Basho Burst Thursday

  #29

spring winds

hoping the flowers burst

out in laughter

 

It is so interesting to see that poets and writers who lived centuries before I did felt the same way about things. I take this poem as he is waiting to see the bright flowers of spring. Spring is my favorite season. If you followed along when I posted Emily Dickinson’s poetry you will know that I love her because I loved the way she looked at things.

Also – I have owned this book for around 4 years but I haven’t posted his poetry because as I said in the last Emily Dickinson post that I made it is time-consuming to post another poet’s work because you have to be sure to attach the proper tags and to triple check that you got the wording right. Since Basho’s poetry is short, he is an easy poet to share. It took me over a year to share Dickinson’s poems. It won’t take me that long to share Basho, but do follow me by email if you have never read them (so that you don’t miss any). He is revered for a reason!

daisy weeds

 

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PAD Challenge Day 12

remotes and phones on end table

 

  We’ll Get Together Later
like a Netflix queue, like a Youtube Watch Later list
I’m putting it on hold ’til I’ve got more time
my current favorite is watching my life dissolve 
like scum under cleaner in the bathtub
friends, colleagues, and family disappear
until there’s only a slab of cold indifference left
I have all the time in the world now
to marathon the new show everyone’s talking about
I pushed and worked and ignored
to end up alone with the tv

 

    4-12-2018

 
Maybe this one’s a little rushed but I did what I try to do at least once during National Poetry Writing Month, and that is finish a poem that I have been working on for a year or more. I have been working at this one for well over a year. Today’s prompt for National Poetry Month was to write a lament poem. What do you think? I would really love some feedback on this one.

Basho on Thursday in Full Bloom

#25
in full bloom
may the plum not be touched
by the wind’s hand

 

Since I am not writing haiku in my PAD Challenge posts, I thought I would keep posting haiku for you all on Thursdays. What do you think of these poems so far? Do you have a favorite Basho poem?

frost on grass,autumn morning,bare trees,

PAD Challenge Day 9

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   Battle Tested
I
have
won more
battles than
have been fought in France
and without military aid.

 

 

Sometimes I have so much to say and feel like I need to make my posts shorter, and sometimes I really struggle to write a whole post. Leave me your thoughts on long posts, fresh images and this poem in the comments. This poem is a Fibonacci.

PAD Challenge Day 6

  Pizza and Tacos
we work because we like the same food
pizza and tacos
we don’t try to be fancy or something we’re not
pizza and tacos
you can buy expensive or dollar menu
pizza and tacos
but you’re still just a hick from Missouri
pizza and tacos
you can’t hide the accent even with a mouth full
pizza and tacos
you can get plain meats or this month’s special
pizza and tacos
you can have it extra spicy or medium or hot
pizza and tacos
or be crazy and get the dessert kind
pizza and tacos
eat what you love with who you love
pizza and tacos
yes it’s greasy and some make fun 
pizza and tacos
but we’re satisfied and full
pizza and tacos
  April 6, 2018

 

Today’s prompt was to make your title about food and then just write. This is a love story poem believe it or not. Notice that the category this goes in is called “My Love Poems” because mine are unlike most other’s! My husband and I are super picky eaters. We eat almost no vegetables because we don’t like the taste of most of them. But this makes us perfect for each other. What makes you and your spouse perfect for each other?

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PAD Challenge Day 1

Okay guys, while I’m having a good week, it’s been a crazy start to the week. So I am going to put my first 3 posts up today and without a lot of fanfare. If you want to know what the PAD Challenge is, it is the contest put on by Robert Lee Brewer at Writer’s Digest, and where I am getting my prompts so that I can write a Poem A Day this month. April is National Poetry Month click that to see where I got my images. I am going to space out the posting of my poems/posts today because otherwise, people don’t read all of them. Stay tuned! I wrote the poem for April 1 on the First, it is a cinquain.

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 Stress Relief
Secrets
I mutter to
the flowers that I tend,
they nod their heads as if they know
I’m right.
  4-1-18
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Day 28 NaHaiWriMo 2018

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buying another
silver necklace for me
dew in morning light

 

Today’s prompt was “button jewelry” and we found out today that the prompts came from Barbara Ann Kipfer’s book “14,000 Things to Be Happy About”. I liked that he picked a happy book. 

Well, today is the last day of 2018’s National Haiku Writing Month. How do you think I did? I will probably go back to sharing haiku only on Mondays now. I will try to share some of my longer poetry next week. Be sure to check back on Tuesday!

How did you do? Link to your blog below if you posted your haiku to your blog.

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Day 13 NaHaiWriMo 2018

the quick stop
where I find my stand-bys
well-known watering hole

 
 
Today’s prompt was “little store on the corner” which made me think of the Casey’s General Store. We don’t have bodegas or delis where I’m from. We just have gas stations like Quik Stop or Fast Trip.

Day 12 NaHaiWriMo 2018

sliding into home
safe in the last inning
cherry on top

 

Today’s prompt is “THE BUTTON AT THE TOP OF A BASEBALL CAP”. I think the prompts from the Facebook page for NaHaiWriMo have been great this year! Does anyone remember the year they all started with a Z and how hard that was??

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Day 10 NaHaiWriMo

sorting cotton shirts
finding out which ones still fit
the snake sheds its skin

 

The prompt for today was “Indian cotton shirts”. Did you write anything? Share it in a comment below.

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Day 9 NaHaiWriMo 2018

ordering milk
with my date night meal
chili pepper night

 

Today’s prompt was “beating the heat” and I wanted to write about something other than the weather.

If you’re a new follower or new to the haiku world, you can search for posts about National Haiku Writing Month by using my search bar, or click the tag at the top of this post.

You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook. If you like haiku and want to learn more, then go to my What is Haiku? page. Also, stop by the Facebook page where most of us poets meet to get a prompt and share our work.

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Day 1 Nat’l Haiku Writing Month 2018

I will not be making long posts this month. I often dread NaHaiWriMo as February draws near because of all the work that goes into blogging as a haiku writer. This year I was excited for it. I think I am going to keep my posts simple so I can enjoy the month. I will not write much of an explanation, and I will use the same image for my poem of the day for the whole month. If you’re a new follower or new to the haiku world, search old posts about National Haiku Writing Month by using my search bar, or click the tag at the top of this post. I am also helping my mom get through Chemo treatments so my posts must be short and sweet. Here is today’s poem fresh from the cocoon:

taco tastes just right
my husband smacks his lips
the pride satisfied

The prompt was “biting into a taco”.

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If you like haiku and want to learn more, then go to my What is Haiku? page. Also, stop by the Facebook page where most of us poets meet to get a prompt and share our work.

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