Take Off

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I.
blue jays launch
wings outstretched
cloudless sky

II.
a cricket leaps
floor to window
dodging the cat

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III.
a day free
to watch the sunrise
and just breathe

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Image: Sleeping Cat – Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 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 27 prompt: take off

 

Love and Not

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I.
sparrows liven
the morning with
lovely chirps

II.
the sky darkens
birds fall silent
no love for night

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Image: Sparrows on Bamboo Tree – Ohara Koson, WikiArt.org

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 26 prompt: love/anti-love

Exercise

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I. morning exercise

rising early
a walk in the woods
soaring with birds

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II. exercise in patience

seedlings sprout
patiently waiting
for peas

III. exercise in self-control

one last cookie
trying hard
to leave it for you

IV. exercise in futility

the garden grows
clear of weeds
until tomorrow

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Image: Wood Lane – Claude Monet, WikiArt.org. I’ve never seen this piece before and I just love it!

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 25 prompt: exercise

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

Standard

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.