Posted in Haiku, micropoetry, Poetry

Rest at Last | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 441

dusk has passed
moonlight and shadows
puppy snores 

Copyright © lizl bennefeld, 2022/12/19.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt
#Challenge 441 GLOW and Night.

Image: “Scampers, Asleep”, lizl bennefeld, Photographer.

Posted in micropoetry, Poetry, tanka

like the wind

we are who we are
at the this moment
each unique, ever changing
becoming more of what we'll be

— lizl bennefeld, © 2022-12-01.

Winds of Change by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC-BY 2.0

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.

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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

Photo by cottonbro on

Oddly, I don’t seem to have an image to go with this. It’s late at night, once again, and again I am at my keyboard, the dogs at the foot of the bed. I like this time of the night because everything around me has come to rest…except for me. I appreciate the quiet.

Good night!

thoughts and second thoughts
present themselves past midnight
choices made in haste

words spoken and unspoken
might swap places if they could

Copyright © 2021/08/09, by Lizl Bennefeld.


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


Posted in folklore, micropoetry, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

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.


Posted in everydayinspiration, micropoetry, napowrimo, national-poetry-month, nature, Personal, Poem, Poetry, Writing

Micropoem | joy and sadness

wrap yourself in quiet
put sadness aside
look past pain to joy

deep rivers carve their way through stone
falling tears both heal and burn

[micropoem]. Copyright © 2021-04-27, by Liz Bennefeld.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 355 SAD and Thrill

Photo by Alex Williams on Unsplash

Posted in life through my windows, micropoetry, Personal, Poem, Poetry, Writing

Leaving on a puddle jumper

Heading  north, toward home on a puddle jumper in ’78 during hurricane season, the myriad stars below shining upward from rain-flooded fields. The plane landed, it seemed, at every airport along the way.

hurricane streamers
fade into clear black skies
raindrop mirrors show
heaven echoed in their wake
on placid new lakes below

Copyright © 2020-06-19, by Lizl Bennefeld.