Friday, August 11, 2017

Haiku #12





summer warriors
eating to bring about change
chomp munch working crunch 


Last weekend I was feeling filled with angst and stepped outside at a local park for a change of scenery and steps.  I started to stop and look at the milkweed plants and caught this video.  Amazing creatures at work and just what I needed.  Time and space to discover something new.  When I watched the video, I knew there was a haiku to be born.  This is my 12th haiku of the summer.  My plan was to try some poetry writing this summer and I did it!  I didn't know I was going to write 12 or enjoy gathering ideas and images for writing so much.  School starts Monday for me and I'm not sure if this will continue or not.  As I'm typing, I'm wondering if there's a different format to play around with for a bit of time.  I do worry the busy of teaching will put my poetry writing to rest.  Thank you for your support and following along on my journey, I've appreciate all the comments and suggestions.

This week Poetry Friday is being hosted by Margaret at Reflections on the Teche.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Haiku #11 {Poetry Friday}





liquid sunshine
burst from the sky in July
drip drop raining


I missed last week because I was on vacation but the first line has been sticking with me every since.  The rain doesn't really show up in this picture very well but I was eating breakfast on the deck pondering some words shared with me on my walk that morning.  I passed two older gentlemen on my morning walk.  We were walking in a morning drizzle, a bit of a drip drop format.  He smiled at me and said, "it's just liquid sunshine."  It totally changed my mindset and I began thinking about all the good that comes from a good rainfall.  Earlier this summer I was sticking tightly to a 5-7-5 syllable format.  Thanks to you, poetry friends I've branched out a bit to 4-7-4 pattern.  I do like the first and third line to have the same syllables.  It may not matter but it feels right to me.

Thank you Donna at Mainly Write for hosting Poetry Friday this week.

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