Poem A Day Challenge: April 4-6


My haiku experiments continue for the 2015 April Poem A Day Challenge (on Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest). Through my daily practice I’m finding that for every ten haikus I write, I end up with one worth posting. I’ve learned my process is about finding the rhythm that fits my mood and the images swirling in my mind. My days are always so busy and filled with movement, so I love how haiku gives me a chance to slow down and just be.

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April 4, 2015
Prompt: departure

gust of wind
sends wishes flying
dandelion seeds

fall’s last leaf
finally departs
winter’s barren tree

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April 5, 2015
Prompt: vegetable

radishes grow
when nothing
else will

sweet pea curls
grab onto
the stake

red tomatoes
full of holes
the birds win

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April 6, 2015
Prompt: things-not-as-they-appear

a stone on the shore
until it hops
lakeside toad

red maple leaf
caught in the green
of mid-June

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c.b.w. 2015