Cobwebs on My Soul

Cobwebs On My Soul

As I clean here in this quiet house,

I pray to the Lord:

“Lord please knock the dust off of my heart.

help me to be passionate again,

to speak for the hurting souls

who cannot speak for themselves.

Clean the cobwebs off of my soul

and give me a purpose.”

Shrouded Spring

birds shrouded in mist
they chirp knowing spring is
but a cloud away
3-13-15

 

Spring looks like it has already arrived in much of the USA. How does your area look?

swarming birds,flock of black birds,migration,morning,

Fat Tanka

honey bee,bees,purple sage flowers,missouri flowers,

Spirit Animal

symbols of change
butterfly and dragonfly
are popular ones
I defied the odds like the
fat little bumblebee

June 30, 2016

 

Did you know that the bumblebee should be incapable of flying? Scientists don’t know how they do it.

I have gained weight in the last two years, and I have not lost it. But I have had good changes in my life too. I am surviving. It may not be pretty, but I am surviving in this world. 

Day 28 NaHaiWriMo 2017

we say the flowers

are budding out too early

mother nature sighs

 
 

Today’s prompt was “nature” again. So I tried to write a haiku that was a comment on how climate change is making spring come sooner. What we call “too early” may be the new normal because of global warming.
Anyhow, this is my last poem for National Haiku Writing Month 2017. Be sure to check out the others and leave me a comment on your favorite haiku.

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Symanntha Renn

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Day 27 NaHaiWriMo 2017

buddha statue

a prompt to meditate

I don’t buy him

 

Today’s prompt was “buddha” and  I found out that the prompts come from a quote! Michael Dylan Welch used a quote from R. H. Blyth for inspiration: “Haiku is a hand beckoning, a door half-opened, a mirror wiped clean. It is a way of returning to nature, to our moon nature, our cherry blossom nature, our falling leaf nature, in short, to our Buddha nature.” That’s why a few of the prompts have been repeated. This is one of Welch’s favourite quotations from Blyth about haiku. Learn more on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page.

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Day 26 NaHaiWriMo 2017

our church
our kitchen and our buses
everyone’s God

Today’s prompt was “our”. All I could come up with was a senryu. But I had a full day of God and church so it was a good day.

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Day 25 NaHaiWriMO 2017

bird flies to and fro

taking care of her nest

I walk in circles

 

Today’s prompt was to use the word “to” in our poem. What do you think about my haiku? Don’t forget to go check out others by following the nahaiwrimo hashtag.

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FF | Plotting

Friday Fictioneers is a group of bloggers who write 100-word stories after being inspired by a photo posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We are allowed to use the photo in our post and encouraged to leave each other comments. I write my story before I read any of the other writers’ creations, although I do often read Rochelle’s post before I write mine since it is right under the photo of the week. This week’s story is 102-words long.

january-snowfall-nighttime

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

  Plotting

Malorie watched the snow fall in despair. If she ran away tonight it would be easy to follow her. She would leave her duffel bag hidden and try again in a few days.

Her plan was to live at the homeless shelter on 40th street until she finished school. Snooty Gloria would never dare to step foot inside that place. Dumb Todd told her he would search all of the buses if she ever ran away, so Malorie decided not to leave the city, but to hide in plain sight. Her aunt and uncle could have the money, but not her.

Day 24 NaHaiWriMo 2017

flower bud

the frost kills it

hope delayed

 
Today’s prompt was “in short” and we were supposed to write a minimal haiku. I can do sad well, so I did a short haiku about being sad. My hormones are messed up right now and the dreary days make me sad.

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Day 23 NaHaiWriMo 2017

biting blindly
people act like animals
but pretend they’re better

 
Yesterday’s prompt was “human nature.” How do you think I did?

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Day 22 NaHaiWriMo 2017

the veins in her hand

carrying lifeblood and grace

withered maple leaf

 

Today’s prompt was “leaf” Did you write anything for it?

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Day 21 NaHaiWriMo 2017

we wish on dying stars

and tell the children they will bring us luck

the rabbit shakes his head

 

Today’s prompt was “falling.” I didn’t want to use the word in my poem, so I wrote this. It is too long to be a proper haiku, but do remember what the name of this blog is…

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