Screaming Senryu

violets,5 o'clock flower,dual colored flower,di-colored flowers,purple and yellow flower,

screaming fax machine
she has a noble job but
tires of making copies

  July 18, 2016

 

Was it the fax machine screaming, or I? I forget.

This is your weekly haiku, I try to share originals every week. 

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Haiku Laid Bare

panda bear,zoo animal,asleep,

bare feet on the deck
business pants getting caught underfoot
end of the day
 

July 18, 2016

 

I will go ahead and share my work haiku and get it out of the way. It will be meaningful to someone, probably. I am a stay at home mom again, and I am enjoying it, so I feel disconnected from these poems now.

May is an extremely busy month for me every year, and as most of you know I usually throw up posts in a hurry and read your comments when I can. Just remember, I’m not going anywhere, I’m just busy.

PAD Challenge Day 13

grasshopper, metal bird, bird statue

 

birds search the mowed lawn for insects to eat
it’s easier to search when
someone does half the work

 
 
So I was looking through Robert Brewer’s list of forms for poets since he is the prompter for Poem A Day at Writer’s Digest. I found a couple different types of haiku and tanka. They aren’t called that, but basically, people took out some of the rules, or added the acceptable amount of syllables and renamed it. I had thought about trying all of them, but after 5+ years of trying to write haiku correctly, I don’t know if I can do it.
 

Today’s prompt was to write a poem about insects. Instead of choosing one, I just wrote about them generally. I also wrote a kimo which is an Israeli haiku. The poem focuses on one moment and does not have any rhyming. Haiku need to have fewer than 17 syllables, with the lines being short/long/short. The kimo is a descending poem with 10 syllables in the first line, 7 in the next, and then 6 in the last line. It was awkward writing it and that is how I know I don’t want to try the other forms.

Half a V of Geese

half a V of geese
half the day’s work done
deep in summer
  8-20-15

 

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,

  Work

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

  6-30-2016

 

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

  7-18-15

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.

 

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Couch Senryu

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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

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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