America Haiku

America is still
big enough to support
wild horses
  9-10-17

 

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.

seahorse in tank,seahorses,potbellied seahorse,

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Flying Haiku

full moon,moon in the clouds,moon through the trees,bright moon,

geese fly south under
a three quarter moon
enough light to see by
  11-11-2016

 

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving week and weekend. I will have lots of snowy haiku for you this month. 

Tanka Tuesday| Small Things

  Small Things
rabbit hides in the
shadow of the sapling
he looks silly
then I remember I said
I’d be grateful for small things
  April 2016

 

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!

heifers grazing,cattle on the hill,cows eating,angus cows,

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.

6 Years of Blogging

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red squirrel

taking a walk on the trail

my son chases him

  7-23-17

 
 

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.

 

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Half a V of Geese

half a V of geese
half the day’s work done
deep in summer
  8-20-15

 

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.

goose on a lake,goose resting,goose cleaning itself,canadian goose,

Thin Haiku

crawling to the edge
like a squirrel about to jump
trusting thin branches
  1-6-2017

 

This was written in response to a #haikuchallenge found on Twitter.

nests,squirrels,fall,autumn,nest in the tree,

Squirrel nests high in the trees.

Flock of Birds

despite the chaos
we still have fun together
a loud flock of birds
  1-7-17

 
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. 

flock of birds,birds feeding,penguin,zoo,

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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Symanntha Renn

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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Symanntha Renn

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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