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.

Should there not be… | Brewer: Day 4 — A Wish Poem

alyssum flowers and bee
Sweet Alyssums


if there should be no open windows
if there should be no trees outside
if no longer there be birds to sing
or owls fly on whispering wings
shadows across the summer moon

if there should be no seed or harvest
or no steps or songs or windows
due to blindness, plague or pain

inward I will turn my vision
walking through past years of flowers
smelling sweet perfumes and pollens
hum and dance with dreaming bees
until all fades…or we are one

Copyright © 2020-04-08, by Liz Bennefeld.

Spring art | day 8

Last autumn’s leaves lie
on frozen ground, dried by spring’s
winds and distant sunlight


photographs of clouds
over oceans I won’t see—
beauty secondhand

dried leaves on still-frozen ground
complex designs in my hands

Copyright © 2020-04-08, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Brewer, Day 8: Write a “future” poem.


NaPoWriMo prompt for day 7: Ordinary Objects

Last autumn’s leaves lie on frozen ground
dried by spring winds and
distant sunlight

[haiku.] Copyright © 2020-04-07, by Liz Bennefeld.

Early Spring | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Weekly Challenge 294 Chaste/Taste

red clover flowers in my back yard
Red Clover

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #294 Chaste&Taste

spring is early come
water falls through cracks and rills
running in pure joy
smell sweet pollen in the air
taste clover’s cheery flowers

Copyright © 2020-02-24, by Lizl Bennefeld.
All rights reserved.

Synonym: chaste=pure

Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

Springtime thoughts

Leaf lost on concrete


I found myself considering the sadness of leaves and seeds that fall where they can neither decompose nor have the opportunity to germinate and grow. And so, on a (serious) whimsy, I promised the residue on the garage floor that when I was finished with taking their photographs, there, I would gather up them all and return them to the outdoors, where they may decay, or sprout, and live again.

mourning for the leaves on the garage floor
thrown out in new plastic bags
not renewing the soil


Copyright © 2019-04-15, by Lizl Bennefeld.


I used a kimo instead of a haiku for this haibun.




Changes afoot

Rain before the Snow

Mainly because of the cancellation of WordPress’s daily prompts and weekly photo challenges, my domain The Art of Disorder (dot net) will be going away before the end of the year. I am not renewing my WP Personal hosting plan, but intend to keep the blog going for a while, at least, at

I am enjoying my six-week online photography workshop (ably led by Andy Ilachinski) and find that applying what I am learning is taking a lot of my attention. Along with the sorting, tossing, downsizing, and otherwise refocusing activities, surroundings, and life in general.

life’s texture changes
with the changing rhythm
of the days and years

soft light refines the hillsides
bird song drifts across the lake

Changes continue, and the process is engaging. Discoveries and rediscoveries…