aches and pains
asking about grandma’s remedy
Today’s prompt was “hot-water bottle” and I didn’t know how many people would know that Tylenol comes from Willow bark so I wrote about herbs instead. I do not try to write in 5/7/5 some of my poems just come out at that number. I do try to always write short, long, short but the words come the way they come.
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washing fruits –
otter washes his clam
Today’s prompt was “the rub-a-dub of a washboard”. I figured everyone would write about laundry so I wrote about washing something else.
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pulling me closer to you
The prompt for day 14 of National Haiku Writing Month was “pulling taffy”.
It was my birthday so while I wrote poetry, I did not want to spend time making a post. I will be catching up on writing my other 2 posts today as well. I wanted to spend Valentine’s loving on my husband and son, and I did. I also managed to write a love poem which I almost never do! Check out my stories today on Instagram and Facebook to see some photos.
flashes of color
lots of people at Zumba
Today’s prompt was “paintbox” and lots of people wrote about Autumn leaves so I went a different route. I am trying to honor important things and people in my poetry.
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 blogger’s 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. So please subscribe to and follow me and any other poets that you like and check the hashtag #NaHaiWriMo on Twitter and elsewhere.
I will not be making long posts this month. I often dread NaHaiWriMo as February draws near because of all the work that goes into blogging as a haiku writer. This year I was excited for it. I think I am going to keep my posts simple so I can enjoy the month. I will not write much of an explanation, and I will use the same image for my poem of the day for the whole month. If you’re a new follower or new to the haiku world, search old posts about National Haiku Writing Month by using my search bar, or click the tag at the top of this post. I am also helping my mom get through Chemo treatments so my posts must be short and sweet. Here is today’s poem fresh from the cocoon:
taco tastes just right
my husband smacks his lips
the pride satisfied
The prompt was “biting into a taco”.
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If you like haiku and want to learn more, then go to my What is Haiku? page. Also, stop by the Facebook page where most of us poets meet to get a prompt and share our work.
birds from the Graphics Fairy
I grasp at warm air
unable to hold it
gray bird wings
This was written for a #haikuchallenge prompt on Twitter. It is easier to post every day of the week when I don’t try to add a story or thought to my posts. Leave me a comment and tell me if you like blogs that add stories to their poems, or if you like it when just the poem is posted. All of the statistics say that our posts should be over 500 words long and have at least 1 image if not 3. As a reader, what are your thoughts?
colorful leaves taken by
a cold winter wind
I wrote this at the beginning of the year for a #MSpoetry prompt on Twitter.
rabbit hides in the
shadow of the sapling
he looks silly
then I remember I said
I’d be grateful for small things
So I said I’d share haiku, and this is a tanka. Oops. At least I am going to share every day this week. I managed to get my posts scheduled. I used to do Tanka Tuesdays because for a while I was churning them out. I also wrote and shared over a year’s worth of small stones poetry which is basically micropoetry. Click the bolded words to find more of my work. Remeber to hit Like when you like what you read!
There’s no rabbit in the picture if you’re looking! I didn’t get a picture of him, so this will have to do.
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.
he floats closer
man of war seeking love
with a kiss that stings
I wrote this on May 28th, 2014 which was my son’s birthday. We took him to SeaLife for the first time and he loved it. It is one of the rare times I was able to write poetry on a happy day. Although, of course, the poem is not exactly a happy one. It was inspired by one of the most poisonous jellyfish known to man. (I don’t think those are the kind that are in the exhibit behind him.)
people act like animals
but pretend they’re better
Yesterday’s prompt was “human nature.” How do you think I did?
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