sleight of hand amidst the banter loud applause
© 2022-10-03, Lizl Bennefeld..
sleight of hand amidst the banter loud applause
© 2022-10-03, Lizl Bennefeld..
Crackling leaves beneath my feet hide the sight of lingering green. Squirrels run high above my head harvesting their forest feasts. As evening wanes an owl asks Whoo? Whoo? scurries home to sleep and dreams.
Copyright © 2022-09-27., by Lizl Bennefeld.
scent of snow leaves twist in the wind ... heading home
Copyright © 2022-09-27, by Lizl Bennefeld.
without mud and water, the lovely lotus flowers will not grow without the sun, the moon could not mirror its beauty on the lake joy and sorrow join together to create the fullness of life
Copyright © 2022-09-21., by Lizl Bennefeld.
night's round eyes moonlight through the mist flickering
Copyright © 2022-09-19, by Lizl Bennefeld.
tenacious winds sweep ocean sands higher up eroded beaches fallen trees tangle barren branches with bleaching bones and roots the sea is naked ... footprints turned to clay ... bird songs echo from the past
Copyright © 2022-09-17, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #26.
Use PERSISTENCE as your inspiration this week.
Aloft, eagles quarter their hunting space... float on rivers in the sky. They hunt in pairs, often four birds or six... their sharp eagle eyes. In dreams I float high above empty city streets, not knowing who I search for.
Copyright © 2022-09-16., by Lizl Bennefeld.
sunlight on my face scents of flowers on the path lodestone of my days
Copyright © 2022-09-16, by Lizl Bennefeld.
“Sunny meadow” by Dirk Duckhorn is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
we lived in our house 30 years, wrapped in sweet songs as we fell asleep here, the currents cry havoc torrential rains...sinking boats
Copyright © 2022-09-06, by Lizl Bennefeld.
“WATER POWER IN A URBAN FLOOD” by bitsorf: Thank you 1,500,000 times is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
breathe in deeply…find more space for sounds and thoughts and dreaming taste the mingling currents as the world shifts from now to new inspiration is the stuff by which creation is made
Copyright © 2022-09-03., by Lizl Bennefeld.
an old box turtle resting in the noontime sun... reeds and tasty frogs
Copyright © 2022-08-29, by Lizl Bennefeld.
“”Backyard turtle” by robertnelson is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
within every hardship, opportunities are buried skills to hone, talents to discover, knowledge to be gained at the end—success or failure—satisfaction is the prize
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-08-24.
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 424 BLEW & Skies.
gentle zephyr winds blew the rain clouds before them tidying the skies polished blues and gold sunbeams songs of joyful meadowlarks
[tanka,] Copyright © 2022-08-23, by Lizl Bennefeld.
“Western Meadowlark” by USFWS Mountain Prairie is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
I try to not give advice or naively follow others'. Situations may not be the same for you as for me. Our dialogues, though, could reveal more options and new paths.
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-08-19.
sweat and tears will not achieve anything without a goal to reach goals emerge where dreams are fed and watered tended, pruned back, and shaped anchored to earth and reaching the sky... soon to build a longer bridge
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-08-15.
tiny yellow chicks nap beneath broad rhubarb leaves till the rain is done
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-08-15.
dreams of home rise and fall of rolling hills your heartbeat
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-08-08..
as the world around us changes so must the long-term goals common practices and mindsets have failed through the years as the rungs on life's ladder break . . . I will learn to walk on air
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-08-07.
Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #21.
Use GOALS as your inspiration this week.
more stars in the sky than grains of ancient sand polished in the waves do galaxies live forever...or must dreams and stardust die
[tanka] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-08-02.
Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #20. Use PRIDE as your inspiration this week.
self-respect and assurance are tempered by vast unknowns the world around us changes from one "earthquake" to the next we cannot speak with certainty without digging up the facts
© lizl bennefeld, 2022-07-31.
cherished memories longing for all those yesteryears . . . todays wait in vain
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-07-25.
still going strong growing while there's light & water... roots and second chances —lizl, 2o22/o7/24
stars and the waxing moon's face float ahead, mirrored in the lake like ghosts calling to the living, loon songs echo from the hills dreams entangled in the heavens melt away as the rain begins
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-07-20.
Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay
after-school softball stretching out for a pop-fly... grass stains on my slacks
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-07-19.
regret does not mean taking up a heavy burden of remorse or wearing sackcloth and ashes boldly displayed or hid away regrets are faded dreams of other paths that we had no need to follow
Copyright 2022-07-14, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Thoughts upon reading the prompt for this week called to mind Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken“. I always found its message to be optimistic and reassuring.
the work of our hands as we prepare the soil for planting the fruits of the land and the dirt that holds their seeds in trust the weight of every harvest rests with cherishing a fertile earth
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-07-06.
Image: “Spring Planting Day” by sgrace is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 417 BREAK and Dance.
dust motes dance caught by the sunbeams break of day
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-07-04.
Image: “Vilhem Hammershøi, Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams, 1900” by bianca.maggio is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/?ref=openverse.
too late to the party—the fires are out, the guests moved on a cloudy sky—no moonlit path or guiding stars to point the way light will surely come at dawn with signs and roads to follow
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-06-29.
breath of ocean winds sunlight smiles upon the waves life's memories
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-06-28.
woodland flowers revel in spring before tree leaves block summer's light summer sun and springtime flowers mingle as they appear and leave with fall's cool days and longer nights Joe-Pye-weed and gentian bloom
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-06-22.
one new day four walls, a window open door
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-06-21.
dusk slips into night as northern guide stars appear to point the way home
Copyright © 2022-06-17, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Ursa Major and Ursa Minor mean, in English, big bear and little bear.
reality is the sum of everything that is and isn't changed and constantly changing... endless causes and effects permanent uncertainty till all the universes end
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-06-16
the future that I will not live must wait its turn while I take mine the tasks I do are for today— tomorrow's fall to others' hands tomorrow and the years to come will all depend on yesterdays
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-06-08.
twilight divides blinding sun from cold desert rock ... to sunrise from night after sunset the moon and lesser stars show paths to home
Copyright © 2022-06-06, by Lizl Bennefeld.
“Image note: another beautiful night begin ! [Explored]” by Israel Nature Photography by Ary is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 .
A little bit of musings, here, reading through the vast range of events, personal opinions and reactions. I suspect that by the time it would take me to sort out and understand everything, the world will have moved on. — EWBContinue reading “Question and response”
romance began in moonlight sparkling fireworks and stars sentiments and shared interests reading the same library books differences in opinions while still setting common goals
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-06-02.
In truth, I didn’t know what to write for this theme. But we celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary, this year. Lives and relationships build on the beginnings, and as the layers form, they firm up the surfaces. Make them stronger, yet more flexible. Comfortable as the layers of life work together. Common trust that can sustain relationships through difficulties. Who would have thought it?
steam rises around snow monkeys in their hot springs as they share the warmth the beastly thing about winter is how to not turn to ice
Copyright © 2022-05-30, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Photo by Billy Pasco on Unsplash.
Note: A snow monkey is also known as a Japanese macaque.
their deep roots winter over, fast asleep in the frozen ground tulip bulbs and dandelions, blue wild flax roots and seeds melting snow and warm sunshine . . . spring yearns to be reborn
[sijo.] Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-05-28.
Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #10: GROWING UP/Mature.
scents tell animals when fruit is ripe for eating... so its seeds are spread
Copyright © 2022-05-26, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 411 FRUIT and Ripe.
beneath a sullen sky that promises rain which does not fall gossip between leaves and branches is quiet as the vanished breeze with bated breath fields and woodlands anticipate the coming storms
[sijo.] Copyright © 2022-05-25, by Lizl Bennefeld. All rights reserved.
Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #11.
Use EXCITEMENT as your inspiration this week.
the king of flowers... fragrant blooms on slender stems the peony tree the queen of flowers open on rose bushes with sharp thorns
[tanka.] Copyright © 2022-05-16, by Lizl Bennefeld.
i don't remember high school my life flew by in a blur band and choir rehearsals trumpet, keyboard, and french horn but the winters...lying in the snow to watch the night sky's changing face
[sijo.] Copyright © 2022-05-15, by Liz Bennefeld. All rights reserved.
Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #9.
Use HIGH SCHOOL as your inspiration this week.
the nature of space is vast emptiness with lights stardust in between
Copyright © 2022-05-14, by Lizl Bennefeld.
the world was created in a day...in a blink of the eye hidden from view by a heavy mist that vanished with the dawn the heron contemplates breakfast while silver minnows swim by
[sijo.] Copyright © 2022-05-05, by Liz Bennefeld. All rights reserved.
tiny ants carry the earth's wealth leaves and seeds
© 2022-05-03, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Photo by Skyler Ewing from Pexels
through the fragrant mist of daybreak promise of clear morning skies waking birds murmur soft greetings as they stretch their wings to fly while the birds of the night sink into rest and lullabies
[sijo.] Copyright © 2022-04-28, by Liz Bennefeld. All rights reserved.
“Sunrise Dawn Photo” by Kristine Weilert (Stocksnap) is marked with CC0 1.0..
high desert footpaths wend their way through cragged canyons and Joshua trees massive boulders and arches old gold mines and dreams © 2022-04-27, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Photos by Liz Bennefeld.
how gracefully the new leaves flutter in the morning breeze shadows dance along the path, fade and disappear again noon arrives but does not stop, allowing room for twilight
[sijo.] Copyright © 2022-04-21, by Liz Bennefeld. All rights reserved.