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Miscellanea Poetry Writing

Day 15 – In the Middle | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

edge of town, looking south
The Edge of Memories

Recognizing the inevitable loss of friends, family members, and mentors over the years.

mourning once again
the loss of those who loved me
who brightened my life

locked themselves away from me—
walked away . . . I stand alone

Copyright © Liz Bennefeld, 2019-11-16.

Day 15 prompt: a “middle” poem

Edited to add: Another in the previous generation of relatives just died this morning; he was 95 years old. Alert and lucid to the end; a low blood oxygen level for a couple days, and then his heart just stopped beating.

 

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Miscellanea Poetry Writing

Day 16 – Leaves on the Ground | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

willow leaves and grass in melting November snow

like autumn leaves
at the edge of winter
brown on green
dreaming of the halcyon days
that are surely yet to come

Copyright © 2019-11-16, by Liz Bennefeld. All rights reserved.

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Day 14 – Respite | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

shaded river path
rippling water’s cheerful song
soft grass underfoot

nature’s essence soothes the heart
calms the sorrows of the soul

[tanka]. Copyright © 2019-11-14, by Liz Bennefeld.

Written to #RonovanWrites #Haiku weekly challenge prompt: Nature & Nurture

Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay

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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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Day 12 – Nature’s Puppeteer | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

black and white fallen leaves on the ground
Autumn Dances

 

swirling on the path
fall leaves dance to nature’s tune
just before the snow

haiku. Copyright © 2019•11•12, Liz Bennefeld.

 

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Day 9 – Wardrobe Salvage | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

Prompt: article of clothing

kibbles…then dessert
threads tangled in teeth and paws
my sock in his mouth

salvage. Copyright © by Liz Bennefeld,
2019-11-09, all rights reserved.

 

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Day 8 – Cupcake Winter | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

Running on Snow

 

more than a dusting
but not a second layer…
frosting on the path

cupcake winter, senryu. Copyright © by Liz Bennefeld,
2019-11-08, all rights reserved.

 

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Day 7 – Perspective | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

clouded sky

leaves upon the road
farther, the first quarter moon
clouds and tree branches

wayward breezes stir the waves
moonlight is lost in the sky

Copyright © Lizl Bennefeld, 2019-11-07.

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Miscellanea Poetry Writing

Day 4 – Sky on Fire | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

warning sirens howl
baying at a veiled moon
mingled mist and smoke

Copyright © 2019-11-04, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Prompt: RonovanWrites Haiku Weekly Poetry Challenge for 2019-11-04. First posted to my Quilted Poetry blog on WordPress.

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Day 3 – Stage Fright | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

standing on a stage
without a script or cue cards
feeling out of place

I wonder, what comes next?
when the final curtain drops?

Copyright © 2019-11-03, by Lizl Bennefeld.