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.

scribbles in a notebook,poetry notebook,writing,blogging,haiku,writer,poet,

Symanntha Renn

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Planted Haiku

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planted flowers
phlox grow across the bed
isolation orders ignored

5-6-2015

 

Haiku Spills Over

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moss spills over
the edge of the container
not really contained

I wrote this for a #HaikuChallenge on twitter. I have not been able to participate in the challenges in a long time. I do miss that. One of these days life will calm down and I’ll get a rhythm going and I’ll try the challenges again. It won’t be this week. This week is going to be terrible.

Just As Annoying

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the native grasses
just as annoying as
an invasive weed

 
 
I have heard a lot of people whine about invasive species, but some of the local species as just as hard to contend with. Especially when you’re stressed, and pressed for time, and barely have time to weed your beds.

Blue Bird Haiku

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two blue birds
sing from the green bushes
my hand empty

5-6-2015

I like it when I can take a proverb or well-known story and write about it in a different way. I am doing better with staying positive, but it is still an attitude/mindset that is hard to master.

Strong Winter Tea

winter is here,snow on the deck,snowfall,
brewed with lemons
no sugar nor milk
strong winter tea

To see how winter factors into my haiku as a kigo go here. Kigo means a body of recognized season words developed in Japan that became a standard part of the haiku form. Although the term “kigo” was coined as late as 1908, representation of and reference to the seasons has long been important in Japanese culture and poetry. To see what other haiku words mean go to my What is Haiku? page and scroll to the bottom.