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Silly songs | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Weekly Challenge 348

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 348 FOOL and Head

coreopsis flowers
Garden Flowers

nodding flower heads
warm beneath the summer sun
dream of autumn days
crickets laze about and chirp
silly songs in cool, dark shade

Copyright © 2021-03-09, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Long-Term Caring

tiger lilies
Remembering

patio for guests
within call if she awakes…
the scent of lilies

a stray whiff of her perfume
the memory of her voice

Copyright © 2021-02-23, by Lizl Bennefeld.

(NaHaiWriMo 2021, Day 23)

Photo from the archives of Lizl Bennefeld, photographer.

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Golden Song | #RonovanWrites #Haiku Challenge 345

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 345 Bird and Blow


autumn breeze
gold water ripples
sparrow song

Copyright © 2021-02-015, by Lizl Bennefeld.

NaHaiWriMo (Day 15)

Photography credits on photo attachment pages (click photo to access).

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Remember Spring | #RonovanWrites #Haiku Challenge 344 #tanka

Claws of Ice

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 344 BITE and Teeth.


the biting winds sculpt
icy teeth on bare branches
freeze my hands and face

early spring’s sudden ice storms
coat the trees and city streets

Copyright © 2021-02-08, by Lizl Bennefeld.

NaHaiWriMo (Day 8)

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Look forward to Spring | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340 RELEASE and Simple.

release from darkness
simple joy in springtime’s breeze
relax into peace

whispering of butterflies
morning songs of cheerful birds

Copyright © 2021-01-11, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by Ronny Overhate from PixabayPixabay

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Puppy Time | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 335

coffee with the Scamper

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 335 Curl and Paw

my dog falls asleep
his head resting on his paws
curled up in my lap

he naps while I drink coffee
then we walk around the block

Copyright © 2020-12-07, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Raindrop Promises | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 328

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 328 Dust & Weed


 

 

beauty among weeds
wildflower seeds and moisture
raindrops in the dust

the sky adorned with rain clouds
nature’s glory is renewed

Copyright © 2020-10-19, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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Midnight and Dawn | RonovanWrites #Haiku #Weekly #Challenge Drip+Drop

altered rain photo
drip…drop…plink…kerPLOP
raindrops falling off the roof
wake me from my sleep

evening’s gentle lullaby
a reveille at morning

Copyright © 2020-10-13, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image (altered) by Krzysztof Pluta from Pixabay.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 327

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snowflakes on water

snowfall on water
snow on open water

windswept sunlight
ripples sparkle on the water
shadows dance below

when the lake’s surface stills
each falling snowflake chimes

Copyright © 2020/10/01, by Lizl Bennefeld.

This is the first day in October, and judging by the temperature drop, I am expecting snow to appear soon in our weather forecasts. As it stands, frost late tonight and tomorrow morning, and watch out for winds and wind chill information.

Concept source: “The Sound of Snowflakes”, by Philip Ball. See “Lake in Winter” for a previous poem that centers on this information.

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I Promise You | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Challenge 325 Calm+Storm

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 325 CALM & STORM

Alyssum flowers, grass, autumn leaves
i promise you

the calm and quiet
at the center of the storm…
there are flowers still

autumn leaves, the scent of rain
after winter comes the spring

Copyright © 2020-09-28, by Lizl Bennefeld.