Haiku Kiss

he floats closer
man of war seeking love
with a kiss that stings

I wrote this on May 28th, 2014 which was my son’s birthday. We took him to SeaLife for the first time and he loved it. It is one of the rare times I was able to write poetry on a happy day. Although, of course, the poem is not exactly a happy one. It was inspired by one of the most poisonous jellyfish known to man. (I don’t think those are the kind that are in the exhibit behind him.)

jellyfish, little jellies,

Shrouded Spring

birds shrouded in mist
they chirp knowing spring is
but a cloud away
3-13-15

 

Spring looks like it has already arrived in much of the USA. How does your area look?

swarming birds,flock of black birds,migration,morning,

Day 25 NaHaiWriMO 2017

bird flies to and fro

taking care of her nest

I walk in circles

 

Today’s prompt was to use the word “to” in our poem. What do you think about my haiku? Don’t forget to go check out others by following the nahaiwrimo hashtag.

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Day 19 NaHaiWriMo 2017

cherry blossoms

trying to beat the squirrels

to the fruit this spring

 

Today’s prompt was “cherry blossom” and I was thinking about when my mom had a cherry tree. She always tried to get enough cherries for one pie. But it was hard because she had a lot of squirrels and they would eat the cherries as soon as they turned ripe. 

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Day 18

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Symanntha Renn

ducks floating on top

of the pond above the mud

I must learn how

 

Today’s prompt is “nature” but we had to write about a season that we are not in. I wrote about summer.

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Day 16 NaHaiWriMo 2017

my path to joy

swallows dipping in the sky

never a straight line

  

Today’s prompt was to write about something in nature. I had the image of swallows in my head and wanted to write about that. What do you think?

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Day 9 NaHaiWriMo 2017

the finch ventures out

into a hard cold world

my own resilience

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Today’s prompt was “a mirror”.

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Chirping Haiku

bird in DC,washington dc, wash. d.c.,brown bird,

solid stone
birds chirping in the tree
whine of the metro

6-17-2015

 

 

 

There was something about the juxtaposition of the sharp chirp of birdsong and the sharp whine of the metro in Washington D.C. The sounds of the metro have stayed with me. I have good hearing and there were times the sounds of the subway were almost deafening.

Haiku on the Menu

orange blooms,orange blossom,little blooms,

breakfast outside
rabbit sneaks across the ground
unaware he’s not on my menu

April 2015

What’s on your menu today? I wrote this one rare morning when I got to have breakfast outside. The rabbits sneak across my yard all of the time but I have not taken any pictures of them. I may do that soon.

 

Day 25 of NaHaiWriMo

finding the monkeys
at the zoo, every time
son hangs on the fence

If you are unsure of the rules of haiku then please go to my What is Haiku? page. Also, please stop by the Facebook page where most of us poets meet to get a prompt and share our work.

It would also be nice of you to go to that Facebook page and click Like on people’s posts to encourage them in their writing.

Today’s prompt was  “zoo or zookeeper or zoological”. If I didn’t have my son for a muse I would not be able to write as much poetry as I do.

bouquet of carnations,carnation flower,pink and white carnation,still life,

Day 13 of NaHaiWriMo

zigzagging through aisles
the rabbit hopping through
my flowers
 
I am going shopping today. However, I will buy what I plan to eat and use, unlike the rabbits in my neighborhood.
 
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.
 
Also, tell them to check out the Facebook page where most of us poets meet to get a prompt and share our work. Today’s prompt was “zigzag”.
morning glory hosta plant,shade plants,hostas,close up of hosta leaf,hosta flower,

Day 4 My Poetry NaHaiWriMo

they try to tell me
that the world is grey, no lines
zebra in the wild
  2-4-2016

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.
Also tell them to check out the Facebook page where most of us poets meet to get a prompt and share our work. Today’s prompt is “zebra”.

red cannas,blooming cannas,dwarf cannas

I hope you have been able to write your own haiku poem for National Haiku Writing Month. Feel free to share your poem in my comments section below (Share your thoughts)! I know that you may not feel like you have the time. I am now working Full-time doing 2 jobs, while taking my young son to school. I am also in a leadership position at church, as I am the Director of our Women On Mission Group. I am more busy than I have ever been before, but that’s okay. I am making a difference in the world and I am not bored.

Even if you don’t write haiku, or even if it isn’t your favorite type of poetry, please consider sharing your friends and favorite blogger’s work this month. It is getting harder and harder to share on social media as all of the sites like Facebook now hide your posts, in hopes that you will pay to make them appear. So please subscribe to and follow me and any other poets that you like and check the hashtag #NaHaiWriMo on Twitter.