red sun, black moon
sun gazing for the first time
8- 21- 2017
I started writing again the day of the Full Solar Eclipse. I started writing poetry, but I have had trouble typing up blog posts. Side note, there are people out there who are “sun gazers” who stare at the sun. Don’t do that. But do leave me a like and a comment!
crawling to the edge
like a squirrel about to jump
trusting thin branches
This was written in response to a #haikuchallenge found on Twitter.
Squirrel nests high in the trees.
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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trying to beat the squirrels
to the fruit this spring
Today’s prompt was “cherry blossom” and I was thinking about when my mom had a cherry tree. She always tried to get enough cherries for one pie. But it was hard because she had a lot of squirrels and they would eat the cherries as soon as they turned ripe.
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stretch marks like bark on a tree trunk – the way nature shows maturity
I wrote this haiku for a #soulwords prompt on 7-1-2015.
not wanting to be
judged in the harsh light of day
closed moonflower bloom
Some days you just want to curl up into a ball and ignore the fact that it is day.
alcohol draws people in
bug zapper sparks
I am really happy with this haiku. Haiku are supposed to have juxtaposition and I think I did a good job of that in this one.
mist softens the earth
the earth lets grass spring up
recognizing the season
Recognize the season that you’re in, then embrace it.
sturdy stalk of the
hollyhock holds red blossoms
I straighten my spine
It’s going to be a long week. But I will get through it. Just like I have gotten through other hard weeks.
leaves shaken from trees
leaves blown from flowerbed
now the wind is still
In the stillness you can hear so much. I hope you get a moment of stillness this week. I hope you take a moment to be still today and hear what there is to hear.
the bird decays further
’til he is only feathers
I started dating my poems halfway through last year. I wish I had always dated them. I don’t know why I thought it was a good idea to leave the dates off. My attitude towards writing and poetry has changed a little bit in the past decade. I wonder what I will be like, or what style I will use a decade from now?
the art of zazen
I would like to try it
once my kid is in bed
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, in hopes that you will pay to make them appear. So please subscribe to and follow me and any other poets that you like and check the hashtag #NaHaiWriMo on Twitter and Facebook.
I hope you remembered to write your own haiku poem for the first day of National Haiku Writing Month. If you are unsure of the rules/definition/form of haiku then please go to my What is Haiku? page. Feel free to direct any friends there who may be unsure of what is happening in the poetry community this month.
Also tell them to check out the Facebook page where most of us meet to get a prompt and share our work. Today’s prompt is “zazen”.
To make this easier on myself, I think I will use 1 image for this week, and then I will pick a different image to use for all of my posts next week. If I am going to share my poetry with you every day, I will have to streamline things.