Poem A Day Challenge: April 16-17

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The 2015 April Poem A Day Challenge continues with two days of incredibly tough prompts (at least they were for a haiku poet!). I did my best and here’s what I came up with to meet the challenge:

April 16, 2015
Prompt: science

I.
pushed by the moon
shimmering waves
rise on the shore

II.
trees are more
constant than screens
that light up

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April 17, 2015
Prompt: swing

I.
after it rains
beads of water gleam
on the porch swing

II.
for a moment
I fly
on the old tree swing

III.
sycamore seeds swing
on summer branches
early morning rain

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c.b.w. 2015

Poem A Day Challenge: April 13-15

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Tired of poetry, yet? I hope not! Here are my latest for the 2015 April Poem A Day Challenge:

April 13, 2015
Prompt: confession

I.
Venus in the sky
your arm around my waist
a crescent moon hangs

II.
there are no stars
when you say you love me
cloudy midnight sky

III.
stars fade to dawn
your confessions break me
morning sun rises

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April 14, 2015
Prompt: honest/dishonest

I. True
cool spring day
purple mountains
cut through the sky

II. Mirage
summer heat
bends the air
mountains flicker

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April 15, 2015
Prompt: adjective (choose one and make it the title)

I. Pale
the air turns pale
as light dwindles
fading sunset

II. Windy
evening gales
push through the pines
with whistling speed

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c.b.w.

Poem A Day Challenge: April 10-12

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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 ____.

I.
how we find
a hidden road
bent maple branch

II.
bud to green
red to brown
how life goes

III.
one at a time
meeting the shore
how waves crash

IV.
the sun sinks
into itself
how night begins

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April 11, 2015
Prompt: seasonal

I.
monsoon wind
answers the
cicada’s call

II.
lily-of-the-valley
blooms the morning
before spring

III.
first red leaf
on the branch
of a sapling

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April 12, 2015
Prompt: damage

I.
along the deer path
broken stems
wilted petals

II.
too much rain
swells the seed
nothing grows

III.
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