the solar eclipse of 2017, was at 97% but it was still really neat. It was also, almost, a spiritual event. It was definitely really cool to share it with so many people across the United States. I am glad that I went to our local park and was able to experience it with a crowd.pink sunrise,pink sky,violet clouds,rising sun,

Flames Unleashed

lit candle,burning vanilla candle,burning wick,candle in the dark,burning away,

  Flames Unleashed

the taste of ashes

does not quickly fade

it coats your nose

clouds the senses

burning bridges

casts you in an awful light

  9-10-2017

 

This poem was inspired by #sensewrds prompt 310 on Twitter. I often tweet out my new poems before I get a chance to put them in a blog post. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see my latest poems and pictures.

Joy-Filled Haiku

closeup of super moon,full supermoon,

waxing supermoon
cart full enough for a
joy-filled Christmas
  11-12-2016

 

 I have never been one to do the Black Friday shopping. I do about half of my shopping online so I don’t have to deal with any drama. I just like to see everyone happy on Christmas no matter what they get. Happiness is a mindset; you can be happy with little or much.

Flying Haiku

full moon,moon in the clouds,moon through the trees,bright moon,

geese fly south under
a three quarter moon
enough light to see by
  11-11-2016

 

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving week and weekend. I will have lots of snowy haiku for you this month. 

Haiku Growing with the Iris

iris flower stalk,bearded iris bud,bearded irises budding out,

the irises grow
bud out like they believe
there is no more frost
  4-4-2016

 

This is another haiku that I was so sure I had shared on the blog, but I don’t see it so maybe I didn’t. I am trying to share all of my poetry, no matter how good it is. I used to try to share it in the appropriate season, but remembering to go back and find a haiku to share for the current season while also writing new haiku for the current season has proven to be difficult. So here is a haiku, appropriate or not.

Scattered Haiku

frosted yard,frost in the front yard,brown leaf,macro picture of frost,

scattered leaves
scattered dreams
my driveway

You are always supposed to write your haiku because of a haiku moment. You’re supposed to be writing about a moment when something in nature makes reminds you of something in humanity. This poem was one of those times. It is from April of 2016.

 

Seasonal Haiku

irises in winter, irises break thru ice,flowers in the snow,green things growing in winter,

rain snow ice sunshine
four seasons in the four states
the perfect home
  12-3-2015

 

 

I really do like all of the seasons and I really love living in an area where I get to experience all four seasons in fullness. The Ozarks really is a beautiful place to live. Do you get to experience spring, summer, autumn, and winter?