her beautiful face
transfixed by the white glow
as if she’s perfect
but the moon has pot marks too
no woman is perfect
February 17, 2017
I wrote this during National Haiku Writing Month this year.
the night dark and cold
but she rises anyway
full moon shines brightly
Today’s prompt was “moon”. I have written so many moon haiku, but tried to give it one more shot for today’s challenge. This poem is about perseverance.
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three minutes to midnight
no one told the moon
January 27, 2016
The New Year will arrive soon!
Be safe. I challenge you to make 1 New Year’s Resolution. Maybe you need to write more, maybe you need to read more. You definitely have growing to do. Decide which areas you want to grow in.
matching crepe myrtles
one grows taller than the other
the moon goes down
These poems I have been sharing, I wrote during National Haiku Writing Month last year in 2015.
howls from coyotes
barking in the distance
My baby boy is still sick. I am so stressed out my eye is twitching and my face is completely broken out. I pray every day for him to be completely well. I have thrown away his toothbrush three times. Disinfected the entire house several times. I got him prescription cough syrup. Changed the bedsheets. Washed his clothes in a different detergent. I had him breathe in lavender and take different courses of antibiotics. And he is still running a fever and coughing. I am taking him back to the doctor today, I hope she figures something out.
walking the block to
see which bike fits the boy best
Guided home by the
lightning bugs, North Star follows
the moon, husband follows son
Well, dear readers, this is the last Tanka Tuesday that I will do for a while. I have run out of Tanka. Sorry that I skipped last Tuesday. That was a hard day at work and I just completely forgot to post anything. I will share new Tanka as I write it, I might entitle the post “Tanka Tuesday” or I might not.
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full moon, the
zoning and planning committee
re-zone the town
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Today’s prompt was “zone.” My husband used to sit on our city’s Planning and Zoning Committee; they decide things like what gets marked as residential and what gets marked as commercial property. This poem is supposed be humorous, so it is a senryu.
in the side yard
a very round white cloud
that was just the moon
Have you had a moment lately where you had to look twice?
half of a moon
Fourth of July
kids full of excitement
I wrote this last year on this exact date. I hope you have fun today. Be safe if you are shooting off fireworks.
Undone by a Word
My hair undone by a word
My dress undone by a word
The moon glows brighter
And the night quieter
Entranced by a word
I wrote this small stones poem for a Friday Phrases prompt on Twitter (#FP). I thought this month would be a good time to share it. Do you have any poems you’ve written about a single word?
the ice is off the trees
sinking into the mud
Apparently the full moon that appears in March is known as the “Worm Moon” because this is the month that the worms come back out. The ice melts into the ground and makes the ground soft enough for them to poke through. I have seen a ton of them this last month, how about you? My flowers are all poking up through the ground, are yours?
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the moon is still up
he also wants to see
the boy go to school
So I totally messed up this poem; you aren’t supposed to personify things of nature in your haiku. But I was pretty emotional this morning when I walked out of my son’s school. This was his first day of school at a real school. He was excited. I got teared up because I know he is going to do great things with his life and this is just the beginning.