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Big and Little Bears | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 414

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #HaIku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 414: Guide and Slip.

dusk slips into night
as northern guide stars appear
to point the way home

Copyright © 2022-06-17, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image: Wikipedia (HubbleTelescope/Public Domain).

Ursa Major and Ursa Minor mean, in English, big bear and little bear.

Posted in Poem, Poetry, tanka

Sun and lesser stars | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 413

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 413: Divide and Rise.

Moon rise in starry sky over the desert.
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 .

Posted in Observations, Poem, Poetry, tanka

Community | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 412

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 412: Beast and Steam.

Billy Pasco – Snow Monkeys – Unsplash
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.

Posted in Life Happens, nature, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

Etched in sand | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 404

memories etched in sand

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 404 Eyes and Sand

moonlight on the waves
as far as my eyes can see
pebbles on the shore

        I still hear you whispering
        that you someday will return 

copyright © 2022-04-04, by lizl bennefeld

Photo by Giuseppe Famiani on Unsplash

Synonym: pebbles = sand.

Posted in Life Happens, nature, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

Waiting | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 403

Lighthouse and Storm

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 403 TOWER and Watch

watching ocean waves
from atop  the lighthouse tower—
softly on the rocks

     make the windows watertight
     firm against late autumn storms

copyright © 2022-03-28, by lizl bennefeld

Lighthouse And Storm (Explored)” by jarr1520 is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0. (Not modified.)

The haiku form (Impending Storm) can be found on my blog, Quietude and Tea.

Posted in Haiku, micropoetry, Personal, Photography, Poem, Poetry, Writing

Strands of ice | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 400 FEATHER and Whisper.

Cirrus Clouds Near Sunset

Another poem, written to this week’s prompt words.

feathered clouds
strands of crystal ice
breathless wind

Copyright © by Liz Bennefeld, 2022-03-07. All rights reserved.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 400 FEATHER and Whisper.

Posted in Haiku, micropoetry, Personal, Poem, Poetry, Retrospection, Writing

Give your heart | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 400 FEATHER and Whisper.

Pixabay free clipart

It has been a long time since I wrote this poem, but it is one of my most favorite among those I have written in this century. (I may write another to this prompt, but for now I could not resist the repetition.)

Gift your muse quill pens
and bid her feathers whisper
love to your belovèd

Copyright © by Liz Bennefeld, 2015-10-26. All rights reserved.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 400 FEATHER and Whisper.

Posted in nature, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

Rocks and Spider Webs #RonovanWrites #Haiku Challenge 395

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 395 CRUST and Scar.

"NCA 17 Orton Fells - Great Asby Scar NNR" by naturalengland is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
Limestone Pavements
limestone scars   
thrust up through Earth's crust   
white pavement   
      abrasions by glaciers    
      where spiders string their webs   
      [tanka.] Copyright © 2022-01-31, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Reference: “The Limestone Pavements of Orton Fells”, by Kaushik Patowary, The Amusing Planet, 10 April 2015.

Image: “NCA 17 Orton Fells – Great Asby Scar NNR” by naturalengland is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Posted in micropoetry, Poem, Poetry

Suddenly one spring | #Ronovan Writes #Haiku 392

"spring-willow" by JeremyOK is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Spring Willow Tree Branches

the heart of the storm
willow branches sweep the ground 
bending with the wind 

scattered chairs left abandoned 
as the party moved inside 


Copyright © 2022.01.11, by Lizl Bennefeld
.

“spring-willow” by JeremyOK is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 392 -Bend and Heart

Posted in nature, November, Photography, Poem, Poetry, tanka

Winter’s sleep | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 385 Leaves & Mound

Nature’s Blankets
dead leaves on the ground
spread out across the landscape
not piled up or bagged

beneath their winter blankets
seeds and insects sleep til spring

Copyright © 2021-11-24, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 385
LEAF(leaves) & Mound(s).

Posted in Making Memories, micropoetry, Poem, Poetry, Reflections, Writing

On a blue note | #Ronovan Writes #Haiku #Challenge 367

jazz notes in the dark
send me back to memories—
when our world was new

one more kiss…one last caress
’til eternity with you

Copyright © 2021•07•19, by Liz Bennefeld.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 367 NOTE and Send.

The image at the top of the page is by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Posted in folklore, micropoetry, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

Webs of Dreams | #Ronovan Writes #Haiku #Challenge 366

lake, trees, clouds and stars
Image by RENE RAUSCHENBERGER from Pixabay

intertwined branches
create a web of shadows
weaving dark with light

scattered clouds and glowing stars
mirrored in a breathless lake

Copyright © 2021•07•12, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 366 WEAVE and Web

 

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Nature Walks | #Ronovan Writes #Haiku Challenge 360

CHT207479 Will-o’-the-wisp and Snake (colour litho); by Hendrich, Hermann (b.1856) (after); colour lithograph; Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; Archives Charmet; German, out of copyright

wills-o’-the-wisp float
through the damp and misty air
searching out pathways…
sights that you don’t want to see
tracks down which you should not go

Copyright © 1 June 2021, by Liz Bennefeld.

 

#Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 360 AIR and Wisp.