in our yard
two trees on every trunk
two become one
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 is still
big enough to support
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.
sun turns into moon
we all look up in awe
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.
cart full enough for a
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.
geese fly south under
a three quarter moon
enough light to see by
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving week and weekend. I will have lots of snowy haiku for you this month.
the irises grow
bud out like they believe
there is no more frost
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.
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.
rain snow ice sunshine
four seasons in the four states
the perfect home
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?
he breaks the flower’s back
puts it in the vase he wants it in
dying beauty on display
This is a political poem about domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so I thought now would be an appropriate time to share it. I know it’s longer than a haiku should be but I liked it and didn’t want to trash it. Tell me your thoughts on this poem below in the comments.
after the funeral
sign for a wedding
flowers that bloom again
I wrote this one last year after a really hard week. I really was coming home from a funeral and passed a sign for a wedding that had happened earlier.
red sun, black moon
sun gazing for the first time
8- 21- 2017
I started writing again the day of the Full Solar Eclipse. I started writing poetry, but I have had trouble typing up blog posts. Side note, there are people out there who are “sun gazers” who stare at the sun. Don’t do that. But do leave me a like and a comment!