Haiku up the Mountain

the mountain I thought
I could never climb up
my old pair of jeans fit
  1-13-2018

 

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.

dusk,sun setting,pink sky,orange sky, cloudy sunset,

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Day 27 NaHaiWriMo 2018

power outage
eating ice cream outside
after the storm

 

Today’s prompt was “rainbow jello” so another food prompt. Storms are hard, but when the rain stops and the sun finally breaks through, you get to see the beauty of things again.

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Day 24 NaHaiWriMo 2018

aches and pains
asking about grandma’s remedy
herb garden

 

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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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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Timing is Everything

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leaves twirl down

like

 a

 dancer

    from

  a trapeze

act

timing is everything

  9-10-17
Yep, you guessed it! This poem was inspired by the account and hashtag #ShapePoetry on Twitter. There are some great poetry accounts and great poets on Twitter. There are also poets who encourage other poets. Check it out. It’s a great community. I go missing for months and they are still so supportive when I show back up.

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.

In June

moon glow,full moon, moon in tree,

full moon in June
hidden behind the trees
afraid to be happy
  6-1-15

 

Hey guys. I’m still here. It’s been a year of crazy up and downs. How’s your year going?

 

Flooding Haiku

honeysuckle,white honey suckle,flowers by the river,

graduation and birthday parties to plan –
the creeks flood

 May 2015

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.

Love Exemplified

the dog nurses
a pup that is not hers
love exemplified

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.

rose blooming,rose bud unfolding,red rose bloom,

Green Smeared Haiku

boy holding mulch

earth-stained hands
green smeared into swirls
does this make me one with the earth

  5-6-2015

 

 

Fat Tanka

honey bee,bees,purple sage flowers,missouri flowers,

Spirit Animal

symbols of change
butterfly and dragonfly
are popular ones
I defied the odds like the
fat little bumblebee

June 30, 2016

 

Did you know that the bumblebee should be incapable of flying? Scientists don’t know how they do it.

I have gained weight in the last two years, and I have not lost it. But I have had good changes in my life too. I am surviving. It may not be pretty, but I am surviving in this world. 

Day 28 NaHaiWriMo 2017

we say the flowers

are budding out too early

mother nature sighs

 
 

Today’s prompt was “nature” again. So I tried to write a haiku that was a comment on how climate change is making spring come sooner. What we call “too early” may be the new normal because of global warming.
Anyhow, this is my last poem for National Haiku Writing Month 2017. Be sure to check out the others and leave me a comment on your favorite haiku.

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Symanntha Renn

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