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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Symanntha Renn

Day 29 of NaHaiWriMo

bouquet of carnations,carnation flower,pink and white carnation,still life,

the last flower picked
joy replaced by realization
she is now owned

If you are unsure of the rules of haiku and would like 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. There is still time to click Like on people’s posts to encourage them in their writing. Thanks for clicking like on all of my posts this month!!

Today’s prompt was “zyzzyva” (a genus of tropical American palm weevil, the last word in many English dictionaries, and the last word in NaHaiWriMo’s two-year odyssey through 790 daily alphabetical writing prompts using all the letters of the English alphabet). This haiku is about being late in a season. It is also about wanting something until you get it.

Iris Haiku

my lips opened but
my tongue laid still inside
blushing iris

country iris, yellow iris, maroon iris, yellow and red flower

I am sharing the haiku that I wrote for this year’s NaHaiWriMo. Next year I will post them on the blog, the same day that I write them. I have a lot of poetry to share, be sure to follow this blog with your email so you don’t miss any of my short poems.

Concerned Haiku

sage flowers,wild flowers,bees,native Missouri flowers,

the bees are few
the flower authority

I have bumble bees in my yard and tons of paper wasps, but I wish I had honey bees. I am glad to know that there are people out there trying to get the chemicals that affect honey bees banned. I do not have the kind of property where I could host a hive of honey bees, if I had more property I would try.

Pink Haiku

resurrection lily,pink flower,lily,lilies

pink wedding favors
become baby shower favors
surprise lilies


This was written for a prompt during February of this year.

Anti-Love on Day 7 of #NaPoWriMo

empty trellis, garden trellis

Thank you for all of the support yesterday!! I had a record number of Likes for 1 day on the blog, which was 29 Likes.

So I thought that you guys might want to be able to find all of my National Poetry Month posts at once. To make it easy for you to do that, I am going to tag all of this year’s National Poetry Writing Month poems with NaPoWriMo2015. Look under the title at the little words, then click on that word and it will bring up all of those posts.

Here is today’s poem; we had the choice to write a love poem, or an anti-love poem. If you’ve been following me for very long you know that love poems aren’t really my thing. So, of course, I went with an anti-love poem.


the trellis stands still

waiting for the vine to climb

and twist inside

one of his many spaces

but she just lays on the ground

Flowering on Day 5 of #NaPoWriMo

bloom of pumpkin, flowering pumpkin

week of Halloween
everyone picks a pumpkin
ignores its flower

Have you been ignoring the simple beauty around you as complete tasks? Be sure to enjoy your tasks today and notice the little things around you. Also be sure to look at all of the posts I have made today (this should be three of four). I am catching up with the PAD Challenge.

Daffodil Haiku

daffodil, yellow petals, spring time flower

head bowed
the daffodil
reminds me to be humble


Have daffodils started blooming in your yard yet? What is blooming in your yard? I love the daffodils that are bicolored white and yellow. I wish I had some. I transplanted a few in the fall like you’re supposed to do but they haven’t bloomed. That was two years ago. I am going to dig up some of my mother’s daffodils this spring before they bloom and move them and hopefully I will get some blooming daffodils in my front yard. I just feel like a yard isn’t complete until it has daffodils in it.

Like the Bee

like the bee
stumbles upon the flower
I found you

bees in wildflower, purple flower, native missouri flower, missouri wildflower
I finally wrote a love poem!! Someone say hooray!

My Shade of Purple

morning glory vines
refusing to form to the trellis
my shade of purple

morning glory vine, vine on trellis, purple flower



This is one of my most favorite haiku that I have ever written. It was inspired by my little vine that I got from my Mom.

Reddest Petals

rose's thorn, rose thorn


the flower with thorns
has the reddest petals
begs you “look at me”




Has it ever crossed your mind, that the flower the world is obsessed with, naturally has thorns?

In Accidental Power


Apparently with no surprise

To any happy Flower

The Frost beheads it at its play –

In accidental power –

The blonde Assassin passes on –

The Sun proceeds unmoved

To measure off another Day

For an Approving God.


white roses, white rose bud, rose buds, rose's bud