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
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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.
I have decided that since I have written so many tanka, it might be fun to do Tanka Tuesday for a while. I will post them in chronological order, skipping the tanka that I have already posted. Leave me some Likes and comments if you like this kind of poetry.
you can find me
where the wind blows the long grass
where the cicadas buzz
you can find me in the land
of maples and marigolds
in the side yard
a very round white cloud
that was just the moon
Have you had a moment lately where you had to look twice?