Posted in Poetry, Writing

Dance in light | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 417

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 417 BREAK and Dance.

Vilhem Hammershøi, Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams, 1900
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.

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Peonies and Roses | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 410

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.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 410 KING and Queen.

“Peony and Rose” by Doolallyally is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

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 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.