End

Standard

I.
the first cold wind
spots of red maple
a season ends

II.
falling rain
each drop finds
its end — splash

III.
spring’s fresh green
reaches every tree
but one

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Image: Bare Trees – Paul Gauguin, 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 30 prompt: dead end

Haphazard

Standard

I.
flitting about
no plan in place
dragonflies and bees

II.
rain caught
in shifting gales
scatters in moonlight

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Image: Seascape Study with Rain Cloud – John Constable, 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 29 prompt: haphazard

Important But Not

Standard

I.
spring’s warm touch
a long to-do list
doesn’t matter

II.
without their graceful
fall winter might
miss its cue

autumn-l

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Image: Autumn Leaves – Georgia O’Keefe, Green Museum

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 28 prompt: important (blank)

Take Off

Standard

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

Standard

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