excuse number five
because I never stop hoping
watering dead flowers
I hope you are enjoying this week of haiku. Leave me a comment if you are!
plants man animals
united in death
Here is a poem I wrote a long time ago, back before I had learned the rules of haiku. I could never decide if this was a good haiku or even a good poem. If you were to look at the top of some of my posts, you will see that some poems are in both categories, haiku and senryu. This is another poem that I will post to both.
It’s not funny and senryu are supposed to be a bit humorous or at least poke fun at something. What do you think?
the mountain I thought
I could never climb up
my old pair of jeans fit
I wrote this poem at the beginning of the year for an #inkMine prompt. I have lost 22 pounds on the Ketogenic Diet. I am going off of it for the summer. I will go back on it when I send the boys off to school in August because I am not down to the weight where I want to be, but I am in shape and healthier than I have been in 3+ years.
aches and pains
asking about grandma’s remedy
Today’s prompt was “hot-water bottle” and I didn’t know how many people would know that Tylenol comes from Willow bark so I wrote about herbs instead. I do not try to write in 5/7/5 some of my poems just come out at that number. I do try to always write short, long, short but the words come the way they come.
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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.
leaves twirl down
timing is everything
crawling to the edge
like a squirrel about to jump
trusting thin branches
This was written in response to a #haikuchallenge found on Twitter.
full moon in June
hidden behind the trees
afraid to be happy
Hey guys. I’m still here. It’s been a year of crazy up and downs. How’s your year going?
graduation and birthday parties to plan –
the creeks flood
I wrote this for #Haikuchallenge on Twitter. I have been trying to write 1 line haiku, but it is really hard to write one that looks right.
the dog nurses
a pup that is not hers
February 14, 2017
I wrote this during National Haiku Writing Month, but didn’t feel like sharing it on Valentine’s Day. There are many different kinds of love.