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?

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PAD Challenge day 16

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 Us
of the whole world you
are my other shoe
boom
very soon I knew
you would take me through
bloom
we did not need glue
we are never blue
groom

 

Today we had to write about our favorite something. Since I had said I would write love poetry this month, I wrote this for my groom. We have amazing chemistry and have never doubted that we are supposed to be together. So here’s a happy little fun poem about that for national poetry writing day 16.

 

PAD Challenge Day 8

When Friends Become Sisters
red blood does not bind
rings don’t make us kind
wedding
just a contract signed
not of the same mind
threading
friendship realigned
sister reassigned
my wing

 

 

So I think I might have kind of cheated to get this one to make sense. I know some people just throw a rhyming word in there that technically works, but I try to use words that regular people would use and understand. I was going to make the last word in this poem “heading” because it would have rhymed really well, but I didn’t know if I would get my meaning across.

And before you say “it doesn’t have to rhyme” yes it does, this is supposed to be a French poem called a lai. Lines 3, 6, and 9 are supposed to be 2 syllables long and rhyme. The other lines are supposed to have 5 syllables and rhyme.

I am trying to say that our friends often become our sisters and I think God gives us best friends that we can vent our true feelings to. I think some people get assigned to our family without becoming family. Often the people I text first, the people I really trust, are not technically family.

 

Which ending do you like? Tell me in the comments.

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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

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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.

PAD Challenge Day 6

  Pizza and Tacos
we work because we like the same food
pizza and tacos
we don’t try to be fancy or something we’re not
pizza and tacos
you can buy expensive or dollar menu
pizza and tacos
but you’re still just a hick from Missouri
pizza and tacos
you can’t hide the accent even with a mouth full
pizza and tacos
you can get plain meats or this month’s special
pizza and tacos
you can have it extra spicy or medium or hot
pizza and tacos
or be crazy and get the dessert kind
pizza and tacos
eat what you love with who you love
pizza and tacos
yes it’s greasy and some make fun 
pizza and tacos
but we’re satisfied and full
pizza and tacos
  April 6, 2018

 

Today’s prompt was to make your title about food and then just write. This is a love story poem believe it or not. Notice that the category this goes in is called “My Love Poems” because mine are unlike most other’s! My husband and I are super picky eaters. We eat almost no vegetables because we don’t like the taste of most of them. But this makes us perfect for each other. What makes you and your spouse perfect for each other?

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PAD Challenge Day 5

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Finding A Man

I
found
a guy
who was smart
because I wanted
a partner for life, not just now.
Laughter and honesty are great
but one day talking
will be all
we
have.

 

Here is today’s poem. It is a Mirrored Fibonacci. I figured if I had to write a poem about intelligence, I would use a smart form of poetry!

I will be adding the definition of this poem form to my Definitions page soon, along with some others. Check back soon!

statue,gift from japan,summer,washington DC,by the river,husband and wife,

This is an old picture of us by a statue gifted to the USA from Japan.

PAD Challenge Day 4

  Case Study
my
guy
his mouth
sometimes wrong
but his hands always
soft when he reaches out to me
4-4-2018

 

This is the #aprpad poem for Day 4. Follow the hashtag and follow me across all of your social media sites to see great poetry.

As usual, I started beating myself up as I looked at some of the poems written this month by other poets. How can I be a poet that never writes love poems?? So I think on top of trying some new 5 and 6 line forms for National Poetry Writing Month, I will also try to write love poems. Leave me comments and tell me how you think I’m doing!

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Day 22 NaHaiWriMo 2018

the first time my son
didn’t want to go hiking
frost on new growth

 

Today’s prompt was “first frost” and I wanted to write about something getting nipped in the bud, as frost often kills things.

Posting every day is just not for me. So while I am able to write and post my haiku poems to the Facebook page, I will probably post every 2 days or so.

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You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook. You can find other haiku poets on those sites as well.

Day 21 NaHaiWriMo 2018

hot appetizers
the gossip just as hot
girl’s night out

 

Today’s prompt was “appetizers”. I usually do pretty good with food, but I had a hard time writing a haiku for this one. Have you been writing haiku for National Haiku Writing Month?

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You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook. You can find other haiku poets on those sites as well.

Day 8 NaHaiWriMo 2018

flashes of color
lots of people at Zumba
new flowers

 

Today’s prompt was “paintbox” and lots of people wrote about Autumn leaves so I went a different route. I am trying to honor important things and people in my poetry.

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. So please subscribe to and follow me and any other poets that you like and check the hashtag #NaHaiWriMo on Twitter and elsewhere.

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FF| How The West Was Built

Hey guys, I went a smidge over the 100-word limit but I couldn’t help myself. My writing has faltered and I’m trying to get myself back in the game. Comments are welcome on this piece! Just remember you shouldn’t type anything into a comment box that you wouldn’t say to someone’s face. Also, visit the other Friday Fictioneer Writers. They’re all pretty amazing.
cut up tree,hewn tree,stump,freshly cut wood,wood sawed,

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   Nineteen and already a widow. With no parents to guide her, she did her best for her siblings. The men would spend the first months building houses, barns, and the general store. The church could wait.
  It would get built because the women would insist on it. Men liked to take credit for building these United States, but it was women running the general stores, the inns, and even the brothels. The west was not a bunch of cowboys building towns inhabited by gunslingers.
  The neighbors asked Jael not to pull out, to not take the children into the wilderness. But she could see civilization coming over the prairie like calmness comes over a broke colt.

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.

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