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Day 8: Late Snowfall | #NaPoWriMo2018

tulip shoots, nibbled by rabbits between late snowstorms
Nibbled

tulips pushing through
loam to newly fallen snow
wait in line for spring

our rabbits, lacking new grass,
nibble tender tulip shoots

Copyright © 2018-04-08, by Elizabeth Bennefeld.

We have a lot of rabbits in our yard and the surrounding neighborhood, which we appreciate, since they provide a lot of exercise for our dogs. First thing in the morning, they are eager to go outside and check for rabbits who’ve stayed out eating past the softer light of sunrise. They have such fun! Especially when the rabbits run off in different directions…or taunt the dogs by making an extra detour around the garden shed before slipping out through the fence.

 

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Distant Silence | WP Weekly Photo Challenge

jet plane vapor trail across the eastern sky at morning, tree branches in the foreground
Morning Vapor Trail

 

like a vapor trail
barely visible against
the sky…too far
away to hear a sound
as life begins and ends

Copyright © 2018-01-18, by Lizl Bennefeld.

WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence.

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Season Transformation April 2013

Photographs from an earlier, very “weathery” year

tall snowdrifts in front of the garden shed door on 15 April 2013
15 April 2013 Blizzard
aftermath of freezing rain, gale-force winds, and subsequent snow as the temperature plummeted
20 April 2013 Wind-Driven Ice

brisk arctic winds
spring clouds from the south
wind sculpted ice

see-through teeth hang from branches
threatening spring tulips

Copyright © 2017-11-22, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Tulips in a Sheltered Spot
20 April 2013

WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

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Blanket of light (10 November 2017)

night sky
fiery blanket of light
a sea of stars

broad enough to span a life
deep enough to hide within

Copyright © 2017-11-10, by Elizabeth “Lizl” Bennefeld.

Source: QuiltedPoetry.net – Poem a day, Day 10

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Cold Winds (9 November 2017)

bare branches in November

 

geese and frigid winds
flow south…ragged array
their loud cries

— Elizabeth W. Bennefeld
Copyright © 2017-11-09

NaHaiWriMo prompt for this day: “flow”.

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Water Puddle (8 November 2017)

sky underfoot

after rain
water puddle mirror
sky underfoot

Copyright © 2017-11-08, by Elizabeth Bennefeld.

Writing a poem a day during November 2017.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

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Sleepy Ocean (November 7, 2017)

ripples slide onshore
whispering along the sand—
night songs in moonlight
as the restless ocean sighs…
falls more deeply into sleep

Copyright © 2017-11-07, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.

NaHaiWriMo prompt for 7 Nov. 2017: sigh

 

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Swoop Down (5 November 2017) | #NaHaiWriMo

peregrine’s swoop
grasping talons…beating wings
flickertail feathers

Copyright © 2017-11-05, by Elizabeth W. (Lizl) Bennefeld.

Prompt: #NaHaiWriMo : Swoop

 

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New Snow (4 November 2017)

Rabbit Tracks

 

blanket of new snow
puffy clouds hold in earth’s warmth
rabbit tracks melt first

Copyright © November 4, 2017, by Elizabeth W. (Lizl) Bennefeld.

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One-upmanship

a murder of crows gathered in the crown of the cottonwood tree
Crows in the Treetops

crows caw overhead
landing on high branches
taking off again

the loudest bird will settle
only for the highest perch

Copyright © 2017-10-07, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.