Day 25 NaHaiWriMo 2018

a dress
with a fluffy skirt
blooming rose

 

The prompt from Facebook was “dressing up.” This is where I always get my prompts for National Haiku Writing Month.

I was very ill on Sunday and I still don’t feel great today, but seeing as there are only 3 days left of NaHaWriMo I wanted to get my posts up.

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Day 18 NaHaiWriMo 2018

trying to tie
an outfit together
crows and their shiny things

 

I have been enjoying my Sundays and not posting. I am writing though. Yesterday’s prompt was “obi sash”.

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Day 17 NaHaiWriMo 2018

dad cutting the hay
playing dodgeball with the clouds
Murphy’s Law

 

Today’s prompt was “washing a car to make it rain” and I immediately thought of my dad. My mom’s dad used to call my mom during hay season and tell my mom “Hey, it hasn’t rained in a while, ask Dennis to cut some hay.” Then he would laugh because it never failed, if my dad cut the fescue to make hay, it would rain the next day even though the forecast said no rain. For those of you who don’t know, the plants that get cut for hay must lay and dry on the ground for around 2 days before you can roll them into bales. If it rains on the cut hay, it takes longer and you lose nutrients every day that it lays there. If it started raining during hay season, my Grandpa would call and ask if my dad had just cut hay. Then he would laugh when my mom said yes.

Remember, if haiku isn’t your thing I have several other kinds of poems that I write and share to this blog. Use the category list on to look at my other poems. Just click the name of something that interests you.

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Day 16 NaHaiWriMo 2018

food pantry
free food for those in need
bird feeder half full

 

Today’s prompt was “chickadee”. So I wrote about when I usually see birds, which is when my mom’s bird feeders have feed in them. Haiku is supposed to represent a moment in time when you see nature and human nature collide.

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Day 15 NaHaiWriMo 2018

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flowers emerging
winter is almost gone
yellow caution light

 

The prompt for day 15 was “daffodils in a  breeze”.

I wrote about the color instead of naming the flower. Some people cannot seem to understand that the prompt issued by any account during most writing challenges is a jumping off place. It’s a thing to get your brain going, not the exact thing that you must write about. Let’s see some creativity people.

Day 6 NaHaiWriMo 2018

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my moment of zen
cutting things so they look fresh
new hairstyle

Today’s prompt was “cutting the lawn” which is something I enjoy. I have already written a poem about it and so I tried to not duplicate it.

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Day 2 Nat’l Haiku Writing Month

the road that tied
America together
defunct railroad tracks

 

Today’s prompt is railroad ties. Share your haiku poem in the comments.

If you have any questions about how this month is celebrated, ask in the comments!

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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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Bird Wing Haiku

birds in black and white,b&w sparrows,singing bird,brids, birds on a branch,

birds from the Graphics Fairy

I grasp at warm air
unable to hold it
gray bird wings

  1-6-2017

This was written for a #haikuchallenge prompt on Twitter. It is easier to post every day of the week when I don’t try to add a story or thought to my posts. Leave me a comment and tell me if you like blogs that add stories to their poems, or if you like it when just the poem is posted. All of the statistics say that our posts should be over 500 words long and have at least 1 image if not 3. As a reader, what are your thoughts?

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.

Day 23 NaHaiWriMo 2017

biting blindly
people act like animals
but pretend they’re better

 
Yesterday’s prompt was “human nature.” How do you think I did?

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Day 4 NaHaiWriMo 2017

how the lioness

holds her cub in her mouth

a mother’s embrace

 

flowers open

for the butterfly and moth

holding son’s candy

 
 

Today’s prompt was “hand” and I wasn’t happy with my first poem which is the one about holding my son’s candy. So I tried to think about how you use your hands in different ways. I somehow got to thinking about how moms judge each other and they forget that each kid is different and what would be terrible for your kid, my kid might actually enjoy. Did that come through at all? How am I doing so far this year?

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