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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 Pexels.com

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!
Lizl

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.

Untitled

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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

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Night sounds #RonovanWrites

Nightlight

chittering of squirrels
as they settle into sleep
twilight turns to night
as mockingbirds sing their songs
to stars scattered on the sky

Copyright © 2021-03-22, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by dendoktoor from Pixabay.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 350 CHIRP and Twilight

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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.

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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.

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Long-Term Caring

tiger lilies
Remembering

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.

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Remember Spring | #RonovanWrites #Haiku Challenge 344 #tanka

Claws of Ice

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 344 BITE and Teeth.


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)

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Dawning

pixabay image mountains-190055_640

the dawn comes quickly
lighting clouds beyond my feet
valleys filled by mist

somewhere below, crowds gather—
unseen…unheard…not counted

Copyright © 2021-01-14, by Lizl Bennefeld.

After the end-of-year activities, getting back into the swing of writing through picking images and writing from/to them.

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Look forward to Spring | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340 RELEASE and Simple.

release from darkness
simple joy in springtime’s breeze
relax into peace

whispering of butterflies
morning songs of cheerful birds

Copyright © 2021-01-11, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by Ronny Overhate from PixabayPixabay

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Puppy Time | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 335

coffee with the Scamper

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 335 Curl and Paw

my dog falls asleep
his head resting on his paws
curled up in my lap

he naps while I drink coffee
then we walk around the block

Copyright © 2020-12-07, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Posted in Poem, Poetry, tanka, Writing

Afternoon Shade | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku # Poetry #Challenge 334

koi fish and lily pads in pond
Koi FIsh and Lily Pads

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 334 GRACE and Slip

graceful in the pond
koi slip under lily pads
sheltered from the sun

they gossip together and
lunch on tiny water bugs

Copyright © 2020-12-01, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Photo by Jan Canty on Unsplash

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Raindrop Promises | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 328

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 328 Dust & Weed


 

 

beauty among weeds
wildflower seeds and moisture
raindrops in the dust

the sky adorned with rain clouds
nature’s glory is renewed

Copyright © 2020-10-19, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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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.

 

 

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Family | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 324

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 324 Fury&Slow

the fury of pups
as they wrestle in the mud
eager nails and teeth

the sweetness of their slow breaths
as they settle down to sleep

Copyright © 2020-09-21, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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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.

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Promises | #RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 321

cotoneaster fruit, light reflected by waterdrops

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 321 Morrow&Surge

 

promising fall rains
late summer winds surge stronger…
chill of morrow’s dew

waking birds sing in sunlight
geese above rehearse goodbyes

Copyright © 2020-09-02, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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Wake to a New Day | #RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 321

Waterdrops on Hollyhock Flower (B&W) Copyright © 2020-08-28, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 321 Morrow&Surge

 

everywhere cold dew
morning creeps into midday
with its surge of rain

go to sleep til the morrow
and the warmth of a new day

Copyright © 2020-09-01, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Rain or Shine | RonovanWrites Haiku Weekly Challenge, Prompt 320 Day & Flaw

Unsplash Photo

http://Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 320 Day&Flaw

a day without flaws
roses without thorny stems
night without its stars

children splash in huge puddles
as the summer’s rains pour down

Copyright © 2020-08-25, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Photo by Xavi Cabrera on Unsplash
 

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You know you want to | Hug & Kiss #RonovanWrites #Haiku Week 315

the Pan Clade kisses
homo sapiens and chimps
we have the same needs

we want to feel wanted and
need to really feel the love

Copyright © 2020-07-20, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by 7103983 from Pixabay
 

Discussion here: Hominidae – Wikipedia

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 315 Chimpanzee&Kiss