Posted in micropoetry, Poem, Poetry

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

“spring-willow” by JeremyOK is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 392 -Bend and Heart

Posted in Haiku, nature, Poetry

Slurpee waves | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 390

winter surfboard rides  
on the ocean's slushy crests
blending season joys  

Copyright © 2021-12-28, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 390 BLEND and Slush.

The inspiration for the haiku comes from Nantucket’s Waves Are Turning to Slush in Extreme Cold by Zain Haidar (February 27, 2015 on The Weather Channel).

Posted in nature, Poetry, senryu

Blue as the azure sky | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 388

azure bluets
adorned with the sky’s color
content in the world

© Lizl Bennefeld

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 388 BLUE(s) and World(s)

“bluets-644” by jmunt is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Posted in nature, Poetry

Heartsease | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 387

tricolored flowers
refuge from the pains of life
ease for aching hearts

© Lizl Bennefeld

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 387 COLOR(ed/s) and Three.

Image credit: Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
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).

Photo by cottonbro on

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.

Good night!

thoughts and second thoughts
present themselves past midnight
choices made in haste

words spoken and unspoken
might swap places if they could

Copyright © 2021/08/09, by Lizl Bennefeld.


Posted in micropoetry, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

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.


Posted in Making Memories, micropoetry, Poem, Poetry, Reflections, Writing

On a blue note | #Ronovan Writes #Haiku #Challenge 367

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.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 367 NOTE and Send.

The image at the top of the page is by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Posted in folklore, micropoetry, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

Webs of Dreams | #Ronovan Writes #Haiku #Challenge 366

lake, trees, clouds and stars
Image by RENE RAUSCHENBERGER from Pixabay

intertwined branches
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.


Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 366 WEAVE and Web


Posted in folklore, micropoetry, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

Nature Walks | #Ronovan Writes #Haiku Challenge 360

CHT207479 Will-o’-the-wisp and Snake (colour litho); by Hendrich, Hermann (b.1856) (after); colour lithograph; Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; Archives Charmet; German, out of copyright

wills-o’-the-wisp float
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.


#Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 360 AIR and Wisp.


Posted in everydayinspiration, micropoetry, napowrimo, national-poetry-month, nature, Personal, Poem, Poetry, Writing

Micropoem | joy and sadness

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.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 355 SAD and Thrill

Photo by Alex Williams on Unsplash

Posted in national-poetry-month, nature, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

Lightning Strike | Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 353

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

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 353 BRANCH and Swift

Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

Posted in Haiku, Personal, Poem, Poetry, senryu, Writing

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.

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, Poem, Poetry, tanka, Uncategorized, Writing

For now | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 347

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 347 ACHE and Ease

forget-me-not flowers, garden

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.