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Larger than life…

i would not rebel
against nature’s potpourri—
evening’s smoky reds

cold winter’s crusted snow…or
changing the world in my dreams

Copyright © 2018-08-22, by Elizabeth W. “Lizl” Bennefeld.

By Elizabeth Bennefeld

Writer, poet, photographer, omnivorous reader, and observer of life.

4 replies on “Larger than life…”

This is a wonderful haiku! I’m going to have to try writing a different style of haiku. I tend to do the 5-7-5 haiku, but I like what you are doing here. Beautiful photo!

Thank you, Pat! So happy that you enjoyed the poem (and picture! I have a lot of fun with my photographs.) I wrote my poem in the form of a tanka (5-7-5-7-7). As a haiku is brief, 17 syllables and often fewer, the tanka form is 31 or fewer syllables. In addition, in a tanka you can use “similes, metaphors, and personalizations”. I do like using nature to evoke a mood or an idea.

Go ahead and experiment. It’s a lot of fun. 😀

Thoughts?

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