Hawthorn Haiku

spikes,fall,trees in autumn,frost,frost on a tree,

hawthorn tree hotel
the bird comes and goes despite
thorns meant to deter
6-27-18

 

So this is technically a spring poem, but we’ll pretend it’s a fall poem and post it today. It is a proper haiku. Do you write poems for the seasons?

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Haiku in Warmth

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family snowed in
not opening the door
keeps the warmth in
January 13, 2018

 

I am proud to say that I have been able to post to my blog every week since my Blog Anniversary. It has not been easy. My husband became ill right after that. I have been sick with the common cold twice since then, and our son caught a cold in August as well. I think it was a welcome back to school gift, new germs from new friends. But my husband has been having pains in his abdomen that will not go away. He has been to 3 different doctors and will get scheduled today to see a specialist. All I want is 6 months of regular life. No big crazy events or illnesses, but maybe you don’t get 6 nice months of life after you turn 30. But, I will say that we have gotten a lot of time together, my husband and son and I. We have spent a lot of days home together reading out loud, watching new movies, and favorite old television shows. Our son is doing very well in his school classroom and in his Wednesday Night class at church. I have been able to read a lot of books, I am about to break my record of books read in one year so there’s that.

Today’s poem was inspired by a #microprompt from Twitter. I mostly retweet on Twitter these days but you should follow me anyway!

Haiku on the Stalk

empty seed pods,seed pod,lucifer flower,fall flowers,

stalks of dead flowers
clutter the flowerbed
stack of old books

May 24, 2018

 

Fall is here. Plants are beginning to die and plants and animals are going into hibernation mode. It’s funny, people hate change and fear death, but everyone says Autumn is their favorite season. I wish people would take a lesson from their favorite season and not be afraid of letting go. Change is healthy, embrace it.

Leafless Trees

bare tree,diciduous tree,tree in black and white,

tattered flag
waves in the blowing wind
leafless trees

11-30-17

 

This week’s haiku, last week’s thoughts. The politicians in this country need to realize that all of their constituents hate the way they behave in D.C. They all need to do better.

Vivid Haiku

 

painting a landscape
trying to get the flowers right
vivid dreamscape

6-16-18

 

This haiku was written for prompts from #haikuchallenge #dimpleverse found on Twitter. Where do you find your prompts? Do you ever write or paint what you saw in a dream? Do you ever use an account like the ones on Twitter?

watercolor,art,creating,

Little Tree Haiku

little trees change first
excited for a new season
Halloween shopping

9-12-17

 

The trees are just starting to change in my neck of the woods. Halloween stores are opening and it’s starting to feel like fall even though it is still technically summer. How’s it look and feel where you’re at?

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Woodpecker’s Song

redheaded woodpecker

woodpecker’s song
the sound we forget he can make
finding my voice

5-6-18

 

I use this blog to help me find my voice. I wrote a piece of flash fiction yesterday, the first in six months. I stopped trying to write happy just because some people don’t like dark. I stopped worrying about if my piece would feel redundant because I have written about aliens before, I just wrote. And people liked it and I got something new written. I think I may be a sci-fi writer when it comes to flash fiction, and I prefer short verse in poetry. Yes, I can write in other ways and genres if I push myself, but I am finding where I am comfortable and trying to enjoy those spaces.

Strands of Haiku

strands of spider web
I’m short enough to walk underneath
the sticky trap

9-19-17

 

Sorry my post is late today. Both my husband and I have not been feeling well lately. But our son’s school year got off to a great start, and that makes this momma happy.

bag worm webbing,bag worms,sunlight through web,spider webs,

Haiku in the Pond

does the turtle
appreciate his view
art museum pond

6-21-18


The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has a pond that surrounds most of the building, and when you look out of the glass, you can see turtles in the pond. During my recent visit, I wondered if the turtles ever spent any time looking in. They would get to look at some of the best art in America if they did. By the way, entry is free at this museum, and it is well worth the drive if you live anywhere close. (This is not a picture of that pond, but a picture that I had.)

green pond

7th Anniversary Blog Post

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I had a slow year as far as writing in 2017, but this year I have written many poems, and some of them are really good. I have started sharing them and will share them every week for the rest of the year. I have gotten over my fear of sharing my work in public, now I just have to choose the format in which I share my work.

longing to talk
afraid of what people I will draw
flowering cacti
  8-4-18

I looked back at my first post and realized that my goals are basically the same now as they were then. I want to share 1 poem a week with you, and I want it to be a haiku. I always share a new haiku on Monday. I want to share other forms of poetry a couple of times a week.

strange winds
blow through the tall hayfields
fighting my restless spirit
  Feb 5, 2017 

I have had themed days and weeks and that has been both fun and exhausting. I have done poetry challenges, blogging challenges, writing challenges, and photography challenges. They all grew me and even though doing them right was hard I am glad that I tried them all. I plan to try some in the future as well. I have shared my favorite poems by my favorite poets Emily Dickinson and Matsuo Basho. I have written some flash fiction and intended to write more, but I just haven’t been able to write anything good in that area for a while. I loved sharing quotes with you all but I felt like we see lots of quotes on Facebook and other social media sites and it was too hard to find unusual quotes to share. 

old leaves
on a new road
changes

Yes, I have also taken breaks, but that has been good for me too. I learned that my loyal readers would stay with me, even if I was quiet for a while. I learned that I could gain new followers even if I was barely posting, but I do get more likes and views if I am posting 3x or more a week. I think I am in a good place now, and I don’t think I will take any breaks in the future.

Thank you for reading my work and leaving me likes and comments. Thank you for your shares and your encouragement. I hope that you all stick with me as I share poems from both my past and my most recent work.

What is your favorite thing that I do? Which type of post do you miss the most? Which type of post would you like to see more of? Leave me some comments.

To look at my poetry throughout the years, go to this post.

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Haiku Wishbone

cracking the wishbone

blood must be shed for wishes

to be made real

 
  6-16-18
 
 
To see the things you really want to happen, come to pass, you have to work for it. To be the person you want to be, or to be noticed you must work for it. What are you working towards this week?
 

early morning sun,autumn sun,the sun rising,

August Haiku

fog,trees in fall,autumn tree,fog clouded morn,

August morning
rainwater in my tea
can’t complain
  8-19-2015

 

We always need more rain in August. How is your week starting out?

The tags that I add to a post will give you hints about the poem if you have trouble deciphering my meaning. If you like the poem you’re reading, you can click on a description at the top of a post and see other poems like it.