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Dreams on the water | Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #19.

“The Milky Way”

stars and the waxing moon's face
     float ahead, mirrored in the lake
like ghosts calling to the living, 
     loon songs echo from the hills
dreams entangled in the heavens
     melt away as the rain begins

Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2022-07-20.

Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #19: Dreams.

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Roads not taken

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #18: Regrets.

Photographer: Jacek Mleczek
regret does not mean taking up
        a heavy burden of remorse
or wearing sackcloth and ashes
       boldly displayed or hid  away
regrets are faded dreams of other paths
       that we had no need to follow

Copyright 2022-07-14, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Thoughts upon reading the prompt for this week called to mind Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken“. I always found its message to be optimistic and reassuring.

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

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 392 -Bend and Heart

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Lightning Strike | Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 353

lightning branches out
its particles swift to find
short paths to the ground

as bolts inflame the treetops
the earth trembles at the sound

Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2021-04-13

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 353 BRANCH and Swift

Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

Posted in life through my windows, Personal, Photography, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Uncategorized, Writing

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.

Posted in Haiku, life through my windows, NaHaiWriMo, nature, Personal, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

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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Cold Moon Kiss | #RonovanWrites #Haiku Challenge 343

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 343 BARE and Full


full moon snow landscape shadows
Moonlight Shadows

full cold moon
bare branch silhouettes
planets kiss

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

Image by GooKingSword from Pixabay

Context: “The decade is ending with a full cold moon kiss”, The Lonely Planet (December 2019).

NaHaiWriMo (Day 2)

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Rough Chopped Breakfast | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 342

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 342 Rough and Season

 

rough chop the fixings
melt some butter in the pan
season eggs to taste

serve fancy meals to your guests
when you’re alone, please yourself

Copyright © 2021-01-26, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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

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