When Planting Basho


when planting one
handle it like a baby
wild cherry tree


I think I will start making these posts on Thursdays super short – as in just the poem and a picture. I really want to share Basho with you, and I want to post twice a week, but life never slows down when you are a parent so my posts will have to be short.

baby sucking bottle


Jet Trails in the Sky

my photo,fluffy clouds,picture from a plane,

Taken out of a plane window.

jet trails in the sky
my son only knows one speed
doers are never still
I wrote this for a #microprompt on Twitter. I am going to classify it as a haiku since it mentions the sky.
My son’s birthday is today. He is definitely an active child, has been since he was in the womb. I remember at one appointment, the doctor was having trouble finding his heartbeat. I asked her if something was wrong, and she said “No. He’s running from me, I can feel him turning. Let’s wait for him to calm down and I’ll try again.” So we just talked quietly and she suddenly stuck the machine to my stomach and got a reading on his heartbeat before he could move again.
He is mischievous but kind. He knows how to mind and be respectful of others. I truly do have a wonderful child.
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PAD Challenge Day 19

  Loose Thread


don’t pull that
leave it be
it is fine


pulling on
loose threads will
reveal all


and we are
without flaws
stop pulling


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photo curtesy of Poets.org

So I fell behind and catching up is going to be hard, but I am going to try. After I eat some lunch I will try to post my other poems. Sorry I missed posting a haiku yesterday – I did post a tanka today. Go to the Home page, or the Tanka category to see it.

I’m learning how to use it

  Not Afraid
I’ve stopped being
afraid of my shadow
I’m learning how to use it
When to darken a room
bring a day to an end
When to pull back
and let the sun shine



This was written for a prompt #37 put up by #focusedverse on Twitter.


Timing is Everything



leaves twirl down





  a trapeze


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.

Flames Unleashed

lit candle,burning vanilla candle,burning wick,candle in the dark,burning away,

  Flames Unleashed

the taste of ashes

does not quickly fade

it coats your nose

clouds the senses

burning bridges

casts you in an awful light



This poem was inspired by #sensewrds prompt 310 on Twitter. I often tweet out my new poems before I get a chance to put them in a blog post. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see my latest poems and pictures.

Haiku Thorns

hawthorn tree,thorns on tree,tree branch,hawthrone tree budding out,

paper cuts at desk
or pricks from thorn bushes
in life you get cut



No matter where you are, where you work or live, you will face pain of some sort.


In June

moon glow,full moon, moon in tree,

full moon in June
hidden behind the trees
afraid to be happy


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


2014 Senryu


a new me
my sunburn has peeled
July 2014


The picture above was taken in 2014. It is hard to find pictures of me by myself so here is one of me and my husband.

I don’t know why I haven’t shared all of my 2014 haiku with you guys, but I haven’t. I tried to go back through my old haiku in April, which is National Poetry Month and share all of the haiku that I had been too scared to share. Some of it I hadn’t shared because I was waiting for a good post, or a cute story to go with it and it never came so I shared without words. Leave me a comment and tell me if you prefer posts with just the poems and no words.

Not All That Glitters

icicles,iced over wood,

  Not All That Glitters

the ground sparkles

as if fairies visited

in the night

that glitter is not gold, but ice

you will take a fall

if you do not look closely


I wrote this on January 15, 2017, for prompt 169 from #poemtheme on Twitter. This will be my last post for National Poetry Month as I am not feeling well. It’s been a tough week but I have prevailed and life goes on.

Party Haiku

the bee navigates
through the many flowers
which party to attend



Remember to plant flowers that bees like to eat!


Day 24 NaHaiWriMo 2017

flower bud

the frost kills it

hope delayed

Today’s prompt was “in short” and we were supposed to write a minimal haiku. I can do sad well, so I did a short haiku about being sad. My hormones are messed up right now and the dreary days make me sad.

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Symanntha Renn