Day 7 #NaHaWriMo

full glory of the sun

at the top of the cross

Jesus’ zenith

 
 
If you are unsure of the rules/definition/form of haiku then please go to my What is Haiku? page. Feel free to direct any friends there who may be unsure of what is happening in the poetry community this month. Today’s prompt is “zenith” which is the highest point reached by a celestial or other object.
 
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red cannas,blooming cannas,dwarf cannas

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Haiku in the Herd

cow figurine,cow in flowerbed,
cows nudge each other
at the feeding trough full of grain
Walmart bread aisle

This was written in 2015 for NaHaiWriMo. It may be a little mean, but if you’ve ever been in Walmart on a busy night, you know how I was feeling when I wrote this. Speaking of National Haiku Writing Month, it’s right around the corner!! I will participate, how about you? Leave me a comment telling me why, or why not.

Driving with Haiku

sparkling snow,winter,snowy road,snowfall,snow,
black tracks in
the virgin snow
driving where I shouldn’t

This haiku was written two years ago for a NaHaiWriMo prompt. I wrote a lot of winter haiku that February and have not shared it yet, so even though it is still autumn I am going to start sharing my winter haiku. This coming February I will post my haiku to the blog every day during NaHaiWriMo. I just hope I can write one every day!!

The Book

The Book
a book made up of
sixty-six books

King James Version, The Word of God, KJV,The Living Word of God

This poem was inspired by a 2014 NaHaiWriMo prompt. I just think it is interesting that the Bible is often referred to as “The Good Book” but it is actually several books, or letters compiled together.

Phlox Haiku

pruning the phlox
nervously with big shears
February morning

phlox, purple flame tall phlox, golden rain forest tree, summer flowers

 

This is what I have been doing lately: pruning my phlox and crepe myrtle and hoping that they will come back stronger this year and not weaker. The picture above shows how crazy my purple flame (tall) phlox went last season.

The haiku above was written for day 3 of National Haiku Writing Month 2015, which is the month of February.

pink crepe myrtle, summer bush, shrub, summer shrubs

What have you been doing with your flowers, or what have you been doing outside of your house this month?

crepe mertyle seed pod bud

Partying for a reason.

our group of women
party to raise awareness
battery fights battery

women's missionary union cake
 
I belong to a Women on Mission group (a group under the purview of WMU). We held a WorldCrafts party last year to bring awareness to human trafficking, or the fact that there are sex slaves here in the USA today. It doesn’t just happen in Asia, there are women who are forced to be prostitutes here in our cities in America. Kansas City is a major hub for trading the girls, and Oklahoma City is where a lot of kids/women are kidnapped from. Miami and other coastal cities are also major hubs for bringing in girls from other countries.
 
WorldCraft table, party for a reason

Our party was a Set1Free party and we held it at our church. We showed the women that attended a video of the women who make the products then encouraged them to buy the products marked “Set1Free” so that women trying to get out of prostitution, and the women already rescued from the slave trade, could find employment. I would encourage you to click on the links in this post and consider hosting a party yourself. There are products made by several people who need help staying employed in 3rd World Countries, such as the HIV positive and those who are deaf. WorldCrafts also employees women who are not allowed to work for companies in their home country simply because they are women. Their husbands have died and they have children to feed but no one will hire them. WorldCrafts builds a shop and employees them. Buying products from WorldCrafts keeps the demand for their work up, and if the demand for the products increase, then they can hire more women.