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

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 392 -Bend and Heart

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A New Day Coming | #Ronovan Writes Weekly #Haiku Challenge 337 Open & Solace

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 337 OPEN and Solace

heights, horizon, clouds, sky,
Joy & Peace

open book
comfort of silence
blank pages

open sky
clouds in the distance
cooling wind

all’s at peace
new pathways appear
venture on

 Copyright © 2020-12-21, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Photo by Xan Griffin on Unsplash

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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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The Tides of Love | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku # Poetry #Challenge 332

Forever Love

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 332 Ebb & Flow

life’s tides are certain
rhythmic changes shape our years
flow and ebb…and cease

entwined hearts drawn in the sand
now buried but eternal

Copyright © 2020-11-16, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by Uliana Pinto from Pixabay

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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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Unreasonable Weather | #RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 319

misty window / unsplash site

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 319 Trip&Whip

rain whips my windows
on its journey through the sky
drops burst and fracture
fill the outside air with mist
and leave nothing else to breathe

Copyright © 2020-08-18, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Photo by Sofia Guaico on Unsplash

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Anticipating autumn | RonovanWrites Haiku Weekly Challenge, Prompt 317 Eye+Light

Ah, just one more for this week’s prompt words…

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 317 Eye&Light

 

cool sunrise colors weave
a pattern of soft light
gentle to my eye

a faint mist blankets branches
brushes newly frost-bit leaves

Copyright © 2020-08-03, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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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

 

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Stargazing | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #313 Challenge

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 313 Dwindle&Ripple

dwindling twilight
ripple of receding waves
echoing of stars
the Milky Way is mirrored
in a sea of endless night

Copyright © 2020-07-06, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Unsplash

night sky, clouded moon, deserted shoreline

the moon’s light dwindles
as winds shepherd rain-filled clouds
rippling mirrored skies

far beneath the Milky Way
waves caress an empty shore

Copyright © 2020-07-06, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash

 

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Nature’s faces | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 311 Change/Face

new cotoneaster flowers and buds
Cotoneaster Flowers

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 311 Change&Face

flowers on the trees
as spring moves into summer
bring about new fruit

the changing face of nature
provides evidence for hope

[tanka]. Copyright © 2020-06-23, by Liz Bennefeld.

 

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Water’s nature | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 306

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 306: Cloak&Race

 


 

moonlight cloaked by sound
mirrored in a tidal race
scattered on the shore

 

Copyright © by Lizl Bennefeld.
All rights reserved.

 

Definition: “Tidal race or tidal rapid is a natural occurrence whereby a fast-moving tide passes through a constriction, resulting in the formation of waves, eddies and hazardous currents.” (Wikipedia link)

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A Late Spring | #RonovanWrites #Haiku Might/Slight

wild violet in new grass
Wild Violet Under Grass

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 304: Might&Slight

 

though slight of power
blades of grass emerge…nearby
violets unfold

freezing nights and gentle rain
the nurture of day’s sunlight

 Copyright © 2020-05-04, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

tight-bound by magic
since before this world was born
Sol’s majesty reigns

Copyright © 2020-05-04, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Nobody knows | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Poetry #Challenge Grit/Quit

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #300 Grit&Quit

photo taken in the early 2000s at an informal Unisys employee gathering
Pebbled Beach

simply walked away
from the troubles I had known
left them far behind
 
now I dream ‘neath summer clouds
counting pebbles on the shore

Copyright © 2020•04•06, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Substitutions: grit=pebbles; quit=walk away

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Early morning fog | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Poetry #Challenge Bright/Fight

heavy fog, lingering into morning
Fog-wrapped

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #299 Bright&Fight

faint rays of the sun
muffled by the fog and gloom
struggle to break through

brightness follows swaddled dawn
hearts rejoice in morning’s light

Copyright © 2020•03•30, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Day and Night | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Poetry #Challenge Shrink/Think

mountain dawn Moena, Italy
Stars at dawn

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #297 Shrink&Think

fast-fading stars
lingering at edge of dawn…
ponder the night

too little time left to learn
what walks the earth in daylight

Copyright © 2020-03-16, Lizl Bennefeld.
All rights reserved.

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Night sounds | #RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #296 Ape&Hip (Monkey&Funky)


Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #296 Ape&Hip (Monkey&Funky)

monkeying around
playing funk on the keyboard
night music, cool beat

Copyright © 2020-03-09, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Photo by Robert Dickow on Unsplash

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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

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By laughing waters | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Challenge Sheep&Weep

willow trees and stream at evening

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #292 Sheep&Weep

quiet lullabies
waft through weeping willow trees
lambs lie down to sleep

smells of new grass on the breeze
starlight caught on rippling waves

Copyright © 2020/02/12, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by Guido Goluke from Pixabay

 
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More Butterflies | #RonovanWrites #Haiku Ashes&Cocoon

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #286 Ashes&Cocoon

butterflies amidst the flowers

 

woke from the cocoon
into a world of ashes
life born amid death

sometimes everything must end
making room to start anew

Copyright © 2020-01-02, by Lizl Bennefeld. All rights reserved.

 

Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

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Hope & Starlight | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Challenge no. 285

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #285 Hope&Star

Nighttime sky - pixibay

endless heavens
a wish under starlight for
a peace not felt

well-being comes from doing…
hope, from doing what one can

Copyright © 2019-12-24, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Image by Pexels from Pixabay

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For Good or Evil | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Challenge Wicked/Mundane

Sphere of Mud , Image by Angeles Balaguer from Pixabay

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #284 Wicked&Mundane

 

when evil’s mundane
and lies outshine facts and truth
good deeds count as crimes

Copyright © 2019-12-17, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Substitution: Evil for Wicked

Image by Angeles Balaguer from Pixabay

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Respite | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Challenge 279 Nature-Nurture

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #279 Nature&Nurture

Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

shaded forest path
rippling water’s cheerful song
soft grass underfoot

nature’s essence soothes the heart
calms the sorrows of the soul

[tanka]. Copyright © 2019-11-14, by Liz Bennefeld.

nature = essence
nurture = soothe, calm