Many Layered Haiku

fluffy flakes fall

the softness becoming ice

I keep my footing

  1-6-2017

 

I wrote this one for #Ravensveil and shared it on Twitter at the first of the year. The meaning behind it has grown. I try to put many layers into the three lines that make up my haiku, and sometimes I accomplish it.

I am going to share another haiku on the first day of Summer. Be sure to follow me so you get to read it.

snow,white snow,snowfall,winter,layers,

Flock of Birds

despite the chaos
we still have fun together
a loud flock of birds
  1-7-17

 
This poem was inspired by a #writtenriver prompt which you can find on Twitter. I keep waiting for life to calm down and get in a rhythm. I like rhythms, I like routine with short bouts of crazy. But the last two years have been crazy with bouts of routine. I don’t know if life will get calmer, but I am enjoying it. I am enjoying my son and my husband and doing life with people in my community. 

flock of birds,birds feeding,penguin,zoo,

In June

moon glow,full moon, moon in tree,

full moon in June
hidden behind the trees
afraid to be happy
  6-1-15

 

Hey guys. I’m still here. It’s been a year of crazy up and downs. How’s your year going?

 

Candle Haiku

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strength drips out of me
my last candle burning
at both ends
    1-18-2017

 

I wrote this haiku for a #writtenriver prompt on Twitter. I am excited to see what this week will bring. It has been a trying year so far, but it may be about to turn around.

2014 Senryu

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a new me
my sunburn has peeled
July 2014

 

The picture above was taken in 2014. It is hard to find pictures of me by myself so here is one of me and my husband.

I don’t know why I haven’t shared all of my 2014 haiku with you guys, but I haven’t. I tried to go back through my old haiku in April, which is National Poetry Month and share all of the haiku that I had been too scared to share. Some of it I hadn’t shared because I was waiting for a good post, or a cute story to go with it and it never came so I shared without words. Leave me a comment and tell me if you prefer posts with just the poems and no words.

Senryu with Icing on Top

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buttercream icing
my childhood birthday parties
homemade cake by aunt Beck
4-9-2015

 

I can’t taste homemade icing without thinking of my Aunt Beckie.

Not All That Glitters

icicles,iced over wood,

  Not All That Glitters

the ground sparkles

as if fairies visited

in the night

that glitter is not gold, but ice

you will take a fall

if you do not look closely

 

I wrote this on January 15, 2017, for prompt 169 from #poemtheme on Twitter. This will be my last post for National Poetry Month as I am not feeling well. It’s been a tough week but I have prevailed and life goes on.

Frosted Poetry

tiny icicles,frost,winter,hard grost,iced over,

  Frost

the old man tells us stories

man tells us stories

stories

of when he was

a boy

before the white

stuck

to his face like

hoar frost

 

 

I wrote this for a #ShapePoetry prompt on January 15, 2017. The poem’s shape is supposed to remind you of the tiny white frost that sticks up like spikes.

 

Flooding Haiku

honeysuckle,white honey suckle,flowers by the river,

graduation and birthday parties to plan –
the creeks flood

 May 2015

I wrote this for #Haikuchallenge on Twitter. I have been trying to write 1 line haiku, but it is really hard to write one that looks right.

Haiku Kiss

he floats closer
man of war seeking love
with a kiss that stings

I wrote this on May 28th, 2014 which was my son’s birthday. We took him to SeaLife for the first time and he loved it. It is one of the rare times I was able to write poetry on a happy day. Although, of course, the poem is not exactly a happy one. It was inspired by one of the most poisonous jellyfish known to man. (I don’t think those are the kind that are in the exhibit behind him.)

jellyfish, little jellies,

Gnawed Haiku

red cannas flowers,beetles,bugs,pest,

bold red cannas
blossoms bloom all week
despite the gnawing of beetles

7-18-2016

Love Exemplified

the dog nurses
a pup that is not hers
love exemplified

February 14, 2017

I wrote this during National Haiku Writing Month, but didn’t feel like sharing it on Valentine’s Day. There are many different kinds of love.

rose blooming,rose bud unfolding,red rose bloom,