Infected with Haiku

plants man animals
united in death


Here is a poem I wrote a long time ago, back before I had learned the rules of haiku. I could never decide if this was a good haiku or even a good poem. If you were to look at the top of some of my posts, you will see that some poems are in both categories, haiku and senryu. This is another poem that I will post to both.

It’s not funny and senryu are supposed to be a bit humorous or at least poke fun at something. What do you think?

two dozen roses,flowers in black and white,budding roses,


PAD Challenge Day 22

you expect to find
cacti in the dry desert
not on the prairie
and yet here they are growing
because you grow where you’re planted
poetry month photo for public use

photo courtesy of

The prompt was to write about a plant. Haiku don’t have titles, as many of you who have read that post know, so I wrote a tanka.


International Blog Delurking Week 2018

The first full week of January, every year, is International Blog Delurking Week. I would love to see people participate!

the finch ventures out
into a hard cold world
my own resilience

It is fairly easy. Leave a comment in the comment section letting the blog’s owner know that you were here. You can show that you’re here with a one-word “here” comment or you can tell me a bit about yourself. There are so many people that lurk, which means you read and don’t interact with the site. All writers want interaction with their readers, especially bloggers. So this week as you’re reading blogs please leave a Like or a short comment.

I would also encourage you to do this in your groups on Facebook. The moderators and administrators of Facebook groups put a lot of work into making a group fun and special. Please Like at least one post this week, and maybe leave an encouraging comment. There is a lot going on in life, and online. People like knowing that they are heard, and admins like knowing that all of the time they spend volunteering is worth it.

my plants and I
drink from the same cup
inside symbiosis

blog week,hippos,swimming hippo,hiding,lurking,lurker,

International Blog Delurking Week 2018

Senryu in Sorrow

trying to keep the plant

from grandpa’s funeral alive

seeds of sorrow


My mom and her dad.

My mom and her dad.

My Grandpa White has been with the Lord for 7 years now.

As Winter Crept Her Way

boy holding mulch

as winter crept her way

she stood firm throwing down mulch

determined to keep her plants safe

What are you doing to prepare for the winter season?

Weed Haiku

much to my chagrin
the weed that I pulled
was a marigold

marigold flower, seedling, flowerbed, marigold
I think all gardeners have had this moment.

Want to share your’s?

Tree Haiku

sapling, yearling tree, small tree,

This is my Golden Rainforest tree.


dead crabapple

went out to dig it up

green leaves graced it


Last year it was the Crabapple tree, this year it was my Redbud tree. I walked to the mailbox thinking, ‘okay I need to give up and dig this up tonight, it’s dead.’ And lo and behold there were little green buds!

What are you growing in your yard?

The Cinquain Train keeps on rollin’

Forgive me for the cheesy title, I’m excited. I have been trying to break through this wall for months.

Garden Cinquain

Sun burned,
dirty, too sore to walk very far,
but plants are in the ground.
A day’s work done,

gardening, flowerbed, child in flowerbed, child gardeing playing in the flowers

This is not enough mulch mom.


It is not a remake, but a totally new one and it is what got the Cinquain Train rollin’. What do you guys think?