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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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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 23, Waking Early #NaPoWriMo

 

dawn light scattered
trembling green-gold sparkles
dewdrops in the grass

Copyright © 2019-04-23, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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Day 15: Two Poems #NaPoWriMo

leaf and late-day shadow on concrete

To a dead leaf, lost on concrete

I found myself considering the sadness of leaves and seeds that fall where they can neither decompose nor have the opportunity to germinate and grow. And so, on a (serious) whimsy, I promised the residue on the garage floor that when I was finished with taking their photographs, there, I would gather up them all and return them to the outdoors, where they may decay, or sprout, and live again.

I cry for the leaves on the garage floor
thrown out in new plastic bags
not renewing the soil

Copyright © 2019-04-15, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

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Hey, tone it down, there!
Pitch-and-Toss ain’t meant to be
no blame shoutin’ match.

Copyright © 2019-04-15, by Lizl Bennefeld. Written for #RonovanWrites weekly haiku poetry writing  challenge prompt: Pitch&Tone.

“Pitch-and-Toss” is a game of chance.

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Day 14 : Rain Showers | #NaPoWriMo

Fading Rainbow

unlooked-for rainbows

after clouds whose showers bathed

path and air…and me

Copyright © 2019-04-14, by Lizl Bennefeld.

A “view” poem, Brewer, day 13, Poetic Asides: Writers Digest.

 

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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.

 

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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 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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A Haiku and a Memorate #NaPoWriMo #NaGloPoWriMo

pinetree across the way, mid-March 2019
Tree in Winter

puppies by my feet
pine trees swayed by rising winds
and yet…stillness

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

Prompt: Write an Animal poem. (I think this prompt is yesterday’s.)

 

Mother’s Approval
a memorate

asleep, I saw her walk
toward me from the new workshop
she smiled and passed

waking, I recalled that she
had died before we built it

Copyright 2019-04-04, 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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Larger than life…

i would not rebel
against nature’s potpourri—
evening’s smoky reds

cold winter’s crusted snow…or
changing the world in my dreams

Copyright © 2018-08-22, by Elizabeth W. “Lizl” Bennefeld.

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No Rereads, Nothing More

Forgotten, Unread

no history
fires made of letters that I’ll never read again

Copyright © 2018/06/24, by E.W. Bennefeld.

No Forwarding Addresses

no correspondence between life and death
lights turned off

Copyright © 2018/06/24, by E.W. Bennefeld.

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Day 17: Aeronautics, Intermission | #NaPoWriMo2018

Dragonfly

Prompt from #RonovanWrites #Haiku – Original post with more photos.

sunlight on his wings
iridescent dragonfly
the joy of his dance

Copyright © 2018-04-17, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.

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Response Poem (29 November 2017)

Brewer: For today’s prompt, write a response poem. The poem can be a response to anything–a piece of news, some art, a famous (or not so famous) quotation, or whatever. However, I thought it might be a cool opportunity to respond to a poem that you’ve written this month. If both poems work, it could make an interesting dynamic to have two (or more) poems that interact with each other.

leaves on edge
dance to autumn’s wind
jeté…temps levé

Elizabeth Bennefeld, haiku: Autumn Dance, Copyright © 2017-10-18

yesterday, leaves fell
today they spiral upwards
reaching for the sky

as nature strives for balance
who falls down, must rise again

Elizabeth Bennefeld, tanka, Copyright © 2017-11-29

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Shine (26 November 2017)

autumn leaf, cotoneaster shrub, sunlight shining through
Golden Light

sunshine through leaves
kissed by frost…changing color
golden light

Copyright © 2017-11-26, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Prompt: Brewer: shine

 

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Harvesting Fog (14 November 2017)

Nahaiwrimo: droplet

harvest mountain fog
catch droplets on nets—water
to green the desert
— Elizabeth Bennefeld, 2017-11-14
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Fog and Ice (11, 12 November 2017)

NaHaiWriMo prompts for days 11 and 12: fog and ice

early dawn
fog above the river
veiled hills

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

ice along the shore
the tree twigs and branches
coated with rime

Copyright © 2017-11-12, by Elizabeth “Lizl” Bennefeld.

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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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Breath of Morning (November 6, 2017)

the breath of morning
tints eastern skies … as night’s hand
tucks away its stars

Copyright © 2017-11-06, by Lizl Bennefeld.

I went through a number of variations on this. Still not sure which one I like the best. This, which I mailed in for my poem-a-day group, or the adaptation I used for Ronovan Writes Haiku weekly challenge.  Or perhaps one of the drafts that I deleted.

 

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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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November Weather (3 November 2017)

Today’s prompt is from The Daily Poet: What’s The Weather Out There?
tiny snowflakes drift
down in slow motion…to ground
too warm to hold them
Copyright © 2017-11-03, by Lizl Bennefeld.

 

Also, I made a stab at using the prompt for today from the NaHaiWriMo page: hurricane

 

hurricane of sights
cacophony of noises
chaos on chaos

worlds don’t end by fire or ice
but buried by falling stars

Copyright © 2017-11-03, by Lizl Bennefeld.