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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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Courses/Workshops Finding Everyday Inspiration Life through my Windows Photography Poetry Writing

In its own shadow

The tanka practice in week three of the workshop continues. This is one of the practice poems that I think I will not submit to the workshop leader; it feels like just an extended haiku. I like the flower, though. Seems as though I need a photograph, or at least a picture in my mind’s eye, in order to get started. And I’d always thought that I’m not a “visual” person.

yellow california poppy, its leaves casting shadows on the petals
In its Own Shadow

shadow leaves
brown on gold petals
celebrate color
poppy flowers bask
in the summer sun

Copyright © 2017-09-27, by Elizabeth Wicker Bennefeld.

 

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Courses/Workshops Finding Everyday Inspiration Life through my Windows Lifestyle Writing

Everyday Inspiration: Poetry Workshop

Beginning on Monday, 11 September, and continuing for four weeks, I am taking part in an online poetry workshop: Introduction to Japanese Poetry. It is a “hands-on”, writing workshop, which I expect to enjoy immensely. I’ve a book by the instructor, Naomi Wakan: Haiku: One Breath Poetry, which I have put aside for the time being, while I am working the workshop exercises.