murmuring of wind
the chill taste of springtime snow
a shake of thunder
Copyright © by 27 April 2017, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.
NaHaiWriMo prompt for Day 27: “shake of thunder”.
There has been much back-and-forth on our poetry association’s mailing list about contemporary English haiku. I am feeling my way.
bare dirt heaped
where a bush used to grow
our only mountain
Copyright © 24 April 2017, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.
I chose the “horizon” prompt from nahaiwrimo and wrote this poem in consideration of the weekend’s wet and windy weather.
a day of rest
on the horizon
the sun peers through heavy clouds
forecast, partly wet
frogs take heart in the damp dawn
I stoke the fire, heat the tea
“a day of rest”. Copyright © 24 April 2017, by Elizabeth Bennefeld.
NaHaiWriMo prompt: shooting star
Jeweled shooting stars
line the wooded limestone path
on which I wander.
Copyright © 22 April 2017, by Elizabeth Bennefeld.
The Jeweled Shooting Star is a wildflower that grows in Minnesota.
NaHaiWriMo’s prompt (as offered on our small NaPoWriMo writing list) for April 15, was “feather”. I now have a photograph to go with my poem.
feathers, twigs and grass
sparrows, each spring, build a nest
home’s where children are
Home, Sweet Home. Copyright © 2017-04-15, by Lizl Bennefeld.