Half a V of Geese

half a V of geese
half the day’s work done
deep in summer


We are deep in summer. I’ve enjoyed mine, I hope that you have enjoyed yours. My family had some fun, and now we’re preparing to go back to school. School is fun and holds many adventures, but summer is better.

goose on a lake,goose resting,goose cleaning itself,canadian goose,


Day 10 NaHaiWriMo 2017

wiped out

end of the work week

dried up flowers

Today’s prompt was “wiped”.

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

Symanntha Renn

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!

9 Months through this year.

fog,early morning,trees,bushes,black and white photo,

In the 9th month of 2016, a childhood friend of mine died. She was the first of my Graduating Class to pass away. This is the year we are all turning 30. She was one of the people that went to school with me from kindergarten to 12th grade. I suppose I should be grateful it took this long for someone from our class to pass away, but it is still sad. It was very sudden and very sad. Life continues to knock me off of my feet in a new and horrible way every month.

My toe still really hurts but at least I can walk with regular shoes on now. I am still using the boot thing throughout the day at work. It protects me better. I am hoping that I will not have any pain by next week.

tall purple flame phlox

only flower seen at night

burn bright


This year has been hard in every aspect. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. At work, at home, at church. I have had road blocks and obstacles on every path, every day. I understand why God gave me the verse “He will not fear bad news;” as the verse to lean on this year. I have had to pray over that verse and say it out loud almost every day this year.

But I am still here and I am bound and determined to work hard for my family and do a good job at work. I am bound and determined to do a good job at church. I am bound and determined to be a good wife and a good mom. My 7-year-old son still wants to hold my hand when we walk into school so I guess I am doing a few things right.

A quote about Happening.

People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. -Leonardo Da Vinci

I really like this quote. I hope it inspires you to do something with your weekend.



Couch Senryu


towels on the floor
an explosion of color
I lay on the couch

Some days it is really hard to get off of the couch. Even when the chores are piling up. I did not look as fabulous as this Turkish gentleman when I wrote this poem. This painting hangs at the Nelson-Atkins Gallery.

Handling Life



I used to have a handle on life, but it broke. –Anonymous





I did not feel inspired by the photo prompt for Friday Fictioneers this week. It is probably me and not them. I am really tired. I also forgot to post a tanka for Tanka Tuesday. Next week will be the last tanka that I will post for a while so don’t miss it (as always, follow me with your email to get all of my poems). The month of March will be a CRAZY month for me at work, so you will not hear from me much. Please be understanding. I am in a transition period in my life. I don’t know what this summer will bring, and I dare not look as far forward as the Fall.

FF Story | Standing Tall

Friday Fictioneers is a group of bloggers that write 100-word stories after being inspired by a photo posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We are allowed to use the photo in our post and encouraged to leave each other comments. I always appreciate anyone who takes the time to leave me a comment. I write my story before I read any of the other writers creations. I wrote my story in 101 words this week.

yellow daffodil,one flower,planted flower,

PHOTO PROMPT © The Reclining Gentleman

  Standing Tall

She stood there determined to hold her head high.

They would not make her bow.

She had come so far. Long nights in a fast food kitchen that made her skin break out. Early mornings rushing to class with no make-up on, her hair barely combed. She would not be made to doubt herself. She had been beaten into a strong woman who knew not to blink when questioned.

She had not been embezzling and she would not take the rap for it.

She would stick to her story and when it was all over, she would take her boss’ place.

NaHaiWriMo Day 1 My Poem

anticipating the sting
having to touch the cabinet
work day in winter

Hey guys, I hope you remembered what starts today and I hope you are able 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 “zap”.

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, and I want to share my haiku with you every day this month. I may end up skipping writing a post on Saturdays and Sundays, and posting all three on Monday, but I will try to make a short post every day. Today’s is long because I like to explain things fully.

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 bloggers’ 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 any poets that you like and check the hashtag #NaHaiWriMo on Twitter and Facebook.
red cannas,blooming cannas,dwarf cannas

Work on Day 9 of #NaPoWriMo

pulled weeds this morning

a gardener’s work is never done

my flowers taller

So today’s poem took some work to write. That is appropriate because “work” was the theme. Leave me a Like if you know hard work is worth the results you get.
 tall flowers, flowerbed with tall flowers

A quote about writer’s block.

Being a real writer means being able to do the work on a bad day. -Norman Mailer


This quote is hard for me to wrap my brain around. I write most easily on bad days- hence my good days is when I find it difficult to write. When I am sad or disappointed, the words flow from my brain. When I am happy and peaceful, the words don’t really seem to come to me. If I am somewhere in the middle, I can look at photos or prompts and some line will come to me fairly quickly. But when I’m happy it is actually hard for me to write.

Don’t be bored, be inspired!

writing, journal, notebook

traveling the road to work
same hawk in the tree
is he bored by me


Are your readers bored with what you are writing? Are you bored with what you’ve been writing?

Change things up by doing a 30 day challenge like I did, or by participating in a writing challenge. If you search Twitter or WordPress you can find tons of writing challenges. There are challenges for bloggers, book writers, poets and even photographers. Then there are months like National Novel Writing Month and, my favorite, National Haiku Writing Month.

The shortest month of the year is also the month for the shortest form of poetry. I would highly encourage you get on Facebook and post with other writers this month as we do NaHaiWriMo. It is a lot of fun and you will be inspired. Last year I wrote a tanka one day instead of a haiku. You can only post your haiku on the NaHaiWriMo Page but the prompts will revive you if you need inspiration.

I will post the new haiku that I write this month on my Facebook Page and Twitter Timeline but not here on my blog. So make sure to follow my blog on Facebook and on Twitter to catch them!