Poem A Day Challenge: April 10-12


I’m always amazed at how quickly the 2015 April Poem A Day Challenge goes. I can’t believe we’re almost at the halfway point!

As if things weren’t already interesting, one of my favorite haiku poets is judging the April 11 prompt. I’m not going to lie – I am nervous! I think I wrote 20 haikus before settling on the few that I posted.

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April 10, 2015
Prompt: How ____.

how we find
a hidden road
bent maple branch

bud to green
red to brown
how life goes

one at a time
meeting the shore
how waves crash

the sun sinks
into itself
how night begins

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April 11, 2015
Prompt: seasonal

monsoon wind
answers the
cicada’s call

blooms the morning
before spring

first red leaf
on the branch
of a sapling

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April 12, 2015
Prompt: damage

along the deer path
broken stems
wilted petals

too much rain
swells the seed
nothing grows

broken clouds
allow for flecks
of vivid blue

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How goes your poeming during National Poetry Month?

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c.b.w. 2015


7 thoughts on “Poem A Day Challenge: April 10-12

  1. What a wealth of haiku, cb!! Truly amazing the way you can present such a complete thought in brevity. I admire this collection. Good luck on day 11…I believe your work is a huge contender…always but especially on a day that focuses on haiku!! Yay…so exciting! 🙂


  2. michael

    c.b.w. = hey, I think they have legal medication(s) (with the emphasis on the plural aspect … hint..hint…) that can help a little.. other than that.. your writings indicate you are getting it done!!!


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