Haiku with Cracks

my eyes still see
even with the cracks around them
another winter


I’m definitely starting to feel my age. It’s a weird thing. I’ve always felt older than everyone else my age. But now I’m physically feeling my age. I feel like I’m transitioning again and I don’t like it. I thought I would go through like 3 or 4 big transitions in my life, but no. Every year brings another big change, another wrinkle. But I’m still enjoying life. It’s pretty good overall, God has blessed me.

Haiku in the Fire

when there is smoke
when the fire has singed your clothes
but you can't leave  


Since it’s all doom and gloom and misogyny in the news, I thought that this would be the week to post a gloomy haiku.

I have continued reading the prompts a couple of times a week over at the NaHaWriMo Facebook page. It is helping me to write haiku and process my feelings, which is what writing has always been about for me.

hurt woman,violence against women,misogyny.
Photo by Masha Raymers on Pexels.com

Riches | Tanka Tuesday

we call ourselves poor
we lament all we don’t have
turtle dove cries
but if you would lift your head
there are diamonds in the sky

I wrote a wrap up post for how NaHaiWriMo 2021 went; it is in day 28. Leave me a like here then go check out that post.

water tower at sunset,sun setting,pink sunset,treeline,midwest sunset,

NaHaiWriMo Year 2021 Day 28

Final prompt day 28: all you need is love

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 like day 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?

National Haiku Writing Month ’21 Day 27

Day 27 the prompt is “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”.

birds and stars
the sun and the majestic moon
the sky is not empty
WordPress gives us some beautiful stock photos.

Today’s prompt was hard to write for, but I made some pretty stories, go check them out.

NaHaiWriMo 2021 Day 25

Day 25: ticket to ride

running errands
grasshopper on the windshield
free ride

I’ve not been feeling great this week, but I’m still writing and blogging. What things have you been doing this week?

NaHaiWriMo 2021 Day 24

Day 24 prompt: across the universe

sending my love
to all of my online friends
under the same moon

Thank you for supporting me and following me across the internet. I hope you are having a good night, wherever you are.

NaHaiWriMo ’21 Day 23

Today’s prompt was a fun one that we may have seen before – twist and shout. So I thought hard and tried to write a haiku that I had not written before. What do you think?

continued problems
morning glories insist on
knotting together

NaHaiWriMo 2021 Day 22

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
ice melting off of tree,snow melting,winter,snow on tree,ice on sapling,