Day 8 NaHaiWriMo 2018

flashes of color
lots of people at Zumba
new flowers


Today’s prompt was “paintbox” and lots of people wrote about Autumn leaves so I went a different route. I am trying to honor important things and people in my poetry.

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Party Haiku

the bee navigates
through the many flowers
which party to attend



Remember to plant flowers that bees like to eat!


Day 28 NaHaiWriMo 2017

we say the flowers

are budding out too early

mother nature sighs


Today’s prompt was “nature” again. So I tried to write a haiku that was a comment on how climate change is making spring come sooner. What we call “too early” may be the new normal because of global warming.
Anyhow, this is my last poem for National Haiku Writing Month 2017. Be sure to check out the others and leave me a comment on your favorite haiku.

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Symanntha Renn

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Day 10 NaHaiWriMo 2017

wiped out

end of the work week

dried up flowers

Today’s prompt was “wiped”.

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Symanntha Renn

Planted Haiku


planted flowers
phlox grow across the bed
isolation orders ignored



Haiku in the Garden

bright red flowers,red bloom,red blooms,

hellfire red blooms
narrow leaves of Lucifer
Sunday in the garden


I love my lucifer flowers. My flowerbed/garden is too sunny for bleeding hearts, so this is as close as I can get. Do you have flowers in your garden that are a substitute for something else?

The Nuance of Flowers




one year the hollyhock
is pink the next it is white
the nuance of flowers


Do you have flowers that change color? There are some flowers that gardeners have down to a science. They know what kind of fertilizer added to the soil makes what color of blooms. I just water mine and hope they bloom a lot, I don’t even care what color. I will admit that dark red and white are my favorite flower colors. However, I seem to have forgotten to take a picture of my hollyhocks when they were white. Last year when they were white, it was a bad year for hollyhocks. The blooms weren’t pretty because the ground stayed too wet. That is probably why I didn’t take a picture. They went quick this year too. Only half the stalk bloomed, then the whole plant began to die.

Summertime Again

daisy weeds


Summertime again
seeing flowers bloom
son needs longer pants

Written in January of 2016.


Grass Grows Long

lucifer flowers,lucifer blooms,purple flame phlox,morning glory hosta,

grass grows long
flowers spread across flowerbed
school will be out soon

I wrote this 13 months ago.

Also, something really weird happened on my computer. I take a lot of photos specifically for my blog. I organize them in folders, such as flowers, people, animals, et Cetera. Well, a couple of weeks ago while I was organizing new photos into my folders, my people folder just disappeared. I tried hitting “undo” but it still didn’t show up. When I was creating this post last week I noticed there were photos in my folders that I have already used on my blog. Usually, when I use a photo, I put it in the “already used” folder so that you guys never see the same photo twice. Well, things are all mixed up now, and I literally do not have the time to sort them, or to take more photos. So you might see familiar photos for a month or so. I will try to pick pretty ones, I hope you all aren’t too bored and continue to take the time to read my work.

Tanka Tuesday | Black Tie and Dragon

yellow and maroon irises,


black tie and dragon
I scroll through my electronic
notebook of flowers
some people pin furniture
that they will never get

I wish I could afford to have the beautiful flowers I have found on Pinterest shipped to me from England! They have some beautiful irises. What do you like to pin on Pinterest?

Keeper of the Flowers

keeper of the flowers

I vanquish moles and slugs

but leave the worms


I wrote this poem after seeing a #WordStew prompt on Twitter. I leave the worms because earthworms are really good for your garden and flowerbeds. I leave a couple of grub worms because they turn into beautiful moths. I love moths and butterflies. What insects do you love?

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3 things that grow in the summer.

rays from summer sun
hollyhocks grow long and tall
so does my son

G jumping


Thanks to @baffled on Twitter for prompting me to write this. You can find their prompts under #HaikuChallenge.