A Pause in the Journey
on edge for a moment between wind gusts
the leaf’s anticipation the joy of final rest
Copyright © 2020-12-01, by Liz Bennefeld.
Prompt: Write a kimo, an Israeli poetic form that tends to capture a moment (like a photograph in words), using three unrhymed lines with syllable count 10, 7, 6.
even in death flowers speak of life root and seed sleeping through winter new petals at spring
Copyright © 2020-11-30, by Liz Bennefeld.
Home for the Holiday
slough and brook pasture land and groves snow…silence
Copyright © 2020-11-25, by Liz Bennefeld.
walking through an empty world branches whipped by winds
all paths to home have vanished
fall rains turn to winter’s snow
Copyright © Liz Bennefeld, November 2020.
Photo art by E.W. Bennefeld. All rights reserved.
ice turns into water drops time is running out seed heads bask in daylight’s warmth soar aloft on fall’s dry winds
Copyright © November 2020, by Liz Bennefeld.
Leaves on the Snow
leaves dance on the wind
celebrating with the snow
winter’s scattered art
Copyright © 2019-12-20, by Elizabeth Bennefeld.
All rights reserved.
Dry Leaves on the Grass
no more ideas
nothing to be done with that
but to keep still
listening from my silence
to the heartbeat of the world
Copyright © 2019-11-23, by Lizl Bennefeld. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2019-07-14, by Lizl Bennefeld.
night’s soft cloak
sun’s lingering warmth
summer’s breeze is redolent
with scents of sleeping flowers
Copyright © 2019-04-22, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Brewer’s prompt for Day 20: Write a dark poem.
During September and October, I was taking a six-week photography workshop online from
Andy Ilachinski via Shanti Arts. Didn’t get in much off-topic writing during that time. Quite absorbing.
I decided to go back to yesterday’s poetry prompts list and write a poem to go with my favorite grasshopper photograph.
Brewer: “For today’s prompt, pick an insect (any insect), make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Praying Mantis,” “Ants,” and “Grasshoppers.” I’ll even except other creepy crawlies, like spiders, slugs, and leeches (shiver). Sorry in advance if this prompt gives you the heebie-jeebies; feel free to use insect repellent in your verse.”
Suave Photo Subject (Photo © by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld. All rights reserved).
one warm summer day
a debonair grasshopper
dines on a flower
spotting a street photographer
he grins between bites and bows
Copyright © 2018-04-14, by Elizabeth Bennefeld.
Originally published on
The Moments Between blog.