dawn’s burst of sunbeams
blue flax flowers bask in warmth
never seeing night
the brevity of their lives
is outweighed by their joy
Copyright © 2021.09.06 by Lizl Bennefeld.
the heel-and-toe line dances
measured polka steps
potluck meals and visiting
neighbors sharing cares and joys
Copyright © 2021/08/30 by Lizl Bennefeld.
no signs or symbols
some questions have no answers
what begins will end
sunrise comes to greet each day
bright clouds or looming darkness
Copyright © 2021/08/23 by Lizl Bennefeld.StockSnap from Pixabay
young to old
flow and ebb of life
the push and pull of moonlight
eternal ocean lullabies
Copyright © 2021/08/16 by Lizl Bennefeld.
Still Life with Apples
mother’s still life oils
ripe apples and other fruit
held in a blue bowl
hung in her web gallery
without fading or decay
Copyright © 2021/08/12 by Lizl Bennefeld.
Oddly, I don’t seem to have an image to go with this. It’s late at night, once again, and again I am at my keyboard, the dogs at the foot of the bed. I like this time of the night because everything around me has come to rest…except for me. I appreciate the quiet.
thoughts and second thoughts
present themselves past midnight
choices made in haste
words spoken and unspokenCopyright © 2021/08/09, by Lizl Bennefeld.
might swap places if they could
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.
a gull floats
above golden waves
Copyright © 2021•07•26, by Lizl Bennefeld.
jazz notes in the dark
send me back to memories—
when our world was new
one more kiss…one last caress
’til eternity with you
Copyright © 2021•07•19, by Liz Bennefeld.
The image at the top of the page is by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
create a web of shadows
weaving dark with light
scattered clouds and glowing stars
mirrored in a breathless lake
Copyright © 2021•07•12, by Lizl Bennefeld.
puffed-up summer clouds
urged along with breezy sighs
bask in morning’s lightCopyright © 2021-06-29, by Liz Bennefeld.
morning’s flower fly
who lands on tender petals
promises new blooms
Copyright © 2021•06•28. by Lizl Bennefeld.
chirping cricket choir
winds sing pine-tree lullabies
nestlings … fast asleep
Copyright © 2021•06•21 by Lizl Bennefeld.
dusty desert winds
yacht race on a dry lake bed
the drag of the sail
Copyright © 2021•06•14. by Lizl Bennefeld.
blue midday flowers
Copyright © 9 June 2021 by Liz Bennefeld
dreams of light and love
memories turned halcyon…
rosemary in bloom
Copyright © Liz Bennefeld, 8 June 2021
Photo by Gerardo Antonio Romero via Pixabay.
weeping willows sigh
as nature’s wind and raindrops
hammer at the roof
in the home hearth, embers glow
with memories of your love
Copyright © 2021•06•07 by Lizl Bennefeld.
through the damp and misty air
searching out pathways…
sights that you don’t want to see
tracks down which you should not go
Copyright © 1 June 2021, by Liz Bennefeld.
mix of dark and light
lines lend themselves to nature’s
Copyright © 24 May 2021, by Liz Bennefeld.
white anthers adorn
the flower’s golden center
and blue-petaled frame
the simple joys of springtime
between the warm, gentle rains
Copyright © 22 May 2021,
Liz Bennefeld, writer/artist
plunged into darkness
rapid strikes of bolt lightning…
thunder may be late
Copyright © 17 May 2021, by Lizl Bennefeld.
amid the shadows
that spread gloom on the morning
a cup of sunshine
© lizl bennefeld
13 May 2021
clouds and bitter winds
high above those well marked paths
refresh the spirit
there’s no need to go further
it’s a long, cold journey home
Copyright © 11 May 2021, by Lizl Bennefeld.
flower in the night
waiting for the sun to rise
petals hold their breath– lizl bennefeld, © 2021•05•05
yellow clings to hopeLizl Bennefeld, 2021–05-03
white tulips ask forgiveness
red vows endless love
wrap yourself in quiet
put sadness aside
look past pain to joy
deep rivers carve their way through stone
falling tears both heal and burn
[micropoem]. Copyright © 2021-04-27, by Liz Bennefeld.Alex Williams on Unsplash
cloud banks form a cloak
of somber mourning
rain drops fall as tears
[lune]. Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2021-04-24.
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
soft on the inside
Copyright © by Lizl Bennefeld, 2021-03-15.
The makings for s’more campfire treats: milk chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows.
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.
the ease of leaving
everything behind for now
sorrow at the loss
forget-me-nots remind me
of your true and faithful love
Copyright © 2021-03-02, by Lizl Bennefeld.
patio for guests
within call if she awakes…
the scent of lilies
a stray whiff of her perfume
the memory of her voice
Copyright © 2021-02-23, by Lizl Bennefeld.
(NaHaiWriMo 2021, Day 23)
Photo from the archives of Lizl Bennefeld, photographer.
the house that is home
irises by our back door
lost midst memories
Copyright © 2021-02-20, by Lizl Bennefeld.
(NaHaiWriMo 2021, Day 20)
muffled sounds of snow
time to rest
Copyright © 2021-02-16, by Lizl Bennefeld.
(NaHaiWriMo 2021, Day 16)
gold water ripples
Copyright © 2021-02-015, by Lizl Bennefeld.
NaHaiWriMo (Day 15)
Photography credits on photo attachment pages (click photo to access).
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)