Echo

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I.
midnight
one loon’s call
sounds like three

II.
rain taps the
window a ticking
clock answers

III.
the same call
back and forth
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IV.
rustling leaves
tree to tree
traveling song

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Image: Vincent Van Gogh, Olive Trees (1889), 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 25 Prompt: echo

Waiting For…

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I.
last light of day
waiting to see
the first star

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II.
pale white moon
hangs in a blue sky
waiting for night

III.

he’ll call the sun moves he’ll call

IV.
first light
stars fade until
the last spark

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Image: Eugene Boudin, The Honfleur Lighthouse, WikiArt.org

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 22 Prompt: Waiting for …

Strange

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I.
one maple leaf
won’t let go
even through snow

II.
butterfly wings
still flutter
even in death

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III.
a stone garden
grows more than
fickle green

IV.
left-handed
a world away
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Image: Salvador Dali, Ship With Butterfly Sails (?), I found this image floating around Pinterest, but have yet to find a reliable source link, nor confirmation on the title of the work. If you know, please share!

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 21 Prompt: strange

From The List…

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I.
clear blue lagoon
opens the eye
of the moon bridge

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II.
horrendous wind
the robin’s nest
wobbles and falls

III.
raspberry patch
plundered the bears
got here first

IV.
doors slam
as night falls
neither side relents

V.
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.

Thing

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I.
garden pots
empty and stacked
covered in snow

II.
oars drop boats
pause to watch
the sunrise

III.
forgotten steps
ballet shoes
gather dust

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IV.
the rake leans
against the house
oak leaves scatter

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Image: Edgar Degas, Four DancersWikipedia 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 19 Prompt: thing