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 nature, November, Photography, Poem, Poetry, tanka

Winter’s sleep | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 385 Leaves & Mound

Nature’s Blankets
dead leaves on the ground
spread out across the landscape
not piled up or bagged

beneath their winter blankets
seeds and insects sleep til spring

Copyright © 2021-11-24, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 385
LEAF(leaves) & Mound(s).

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 life through my windows, Personal, Photography, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

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.

 

 

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

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.

Posted in napowrimo, Personal, Photography, Poem, Poetry, Writing

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.

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

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.

Posted in Haiku, nature, Photography, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

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

Posted in kimo, life through my windows, napowrimo, NaPoWriMo2019, Photography, Poem, Poetry, Uncategorized, Writing

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.

 

 

 

Posted in Update

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 theartofdisorder.wordpress.com

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…