From The List…


clear blue lagoon
opens the eye
of the moon bridge


horrendous wind
the robin’s nest
wobbles and falls

raspberry patch
plundered the bears
got here first

doors slam
as night falls
neither side relents

black acorn
capless and cracked
autumn artifact


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Image: Claude Monet, Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, Wikipedia Commons

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2015

Part of the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) for the November 20 Prompt: Write a poem using at least three of the following six words: relent, horrendous, artifact, lagoon, wobble, and plunder. Extra credit if you use all six.

I broke up the list, but I used all six. The prompt words totaled 14 syllables, which completely freaks out a haiku poet who likes to keep her haikus around 12 syllables or less.