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.
breath of ocean winds sunlight smiles upon the waves life's memories
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-06-28.
one new day four walls, a window open door
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-06-21.
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.
out in the rainstorm crows play "King of the Branches" laughter and wet wings
Copyright © 2022-04-05, by Lizl Bennefeld.
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo)!
Photography by Lizl Bennefeld.
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
Synonym: pebbles = sand.
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
The haiku form (Impending Storm) can be found on my blog, Quietude and Tea.
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.
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.
distant clouds gold pannikins of light resounding bells
Copyright © 2022-02-28, by Lizl Bennefeld.Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash
never seen dragons live forever — magic beings
Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-2-22.
fading path . . . the sea's cresting tide smooths the sand
[haiku.] Copyright © 2022-02-15, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Synonyms used: crown = crest; grit = sand.
king's gambit learning classic chess moves step by step
[haiku] Copyright © 2022-02-07, by Lizl Bennefeld.
morning sun frost on the window pane yellows and blues
Copyright © 2022-02-02, by Liz Bennefeld.
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.
mask the aging sets and props
awed patrons applaud
performers take their last bows
end of an era…closing night
[tanka.] Copyright © 2022-01-25, by Lizl Bennefeld.
vast winter landscape
the blinding glare of the sun
snow goggles or masks
[senryu.] Copyright © 2022-01-24, by Lizl Bennefeld.Photo by Daniel Lincoln on Unsplash
four hours of sleep…enough
to embrace the day
the quiet hours before dawn
the vast oceans of thought
[tanka.] Copyright © 2022-01-24, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Image by Xuân Tuấn Anh Đặng from Pixabay.
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 393 DOWN and Line
truths turn into lies
reality moves slowly…
the sky falls down
thin lines divide love from fear
ties bind and we all fall down
[tanka.] Copyright © Lizl, 2022-01-17.
an old house on a hill …
Copyright © 2022.01.05, by Lizl Bennefeld.
the crowded hours
long days and longer nights
all the lonely years
where are the dreams of childhood?
where a pathway leading home?
[gogyohka.] Copyright © 2021-11-08, by Lizl Bennefeld.
searching with an eager eye
to catch early worms
[haiku.] Copyright © 2021-10-05, by Lizl Bennefeld.
the heel-and-toe line dances
measured polka steps
potluck meals and visiting
neighbors sharing cares and joys
Copyright © 2021/08/30 by Lizl Bennefeld.
no signs or symbols
some questions have no answers
what begins will end
sunrise comes to greet each day
bright clouds or looming darkness
Copyright © 2021/08/23 by Lizl Bennefeld.StockSnap from Pixabay
young to old
flow and ebb of life
the push and pull of moonlight
eternal ocean lullabies
Copyright © 2021/08/16 by Lizl Bennefeld.
Obscuring the Moon
a screech-owl’s call
distant echoes in the dark…
a scratch at the door
rising winds rustle the leaves
as clouds erase the moon
Copyright © 2021•08•03, by Lizl Bennefeld.
a gull floats
above golden waves
Copyright © 2021•07•26, by Lizl Bennefeld.
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.
The image at the top of the page is by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
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.
puffed-up summer clouds
urged along with breezy sighs
bask in morning’s lightCopyright © 2021-06-29, by Liz Bennefeld.
morning’s flower fly
who lands on tender petals
promises new blooms
Copyright © 2021•06•28. by Lizl Bennefeld.
chirping cricket choir
winds sing pine-tree lullabies
nestlings … fast asleep
Copyright © 2021•06•21 by Lizl Bennefeld.
dusty desert winds
yacht race on a dry lake bed
the drag of the sail
Copyright © 2021•06•14. by Lizl Bennefeld.
blue midday flowers
Copyright © 9 June 2021 by Liz Bennefeld
dreams of light and love
memories turned halcyon…
rosemary in bloom
Copyright © Liz Bennefeld, 8 June 2021
Photo by Gerardo Antonio Romero via Pixabay.
weeping willows sigh
as nature’s wind and raindrops
hammer at the roof
in the home hearth, embers glow
with memories of your love
Copyright © 2021•06•07 by Lizl Bennefeld.
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.
mix of dark and light
lines lend themselves to nature’s
Copyright © 24 May 2021, by Liz Bennefeld.
white anthers adorn
the flower’s golden center
and blue-petaled frame
the simple joys of springtime
between the warm, gentle rains
Copyright © 22 May 2021,
Liz Bennefeld, writer/artist
plunged into darkness
rapid strikes of bolt lightning…
thunder may be late
Copyright © 17 May 2021, by Lizl Bennefeld.
amid the shadows
that spread gloom on the morning
a cup of sunshine
© lizl bennefeld
13 May 2021
clouds and bitter winds
high above those well marked paths
refresh the spirit
there’s no need to go further
it’s a long, cold journey home
Copyright © 11 May 2021, by Lizl Bennefeld.