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Tucked in | #NaPoWriMo2019, Na/GloWriMo2019

new ice forming

after sunset
ice reforms on quiet waters
tucking in the warm

Copyright © 2019-04-09, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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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.

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Day 7 – Words Fail Me | #NaPoWriMo2019

Prompt: Write a nonet, a nine-line poem, with the first line containing nine syllables, the next eight, so on until the last line has one syllable. (Cuyahoga County Public Library)

Words Fail Me

Sometimes the shape of each letter is
more compelling than words’ meanings.
Playing tricks on sore eyes,
they duck and vanish
into the mist
of fatigue.
Fail to
speak.

Copyright © 2019-04-07, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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Day 6 | When evening turns to night #NaPoWriMo2019

Prompt: Describe what you hear.
western sky after sunset

from the darkness
birds call out their parting songs
the day is done…now
rest

Copyright © 2019-04-06, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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April 5: Ice and willow leaves | #NaPoWriMo

Frozen in Place

ice underfoot
branches bare but for last fall’s leaves
grass of greens and browns
slow turning of the seasons
while nature holds its breath

Copyright © 2019-04-05, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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Walk in the Garden #NaPoWriMo

the older Scamper considering a drop to the path

a walk in the garden
snow deeper than me, head and tail…
no rabbits

Copyright © 2019-04-03, Lizl Bennefeld, text and photo.

Also posted on The Moments Between.

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April 2: Quietly

Prompt from Brewer at Writer’s Digest:

And today is actually a special day: Two for Tuesday! Pick one prompt or use both…your choice! (1) Write a worst case poem. What’s the worst that could happen? (2) Write a best case poem. Take the worst and reverse it!

death of oceans
anaerobic luminescence
deserts without breath

bright colors on the water
moonlight’s dance on silent waves

Copyright © 2019-04-02, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Cross-posted to my Quilted Poetry blog.

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April 1st: What do you hear?

two geese overhead
flying low and fast…they cry
HERE… WE’RE COMING…HERE

Copyright © 2019-04-01, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Beautiful sight and sounds greeted me as I stepped into the back yard at late morning.

 

 

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Getting ready for National/Global Poetry Writing Month 2019. This year, the theme for the poets I write with is “Bring Your Own Prompt”.

trees in the golden hour
Sound Stage

evening bird calls
intersecting labyrinths of sound . . .
lost echoes

Copyright © 2019-03-30, by Liz Bennefeld.