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,

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With Nothing To Cling To

#305

in the middle of a field
with nothing to cling to
a skylark sings

 
What a neat visual. The birds have to trust their wings. 

black birds,birds against morning sky,flock of birds,

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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Walking in Haiku with Basho

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full moon
walking around the pond
all night

 

I really like this one. Who hasn’t tossed and turned and felt like they’ve walked for miles instead of laying in bed? 

big trees and little pond cows

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.

Reluctant Haiku

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from deep in the peony’s stamens
a bee crawls out
a reluctant parting

 

This week’s poem from Basho is about not wanting to leave his friend’s house and travel on. He enjoyed traveling, but there were places he wished he could have stayed longer. Isn’t that the way with all travelers? They are so many more places left to go, but good friends and cool places must be left behind to see new places.

clouds from above,wing of the plane,flying on a plane,window seat,

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.

poet symanntha renn failing at haiku image

Turtle Shell Haiku

vicious mockery

the blue jays caw loudly

growing a turtle’s shell

  6-16-2018

Being sensitive is a double-edged sword – you notice people’s emotions and reactions to things, which is beautiful and can make you feel very connected to humanity. You also feel it deeply when people don’t like you, or don’t like your friend, or don’t like your work. I have learned not to take any of it personally. I let myself feel the emotion of sadness, regret, or embarrassment or anger for a moment, then I move on. I am a creator and a giver. There are more words to write, more things to paint, and other people who will gladly accept what I have to offer, so I keep moving and I enjoy those moments when I get them.
medium sized box turtle,turtle in its shell,

Haiku Scent

blooming roses,bloom,white roses,rose bush,potted rose,

 

pink tea rose
the flower with the best scent
also has thorns
3- 14- 18

 

If haiku could smell like something, or if a smell could represent haiku poetry, I think it would have to be a flower. Possibly a rose. This is a haiku that I wrote on the same day as this tanka. They are on different topics, but the end thought is, why do we love what hurts us?

Ray of Haiku

bright rays of sunlight
flowers past their blooming
spring becomes summer

5-23-18

 

I have many poems scheduled to post. Be sure to follow me by email or on Twitter to see them the moment that they are published.

midwestern sunset,sunset in the clouds,sun rays,last ray of light,sun beams,