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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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In the dark | #Ronovan Writes #Haiku #Challenge 369

Photo by Joonas Kääriäinen from Pexels. Moon and clouds

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.

 

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 369 SCRATCH and Screech.

 

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Night sounds #RonovanWrites

Nightlight

chittering of squirrels
as they settle into sleep
twilight turns to night
as mockingbirds sing their songs
to stars scattered on the sky

Copyright © 2021-03-22, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by dendoktoor from Pixabay.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 350 CHIRP and Twilight

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Have some more? Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 349 CRISP and Soft

josh campbell photo unsplash
Campfire Delights

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 349 CRISP and Soft

crisp edges
soft on the inside
hot s’mores

Copyright © by Lizl Bennefeld, 2021-03-15.

Photo by Josh Campbell on Unsplash


Photo by Andrea Davis
on Unsplash

The makings for s’more campfire treats: milk chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows.

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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.

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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.

 

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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

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A New Day Coming | #Ronovan Writes Weekly #Haiku Challenge 337 Open & Solace

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 337 OPEN and Solace

heights, horizon, clouds, sky,
Joy & Peace

open book
comfort of silence
blank pages

open sky
clouds in the distance
cooling wind

all’s at peace
new pathways appear
venture on

 Copyright © 2020-12-21, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Photo by Xan Griffin on Unsplash

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Afternoon Shade | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku # Poetry #Challenge 334

koi fish and lily pads in pond
Koi FIsh and Lily Pads

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 334 GRACE and Slip

graceful in the pond
koi slip under lily pads
sheltered from the sun

they gossip together and
lunch on tiny water bugs

Copyright © 2020-12-01, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Photo by Jan Canty on Unsplash

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The Tides of Love | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku # Poetry #Challenge 332

Forever Love

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 332 Ebb & Flow

life’s tides are certain
rhythmic changes shape our years
flow and ebb…and cease

entwined hearts drawn in the sand
now buried but eternal

Copyright © 2020-11-16, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by Uliana Pinto from Pixabay

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Nearly Winter | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku # Poetry #Challenge 330

fireplace, burning wood

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 330 Cold & Fall

late autumn dusk
quiet settles on the woods
pop of burning logs
cold snows brush the windows
an almost-winter lullaby

Copyright © 2020-11-02, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Photo by WantTo Create on Unsplash

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Raindrop Promises | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 328

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 328 Dust & Weed


 

 

beauty among weeds
wildflower seeds and moisture
raindrops in the dust

the sky adorned with rain clouds
nature’s glory is renewed

Copyright © 2020-10-19, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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I Promise You | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Challenge 325 Calm+Storm

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 325 CALM & STORM

Alyssum flowers, grass, autumn leaves
i promise you

the calm and quiet
at the center of the storm…
there are flowers still

autumn leaves, the scent of rain
after winter comes the spring

Copyright © 2020-09-28, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

 

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Scented Water | #RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 322

open flower (blue) in sunlight, see-through petals, shadow of pollinator's wings inside
Dew & Sunlight

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 322 Cup&Sip

sip the morning dew
caught in nature’s perfumed cup
sweetened by sunlight
each new day is made for joy
revealed or in the making

Copyright © 2020-09-07, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Promises | #RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 321

cotoneaster fruit, light reflected by waterdrops

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 321 Morrow&Surge

 

promising fall rains
late summer winds surge stronger…
chill of morrow’s dew

waking birds sing in sunlight
geese above rehearse goodbyes

Copyright © 2020-09-02, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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Wake to a New Day | #RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 321

Waterdrops on Hollyhock Flower (B&W) Copyright © 2020-08-28, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 321 Morrow&Surge

 

everywhere cold dew
morning creeps into midday
with its surge of rain

go to sleep til the morrow
and the warmth of a new day

Copyright © 2020-09-01, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Rain or Shine | RonovanWrites Haiku Weekly Challenge, Prompt 320 Day & Flaw

Unsplash Photo

http://Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 320 Day&Flaw

a day without flaws
roses without thorny stems
night without its stars

children splash in huge puddles
as the summer’s rains pour down

Copyright © 2020-08-25, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Photo by Xavi Cabrera on Unsplash
 

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Unreasonable Weather | #RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 319

misty window / unsplash site

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 319 Trip&Whip

rain whips my windows
on its journey through the sky
drops burst and fracture
fill the outside air with mist
and leave nothing else to breathe

Copyright © 2020-08-18, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Photo by Sofia Guaico on Unsplash

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Anticipating autumn | RonovanWrites Haiku Weekly Challenge, Prompt 317 Eye+Light

Ah, just one more for this week’s prompt words…

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 317 Eye&Light

 

cool sunrise colors weave
a pattern of soft light
gentle to my eye

a faint mist blankets branches
brushes newly frost-bit leaves

Copyright © 2020-08-03, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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You know you want to | Hug & Kiss #RonovanWrites #Haiku Week 315

the Pan Clade kisses
homo sapiens and chimps
we have the same needs

we want to feel wanted and
need to really feel the love

Copyright © 2020-07-20, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by 7103983 from Pixabay
 

Discussion here: Hominidae – Wikipedia

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 315 Chimpanzee&Kiss

 

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Stargazing | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #313 Challenge

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 313 Dwindle&Ripple

dwindling twilight
ripple of receding waves
echoing of stars
the Milky Way is mirrored
in a sea of endless night

Copyright © 2020-07-06, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Unsplash

night sky, clouded moon, deserted shoreline

the moon’s light dwindles
as winds shepherd rain-filled clouds
rippling mirrored skies

far beneath the Milky Way
waves caress an empty shore

Copyright © 2020-07-06, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash

 

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Nature’s faces | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 311 Change/Face

new cotoneaster flowers and buds
Cotoneaster Flowers

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 311 Change&Face

flowers on the trees
as spring moves into summer
bring about new fruit

the changing face of nature
provides evidence for hope

[tanka]. Copyright © 2020-06-23, by Liz Bennefeld.

 

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Closer to the heavens | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Challenge Open/Close

 
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 307: Open&Close
 

close enough to touch
the crescent moon ‘midst the branches
I open my hand

Copyright © 2020-05-26, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

 

 
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 307: Open&Close
 

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Water’s nature | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 306

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 306: Cloak&Race

 


 

moonlight cloaked by sound
mirrored in a tidal race
scattered on the shore

 

Copyright © by Lizl Bennefeld.
All rights reserved.

 

Definition: “Tidal race or tidal rapid is a natural occurrence whereby a fast-moving tide passes through a constriction, resulting in the formation of waves, eddies and hazardous currents.” (Wikipedia link)

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A Late Spring | #RonovanWrites #Haiku Might/Slight

wild violet in new grass
Wild Violet Under Grass

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 304: Might&Slight

 

though slight of power
blades of grass emerge…nearby
violets unfold

freezing nights and gentle rain
the nurture of day’s sunlight

 Copyright © 2020-05-04, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

tight-bound by magic
since before this world was born
Sol’s majesty reigns

Copyright © 2020-05-04, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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