sleep on a journey
then you will understand my poem
Yes. Travel, even local travel will reveal so much to you. PS this is a cellphone picture. The app has gotten better about letting me use pictures from my cell and then editing from the desktop.
in the middle of a field
with nothing to cling to
a skylark sings
What a neat visual. The birds have to trust their wings.
does the turtle
appreciate his view
art museum pond
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has a pond that surrounds most of the building, and when you look out of the glass, you can see turtles in the pond. During my recent visit, I wondered if the turtles ever spent any time looking in. They would get to look at some of the best art in America if they did. By the way, entry is free at this museum, and it is well worth the drive if you live anywhere close. (This is not a picture of that pond, but a picture that I had.)
it gives me an idea
for a poem
Basho took most of his inspiration from nature. I try to always use nature when writing a haiku, but I use nature in many of my poems, no matter what form they are. How often does nature show up in your poems?
wishing on clouds
in the shadow of a drought
After going through a drought of barely writing I am now pouring out poetry. I will try to schedule some to post throughout this month. Stay tuned! Follow me, there are multiple ways on multiple sites to keep up with me, just check my About Me page to find all of the links.
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.
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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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
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.