Summer Rain – Basho on Thursday

So as I said, I want to share more haiku with you guys. To see more on how this will go check out the Announcement I made last week. If you would like to know more about Basho and his life I would suggest buying the book that I am taking these out of, it is BASHO The Complete Haiku translated and annotated by Jane Reichhold.

When I decided to start posting Basho on Thursday I had not decided to do the April PAD Challenge, but I am also doing that. Search “PAD Challenge” in the search bar to find new poetry written by me.

Here is my second favorite Basho Poem.

in summer rain
would you be happy with
the moon’s face

half of a full moon,moon behind tree,moonlight


Summer Night Haiku

moon slowly enters
giving our family
a long summer night


Are you enjoying the summer nights with your family?

heart shaped moon,blurred photo,nighttime photography,night time shoot,full moon,

The moon blurred into a heart when I took the photo.

New Summer Old Goals

exquisite night for

a walk through the neighborhood

new summer old goals



I wrote this for #haikuchallenge on Twitter. I wrote it in Spring, but I am posting it on the first day of Summer. Do you have any old or new goals for the summer?


Day 18

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

Symanntha Renn

ducks floating on top

of the pond above the mud

I must learn how


Today’s prompt is “nature” but we had to write about a season that we are not in. I wrote about summer.

You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow me by email when you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post and click follow.

Work Tanka

bug on leaf,grey bug, gray instect,flying bug,


looking through files
handwriting of those now gone
my name on the cards
summer bugs start to sing
the seasons have changed



Now that Christmas is past and things are calming down at work, I should have more time and be able to write and post more poetry. What kinds of poetry do you like?

Also, don’t forget it’s International Blog Delurking Week! Comments are a must!

Neon Pink Haiku

hot pink clouds,purple cloud,sunset,

summer night outside
neon pink sky in the west
I wonder where my brush is


Sometimes nature inspires me and I want to imitate it. Sometimes I just sit back and enjoy it. Does nature inspire you? How?

The Songs of Summer Chide Me

summer flowers,summertime,

Back Pain

the songs of summer
float through the crack in the door
they chide me for
laying on the couch they don’t
understand how much I hurt



This poem was inspired on Twitter by a #MSPoetry micropoetry prompt.

What would you like to see next? Leave me a comment.

August in Newton County

bloom of foget me not flower,blue star flower,

August in Newton County
Forget-me-not plant seeking shade
the sun is too harsh
looking to see if
the sun has scorched my flower
summer afternoons

I have a lot of haiku that I have not shared with you, and I wanted to share my haiku about August while it was still August, so I gave you two poems to read today. These were written about a year apart.
If you use Bloglovin’ please follow me on there too!

My first small stone poem of 2015.

evening clouds,


I folded my feelings
and tucked them away
with the summer clothes
you don’t need storms
you prefer a quiet cabin
in which to plan our life

We are now into the small stone poetry that I began writing in 2015. Everything I have been sharing in the last 2 months was written in 2014. This one is from early in January, it was written for a Written River prompt and was first posted on Twitter to that hashtag.
If you use Bloglovin’ please follow me on there too!
They are having a contest during the month of August. The top three bloggers who gain the most new followers during the month, will be featured on both the Bloglovin’ site and blog! Please help me out by following me on their site.

Summer Haiku

whisp of cloud,cloud against sun,sunlight,summer sun,
the clouds
let some light in Tuesday
because it was summer

I wrote this over a year ago and forgot to share it. It is the same with Saturday’s post. Click here to see it, if you missed it while you celebrated Independence Day.

3 things that grow in the summer.

rays from summer sun
hollyhocks grow long and tall
so does my son

G jumping


Thanks to @baffled on Twitter for prompting me to write this. You can find their prompts under #HaikuChallenge.

Faded Senryu

two pumpkins

faded memories
I fold my faded jeans
summer is over


What things in your life let you know that the seasons are changing?