and wingèd being
in the midst of droughtLizl Bennefeld, 11 July 2021
an unlooked-for miracle
puffed-up summer clouds
urged along with breezy sighs
bask in morning’s lightCopyright © 2021-06-29, by Liz Bennefeld.
mix of dark and light
lines lend themselves to nature’s
Copyright © 24 May 2021, by Liz Bennefeld.
light caught in a cup
the glow of tulip petals
at the sunbeam’s end
Copyright © 2021-03-24, by Lizl Bennefeld.
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.
creation holds its breath
Copyright © 2021-02-22, by Lizl Bennefeld.
(nahaiwrimo 2021, Day 22)
window frosted over
winter’s breath on the panes
Copyright © 2020-02-01, by Lizl Bennefeld.
NaHaiWriMo (Day 1)
Copyright © 2020-12-25, by Lizl Bennefeld.
the blooms have faded
autumn rains have turned to snow
petals cased in ice
seeds fall into winter’s arms
to wake up with spring’s sunlight
Copyright © 2020-10-27, by Lizl Bennefeld.
rivers of fall winds…
sounds of animated leaves
rustling in the flow
thistles and milkweed flowers
set loose clouds of seeds to soar
Copyright © 2020-10-14, by Lizl Bennefeld.
thunderstorm and winds
sharp sunbeams and weeping trees
raindrops in the pond
ripples chase the trembling lights
and bright leafs through the shadows
Copyright © 2020-10-08, by Liz Bennefeld.
red sky at morning
not an ocean wave in sight
or smoke from a fire
trouble mainly comes around
without a prior warning
Copyright © 2020-10-07, by Liz Bennefeld.
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.
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.
early morning dew
my world is made of sunlight
mirrored in small drops
worries caught inside their spheres
evaporate and vanish
Copyright © 2020-08-06, by Lizl Bennefeld.
distant clouds hold rain
the summer wind is gentle
the sky is still blue
birds gossip over earthworms
while the honeybees trade blooms
Copyright © 2020-07-23, by Liz Bennefeld.
safety is not safe
no magic buttons to push
no quick fixes here
neither anger nor logic
but love, charity, and grace
Copyright ©2020-06-01. by Liz Bennefeld.
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.
photographs of clouds
over oceans I won’t see—
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
[haiku.] Copyright © 2020-04-07, by Liz Bennefeld.
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.
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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.
fresh spring breeze
bright sunlight on my weathered skin
too cold to live again
Copyright © 2019-03-19, Lizl Bennefeld
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…
my world hung upside down in tiny raindrops
Copyright © 2018-07-20, by Lizl Bennefeld.