Haiku Echo

the Christmas tree holds
an echo in its branches
10 years together

  1-1-2017

 

Last year was our 10th Christmas as a married couple; today is our 11th. We still do some of the traditions that we started as a couple, but we have many traditions that we started as a family that we do every year.

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Sudden Haiku

fall in the country,autumn in america,autumn in missouri,leaf fall,fall in the country,orange leaves,red leaves,the start of fall,

first leaf fall
over a construction site
change is sudden

9-6-17

Change is sudden, and it has to be, or else men would never let it happen. Women would fight it too. The suddenness scares us and we start to fight it. The sages among us realize you can’t fight change, you must endure it. The battle-worn realize that change can happen at any moment and we must be ready to roll with the punches.

Blackout Haiku

sun turns into moon
we all look up in awe
full blackout
  August 21, 2017

 

Where I was, the totality of the solar eclipse of 2017, was at 97% but it was still really neat. It was also, almost, a spiritual event. It was definitely really cool to share it with so many people across the United States. I am glad that I went to our local park and was able to experience it with a crowd.pink sunrise,pink sky,violet clouds,rising sun,

Joy-Filled Haiku

closeup of super moon,full supermoon,

waxing supermoon
cart full enough for a
joy-filled Christmas
  11-12-2016

 

 I have never been one to do the Black Friday shopping. I do about half of my shopping online so I don’t have to deal with any drama. I just like to see everyone happy on Christmas no matter what they get. Happiness is a mindset; you can be happy with little or much.

Haiku with no Copycat

fully bloomed hollyhock,red flower,red blossom,   hot pink hollyhock,tall hollyhocks,fully opened hollyhock,hollyhock blossom, hot pink phlox,blooms,blossoms,fully bloomed phlox,three feet tall flowers,

the phlox bloom the same
the hollyhocks change each year
no copycats here

 

 November 1, 2016

 

Haiku on Signs

star mound flower,pink flower,hot pink flowers,

after the funeral
sign for a wedding
flowers that bloom again

  9-13-16

 

 

I wrote this one last year after a really hard week. I really was coming home from a funeral and passed a sign for a wedding that had happened earlier.

Baby Haiku

fall photo,yellow mums,gourd,painted pumpkin,head of cabbage,

traces of the
baby you used to be
when I hold you
  1-1-2017

 

I could have sworn that I already posted this haiku to the blog, but I can’t find it when I search for it, so maybe not. I know that I posted it on Twitter the night that I wrote it. I am going to try to post a haiku every day this week to make up for being away lately. The more you hit Like and Share the more motivated I am!

White Out Haiku

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white horse on white snow
hard to tell the two apart
mixture of feelings

  1-7-2017

 

Still in limbo. I’m trying to get to where I need to be, but it isn’t easy. I am really wanting to post more, but life happened. Please stick with me as I am still writing and will be posting poetry for years to come.

Heavy Haiku

american flag,red white and blue,stars and stripes,flag pole,flag at full mast,flag of the usa,us flag,

a day so heavy
not even old glory stirs
heat from the orange sun

  7-23-2017

 

I said I wanted to write more political poetry a couple of years ago. I think I’ve written 3 since then. By the way, this looks like a cloudy day, but it was very sunny and hot.

6 Years of Blogging

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red squirrel

taking a walk on the trail

my son chases him

  7-23-17

 
 

Today is my blogging anniversary. I’ve been chasing this lifestyle for 6 years now. I have enjoyed it and I plan to continue. Life has not gone where I wanted it to, and I’ve been hit with quite a few sad surprises that have affected my writing this last year. Depression wants to creep in and take over, but I am finding ways to combat that. Surprisingly this time around, writing has not been my main outlet. Prayer and meditation have been. Prayer has always been a part of my life, but rarely the main part. For the last year, daily prayer (as in Quiet Time that lasts for an hour or more) and reading Christian self-help inspirational books, and caring for my son (of course!) has been my main focus. But I am writing here and there.
The haiku above is one of my newest. I hope to start writing more regularly soon. I plan to blog more than once a week from here on out. Thanks for reading, and leaving me such great comments! I hope you all are writing regularly and are brave enough to share it.

 

poet symanntha renn failing at haiku image

Half a V of Geese

half a V of geese
half the day’s work done
deep in summer
  8-20-15

 

We are deep in summer. I’ve enjoyed mine, I hope that you have enjoyed yours. My family had some fun, and now we’re preparing to go back to school. School is fun and holds many adventures, but summer is better.

goose on a lake,goose resting,goose cleaning itself,canadian goose,

Looking for Daylilies

found irises while
looking for daylilies
serendipity
  5-6-2015

 

Yesterday I saw something that made me really happy! One of my surprise lilies finally bloomed! I barely watered my flowerbed this year, usually, I soak it 4 times a week. Maybe I have been overwatering some of my flowers?? The pink “naked lady” or “surprise lily” is not pictured. I thought they bloomed at the start of summer, but I guess I got a late bloomer! Also, daylilies and irises are two different flowers.

flowers,spring flower,shoots,iris,