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Day 4: Dragonfly, Perspectives | #napowrimo2018

Dragonfly

Prompt for Day 4 from the NaHaiWriMo page on Facebook.

Sleepy dragonfly…
reconsider this day’s world
shifting perspectives

warmth and rest can set thoughts free
transforming dreams into flight

Copyright © 2018-04-04, by Lizl 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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The Marsh’s Edge (27 November 2017)

tall cattails in marshy ground
cattails

marsh’s edge
red-winged blackbirds celebrate
new-hatched chicks
 
clinging to his reedy stalk,
feathers fluffed, the father sings

Copyright © by Elizabeth Bennefeld, 2017-11-27
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Neglected Chores (24 November 2017)

stack of clothing on a chair
Neglected Chores

stacks of clothes
worn and freshly laundered
gather dust

the outside world fades away
when words are singing in my mind

Copyright © 2017-11-24, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Spring Blizzard (22 November 2017)

icicles shaped by strong, cold winds
Icicle Teeth

brisk arctic winds
spring clouds from the south
wind sculpted ice

icicle teeth hang from branches
threatening spring tulips

Copyright © 2017-11-22, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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Outside War, Inside (21 November 2017)

bifurcated
forcibly polarized world
no in-between

dark skin or white…no gender
pushed to declare a side

Copyright © 2017-11-21, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Prompt from PoetryPotion: “The war inside”

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Ragged Sunlight (20 November 2017)

 

sharp north winds
broken cloud cover
ragged sunlight

winter…refuge from the heat
cold seeps into these old bones

Copyright © 2017-11-20, by Elizabeth (Lizl) Bennefeld.

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Night Sounds (17 November 2017)

For Day 17, the prompt I chose is “ember”

tea leaves and night sounds
a steel pot on warm embers
battered cups

distractions discarded
we talk about what matters

— Elizabeth W. “Lizl” Bennefeld, copyright © 2017-11-19.

Prompt: “ember” from Day 16th’s list on NaHaiWriMo, since on the 16th I wrote a poem from among the prompts for November 14.

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Memories (15 November 2017)

banked camp fire
glowing embers toast
the last s’mores

laughter and hot cocoa
childhood memories of love

Copyright © by Elizabeth “Lizl” Bennefeld, 2017-11-15

 

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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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Partly Cloudy (13 November 2017)

This is a poem that I wrote for the “Ronovan Writes Haiku” weekly poetry writing challenge, for which two words are provided as prompts and synonyms are allowed. Haiku are, for purposes of the challenge, defined as 5-7-5 format…or writer’s choice, which often includes tanka, senryu, and, I expect, katauta and sedoka. Haven’t really kept track of all the variances. I first published this poem on my Quilted Poetry website: Partly Cloudy (Ronovan Writes Haiku).

alluring stars…
between dusk and daylight
so short a time
dreams drift past like clouds
some bring rain and others, snow
     Copyright © Elizabeth Bennefeld, 2017-11-13

 

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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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Blanket of light (10 November 2017)

night sky
fiery blanket of light
a sea of stars

broad enough to span a life
deep enough to hide within

Copyright © 2017-11-10, by Elizabeth “Lizl” Bennefeld.

Source: QuiltedPoetry.net – Poem a day, Day 10

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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.

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