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Day 18 – From Solid Ground | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

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Skyscape

from the mountaintop
I was always looking down
in dells I look up

peaks provide a heady view
but in valleys, heaven’s light

[tanka]. Copyright © 2019-11-18, by Liz Bennefeld.

Written to #RonovanWrites #Haiku weekly challenge prompt: Valley & Peak

 

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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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Eventide

budding branches in a still evening against light cloud cover
Resting Winds

the wind rests quiet on the land
faint sunlight shrinks behind
tree branches and blue clouds
pasted on a blue-grey sky

birds sing summonings
then nestle into nests
for warmth throughout
a night with which the cold
returns too soon

cling to the cold, a shield
against the warming days

Copyright © 2018-05-11, by Lizl Bennefeld.

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One-upmanship

a murder of crows gathered in the crown of the cottonwood tree
Crows in the Treetops

crows caw overhead
landing on high branches
taking off again

the loudest bird will settle
only for the highest perch

Copyright © 2017-10-07, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.