Lost & Found

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I.
leaves fall
only to return
fresh and green

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II.
lost to grief
the seasons change
finding peace

III.
a mapped trail
lost to wrong turns
aimless morning walk

 

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Image: Spring, Gray Weather, Eragny – Camille Pissarro, WikiArt.org

Words: haiku, senryu, c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 24 prompt: something lost and regained.

Shoes

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I.
snow boots
packed in boxes
tulips bloom

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II.
red converse sneakers
splashing through puddles
like a kid

 

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Image: Three Pots of Tulips – Claude Monet, WikiArt.org

Words: haiku, senryu, c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 23 prompt: footwear.

Stars

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I.

a city sky
never goes dark
the stars hide

II.

pinching stars
to put in my pocket
summer breeze

 

 

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Image: Starry Night Over the Rhone – Vincent Van Gogh, Wikipedia Commons

Words: haiku, senryu, c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 22 prompt: star (blank).

In Response

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April 21 was Poem in Your Pocket Day, so the poems in today’s post are written in response to another poem. I chose three of my favorite haikus from the anthology Haiku in English Ed. by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, and Allan Burns.

By Gary Hotham

coffee
in a paper cup —
a long way from home

My response:

red eye flight
last at the gate
my coffee is cold

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By Marcus Larsson

autumn colours
we let mother lie
about our childhood

My Response:

summer wind
we get into mischief
and point fingers

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By George Dorsey

low tide
people seem
more honest

My Response:

new moon
I can’t find
the truth

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Image: Spell. New Moon – Nicholas Roerich, WikiArt.org

Words: Haiku by authors cited and c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 21 prompt: response to another poem

Unsaid

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I.
my new recipe
worse than bad
you ate every bite

II.
twenty years married
there’s not much to say
we still know

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III.
clad in black
mourners leave roses
silent widow

IV.
the day dies down
birds circle the feeder
in silence

 

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Image: The Kiss – Gustav Klimt, WikiArt.org

Words: senryu, haiku, c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 20 prompt: what goes unsaid