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Winter ornaments

leaves in the snow
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.

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Day 29 – On the occasion | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

dragonfly on a Sweet William flower
dragonfly

BIRTHDAYS

measuring time—
twenty-five or thirty-some years
yet to go … or less
looking at past records
of family births and deaths

my dad felt a hundred years
was too long to stick around for
my mother thought that ninety-four
was quite a bit too short
neither was pleased

don’t know what I’ll think
when my world and I transform
when time becomes eternity
maybe I’ll notice, or perhaps I’ll
forget what came before

Copyright © 2019-11-29, by Liz Bennefeld. All rights reserved.


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Day 23 – Listening | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

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.


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Day 22 – Between Seasons | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

b+w leaves on snow


in-between weather
too warm to wear the snow boots…
too cold for slippers

Copyright © 2019-11-22, by Liz Bennefeld.


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Day 21 – A Powdered Sugar Day | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

powdered snow, falling


powdered-sugar snow
too small to descend slowly
tumbles through the wind
blowing under inside doors
filling outside’s tiny cracks

Copyright © 2019-11-21, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.


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Day 13 – Unsettled Winter | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

pile of brown, fallen leaves on top of the snow in the front yard
Intermission

 


 

restless leaves dance
across the newly white grass
never still for long

errant winds stir them around
shaking off the falling snow

tanka. Copyright © 2019•11•13, Liz Bennefeld.

 

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Sunday meditation

morning light
Syrphid’s shadow
wind’s caress

Copyright © 2019-07-14, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Day 25 Springtime Joy #GloPoWriMo #NaPoWriMo

tulips in the side garden
Joy in Springtime

 

warm winds and raindrops
filling up the tulip cups…
sliding down long leaves

Copyright © 2019-04-25, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Day 12: Summer Memories | NaPoWriMo2019

Also published on my WordPress blog, The Moments Between.

collage of wildflower photos
Summer Memories

 

pictures tucked away at end of summer…
        promises of winter’s end

Copyright © 2019-04-12, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

LOGO FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

 

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Day 8 – Use the kimo poetic form

the remnants of a snowdrift in the front yard, bereathing its last
Melting Snowdrift (2019-04-08)

Write a kimo, an Israeli form that tends to capture a moment (like a photograph in words), using three unrhymed lines with syllable count 10, 7, 6. (Cuyahoga County Public Library)

ice crystals scattered in a shrinking patch
glistening in the sunlight…
exhaling their last breaths

Copyright © 2019-04-08, by Lizl Bennefeld.

My first poem for this Monday was written for the Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge, and can be found on my Quilted Poetry blog: River’s Crest.