America is still
big enough to support
There is always hope for America. Just because we have a bad leader here or there, or just because we are having to iron out spots in our culture does not mean that everything is going down the tubes. All countries have growing pains from time to time. We are no different.
geese fly south under
a three quarter moon
enough light to see by
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving week and weekend. I will have lots of snowy haiku for you this month.
rabbit hides in the
shadow of the sapling
he looks silly
then I remember I said
I’d be grateful for small things
So I said I’d share haiku, and this is a tanka. Oops. At least I am going to share every day this week. I managed to get my posts scheduled. I used to do Tanka Tuesdays because for a while I was churning them out. I also wrote and shared over a year’s worth of small stones poetry which is basically micropoetry. Click the bolded words to find more of my work. Remeber to hit Like when you like what you read!
There’s no rabbit in the picture if you’re looking! I didn’t get a picture of him, so this will have to do.
taking a walk on the trail
my son chases him
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.
half a V of geese
half the day’s work done
deep in summer
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.
crawling to the edge
like a squirrel about to jump
trusting thin branches
This was written in response to a #haikuchallenge found on Twitter.
Squirrel nests high in the trees.
despite the chaos
we still have fun together
a loud flock of birds
This poem was inspired by a #writtenriver prompt which you can find on Twitter. I keep waiting for life to calm down and get in a rhythm. I like rhythms, I like routine with short bouts of crazy. But the last two years have been crazy with bouts of routine. I don’t know if life will get calmer, but I am enjoying it. I am enjoying my son and my husband and doing life with people in my community.
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.)
birds shrouded in mist
they chirp knowing spring is
but a cloud away
Spring looks like it has already arrived in much of the USA. How does your area look?
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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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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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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