PAD Challenge Day 30

  Closing Time
the sun has set
all the flowers are closing
their vibrant blooms
summer is past
a new season comes

5-3-2018

poetry month photo for public use

photo curtesy of Poets.org

Sorry, it has taken me so long, but here is my poem for day 30 of the PAD Challenge. The prompt was to do a poem about closing time. I just could not get myself to write anything for day 28 or 29 so on May 3rd I finally called it and ended the challenge for myself with this tanka.

What do you think of my poems for this challenge? Which one was your favorite?

dusk

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PAD Challenge Day 22

  Succulent
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
    4-26-2018
poetry month photo for public use

photo courtesy of Poets.org

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.

 

Basho Burst Thursday

  #29

spring winds

hoping the flowers burst

out in laughter

 

It is so interesting to see that poets and writers who lived centuries before I did felt the same way about things. I take this poem as he is waiting to see the bright flowers of spring. Spring is my favorite season. If you followed along when I posted Emily Dickinson’s poetry you will know that I love her because I loved the way she looked at things.

Also – I have owned this book for around 4 years but I haven’t posted his poetry because as I said in the last Emily Dickinson post that I made it is time-consuming to post another poet’s work because you have to be sure to attach the proper tags and to triple check that you got the wording right. Since Basho’s poetry is short, he is an easy poet to share. It took me over a year to share Dickinson’s poems. It won’t take me that long to share Basho, but do follow me by email if you have never read them (so that you don’t miss any). He is revered for a reason!

daisy weeds

 

Basho’s Regret

Basho’s 27th poem can be interpreted in 2 ways. I wonder what he really meant? I wonder if it’s hard to tell exactly which words he meant to use, as haiku are supposed to have 2 or more meanings to them. Leave me your thoughts below.

  #27
flower buds
it’s my regret I can’t open
my bag of poems
  or
flower buds
sadly spring winds cannot open
a poem bag

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Tanka Tuesday Domesticated

rose's thorn, rose thorn 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Declawed
raspberry bush
along with the red red rose
the only plants
that while domesticated
still feel the need for thorns
  3-14-18
 
 
Have you ever realized that roses are the only “flower” that have thorns? They are probably the most popular flower in the world and they naturally have thorns. Why do we love what hurts us?

PAD Challenge Day 7

  Thorns of a Rose
the impatient thorns of a rose
catching your eye with her colors
so bright and cheerful but beware
under her petals are sharp knives

she will kiss you and cut you twice
the impatient thorns of a rose
pricking you as soon as you touch
she only lets you come so close

from afar the smell entices
you come in for a better look
the impatient thorns of a rose
she doesn’t taste sweet like she smells

for a taste you will pay dearly
that she would cut you was clearly
told to you but you went ahead
the impatient thorns of a rose

red roses fully bloomed,red rose bush, small rose bush,

rose's thorn, rose thorn  IMG_7036  single rose, rose bush

Here is today’s poem. It is a Quatern. I have never written one before today. I will probably not get tomorrow’s poem up on the blog until mid-day on Monday. We shall see.

Follow me on Instagram; I am sharing poetry on there too. I am putting my old tanka onto new photos and kind of making haiga. I feel like I have shared my haiku so many times, and that some of my tanka were overlooked. I will start doing true haiga with haiku soon. It’s a process to get it posted to Instagram, so bear with me! The more likes and follows I get the more motivated I am to post. I will follow you back on Instagram if you tell me you are a blog reader.

I am kind of in the middle of a following freeze on Twitter right now. I’m about to hit 2,000 following which means I can’t follow anyone until I get 2,000 followers myself. So follow me on Twitter and tell your friends to as well. I unfollowed a lot of accounts that looked inactive, or personal accounts that weren’t following me back, but I am quickly edging toward 2,000.

If you are reading this on your cell phone and want to follow me: you have to click on the title of a post, then scroll all the way down to the bottom until you see the pictures I’m posting on Insta and Twitter. Click follow to keep up with me on those sites. I post different things to different sites. Follow me everywhere to see all of the cool things I’m talking about.

Day 25 NaHaiWriMo 2018

a dress
with a fluffy skirt
blooming rose

 

The prompt from Facebook was “dressing up.” This is where I always get my prompts for National Haiku Writing Month.

I was very ill on Sunday and I still don’t feel great today, but seeing as there are only 3 days left of NaHaWriMo I wanted to get my posts up.

Failing at Haiku site photo,fah pic,haiku photography,symanntha renn's photo,photography by symanntha renn,new butterfly,butterfly and cocoon,wet butterfly,

Day 15 NaHaiWriMo 2018

Failing at Haiku site photo,fah pic,haiku photography,symanntha renn's photo,photography by symanntha renn,new butterfly,butterfly and cocoon,wet butterfly,

flowers emerging
winter is almost gone
yellow caution light

 

The prompt for day 15 was “daffodils in a  breeze”.

I wrote about the color instead of naming the flower. Some people cannot seem to understand that the prompt issued by any account during most writing challenges is a jumping off place. It’s a thing to get your brain going, not the exact thing that you must write about. Let’s see some creativity people.

Unmoving Haiku

hollyhocks sway
nonchalantly in the wind
the deck unmoving

 

Some things in life bend. Some people in life are ready to bend. Some aren’t. Which are you this Monday??

I really wanted to make this into a haiga, but Adobe Photoshop failed me. Maybe later.

IMG_3279

 

Haiku Growing with the Iris

iris flower stalk,bearded iris bud,bearded irises budding out,

the irises grow
bud out like they believe
there is no more frost
  4-4-2016

 

This is another haiku that I was so sure I had shared on the blog, but I don’t see it so maybe I didn’t. I am trying to share all of my poetry, no matter how good it is. I used to try to share it in the appropriate season, but remembering to go back and find a haiku to share for the current season while also writing new haiku for the current season has proven to be difficult. So here is a haiku, appropriate or not.

Haiku in a Vase

white rose buds,roses in a glass vase,flowers in a vase,valentine's day flowers,roses in a clear vase,

he breaks the flower’s back
puts it in the vase he wants it in
dying beauty on display
  7-14-15

 

This is a political poem about domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so I thought now would be an appropriate time to share it. I know it’s longer than a haiku should be but I liked it and didn’t want to trash it. Tell me your thoughts on this poem below in the comments.

Haiku with no Copycat

fully bloomed hollyhock,red flower,red blossom,   hot pink hollyhock,tall hollyhocks,fully opened hollyhock,hollyhock blossom, hot pink phlox,blooms,blossoms,fully bloomed phlox,three feet tall flowers,

the phlox bloom the same
the hollyhocks change each year
no copycats here

 

 November 1, 2016