30 Haikus in 30 Days: 29-30

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What a month it has been! The 2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge (via Poetic Asides) is officially over, but now a new challenge begins. The end-of-challenge competition involves whittling a collection of 30 poems down to 20 and organizing them into a chapbook.

My initial goal of completing 30 Haikus in 30 Days turned out to be easier than I anticipated – my muse was very inspired throughout November, (thank goodness!). When it was all said and done, I ended up with 45 haikus. Perhaps, the bigger challenge will be choosing only 20 to be part of the chapbook!

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November 29, 2014
Prompt: Do it agin

I.

As the waves arrive
water meets the shore in a crash
again and again

II.

See Sunday Abroad, Bells

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November 30, 2014
Prompt: Inevitable

I.

Leaves change green to brow
pinecones drop from the branches
so it is to be

Life begins again
where autumn left its tidings
so it is to be

II.

First snowflakes fly
the lake falls silent

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c.b.w. 2014

Bells

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Once a year, we meet
to the chime of lupine bells
promise to return

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Photo: Lupine in Hyde Park, London, c.b.w. 2011
Words: c.b.w. 2014

Special Note: This poem is part of the 2014 November  PAD Chapbook Challenge (via Poetic Asides) for the prompt: Do it again.

30 Haikus in 30 Days: 25-28

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The 2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge (via Poetic Asides) is almost over! In many ways, I’m sad to see it pass so quickly, but I’m also looking forward to piecing together my chapbook entry for the end-of-challenge competition.

Here are my latest entries:

November 25, 2015
Prompt: Two for Tuesday – 1. Love 2. Anti-love

I. Love

Kisses from the sun
caress the pond; sparkling gold
affectionate gleam

II. Anti-Love

Black fog sweeps the sky
the moon and stars will not speak
a lover’s quarrel

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November 26, 2014
Prompt: Same

Petals tucked inside
daylilies bloom, smile, and fade
all in the same day

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November 27, 2014
Prompt: Appreciative

Trust in the sapling
to appreciate the rain
with arms wide open

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November 28, 2014
Prompt: Take the phrase “(blank) News,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem.

News Flies

Lilacs share the news
with jasmine vines, on the route
the bumble bee flies

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c.b.w. 2014

Parched

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Gray clouds, rain teases
thirsty ground begs for a drink
I’ll be waiting still

 

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Photo: Watson Lake Landscape, Prescott, AZ, c.b.w. 2013
Words: c.b.w. 2014

Special Note: This poem is part of the 2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge (via Poetic Asides) for the Prompt: I’ll be ___

30 Haikus in 30 Days: 22-24

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I can’t believe there’s only a little less than a week left in the 2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest). As always, it goes much too fast.

A few days ago, I counted my haikus for the month and found I have indeed reached my goal of 30 Haikus in 30 Days!  My overzealous muse often felt the need to write more than one poem for each prompt. Cue the happy dance!

Here are my latest entries …

November 22, 2014
Prompt: Release

I.
See Sunday Abroad: Blossom

II.
Barren plain of ice
melts with the warm touch of spring
water’s sweet release

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November 23, 2014
Prompt: Alone

I.
Yellow cactus bloom
overdressed in bright color
alone in the sand

II.
Far in the thicket
a lonely path weaves between
sunbeams and shadows

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November 24, 2014
Prompt: Take the phrase “I’ll Be (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

I’ll Be Fluttering

Dandelion seed
on whimsical gusts of wind
I’ll be fluttering

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c.b.w. 2014