Delayed Sharing

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Every Wednesday I wait for two things: 1. the new episode of Arrow (I LOVE this show). 2. The new poetry prompt on Poetic Asides (via Writer’s Digest).

As soon as Arrow is over, I sit down with my poetry journal and consider the day’s poetry prompt. Sometimes I’m able to punch out a trio of haikus in fifteen minutes, but then there’s those weeks where it’ll take me a few days to figure out just one haiku. I love the challenge no matter how long it takes my muse to find the words.

Recently, I wrote about completing A Year of Haiku. Aside from sheer love of the craft and prompts from National Haiku Writing Month, I credit the prompts on Poetic Asides with helping me complete my haiku project. After all, my initial inspiration for a year of haiku came from prepping for last year’s November Poem A Day Challenge. At the conclusion of the challenge, I opted to continue visiting the site for weekly prompts as another source of inspiration. From there the goal of writing and submitting poetry for each week’s prompt was born.

I’ve kept up with the weekly goal without fail. However, I realized I’ve rarely shared the poetry I write for Poetic Asides outside of the comment section on the site. I’m not really sure why that is, but I think its time for that to change!

Here’s a sampling of the haikus I’ve written for recent prompts.

September 16, 2015
Prompt: hesitation

I.
fear of frost
stalls the garden
far too long

II.
our last words
at best unkind
I almost called

September 23, 2015
Prompt: spectacular

I.
yellow birch
gleaming gold
fall’s first day

II.
stones sparkle
a million
white moons

October 7, 2015
Prompt: spooky

I.
crows spike
midnight branches
full moon

II.
loons call nonstop
and then suddenly
— silence

III.

spiders crawl
where moonlight
does not shine

October 14, 2015
Prompt: watching the world go by

I.
sparrows fly
branch to feeder
seeds scatter

II.
passing cars
clip a pothole
birds scatter

III.
blue sky
turns to gold
clouds scatter

In the coming weeks, I’m hoping to make it habit of posting what I write for Wednesday Poetry Prompts as it occurs rather than in one big clump. Hope you’re in the mood for poetry!

What would you write for these prompts?

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c.b.w. 2015

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