Monthly Archives: July 2019

“flowers”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1711 Flowers (modern kigo) “Today I have chosen a modern kigo from Jane Reichhold’s “A Dictionary of Haiku”, from the section Summer, subsection plants … today our theme is flowers. I have a nice haiku for … Continue reading

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Encouragement

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July 29:  In Tribute “to someone who meant a great deal to your development, personal or poetic. OR a tribute to someone famous.” You can do it, he said, when I was 41 and working … Continue reading

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beach party

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1710 Beach Party “This has in a way to do with our theme for today. Today I have chosen “Beach Party” as our prompt and there were and will be a lot of beach parties the … Continue reading

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“you look older”

Written for:  The Twiglets #137 – “you look older” You look older than my Uncle Ted and he’s dead. Who says you look older? Oh, the mirror. As a teen she colored her hair to look older. As an adult … Continue reading

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From Passenger Seat

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #84  (posted by Mish) – Freckles “I’ve been keeping an eye on my freckles. Yes, that’s what I said. My job takes me outside with little shade for two or three hours per … Continue reading

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We’re All Friends Here

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July 27:  Sage Advice “We’ve all heard of words to live by. Either a profound quote, or a motivating article. Maybe a parent or grandparent has given you good advice once. What was that advice … Continue reading

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“shadow”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1709 – Shadow (Crossroads-Troiku).  Create a “fusion-haiku”, and a troiku from that. “Here are the two haiku to work with: blue autumn skies folded into mountains purple shadow © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) such a hot day … Continue reading

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mid-summer rain

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1708 mid-summer rain, (classical kigo) “Midsummer rain (samidare). The Japanese says ‘Fifth Month rain’, based on the lunar calendar. Rather than translate ‘Fifth Month’ as May, since the Gregorian month is really June, we use the … Continue reading

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Shifting Course

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #414 Words:  clouds, shy, light, but, fertile, pass, burn, shift, branch, blocks, course, rooted This poem is a shift in course. Shy, light clouds pass by, blocking a burning sun. This poem wonder-worries about … Continue reading

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Bird Girl

Written for:  Sunday Muse #66 I can make myself look like you. A bird doesn’t wear shoes, so I took mine off. Picked my thinnest dress to wear so I will not be too heavy. I do not enjoy being … Continue reading

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