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Life through my Windows Poetry Writing

Awakened at 0430

awakened from sleep
hard rain against the window
thunder coming near

memories of walking, wet and
reveling in dark winds

Copyright © 2019-07-17, by Lizl 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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Late at Night

book lying open on the sofa with dog toys
One Chapter Not Yet Read

the ticking clock
restless sounds of puppy dreams…
one unread chapter

curtains closed against the dark
stars above adorn the night

Copyright © 2017-12-18, by Lizl Bennefeld. All rights reserved.

 

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Finding Everyday Inspiration Life through my Windows Lifestyle NaPoWriMo Poetry Writing

Sleepy Ocean (November 7, 2017)

ripples slide onshore
whispering along the sand—
night songs in moonlight
as the restless ocean sighs…
falls more deeply into sleep

Copyright © 2017-11-07, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.

NaHaiWriMo prompt for 7 Nov. 2017: sigh

 

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Fading Rainbow

half-arc of a rainbow at mid-afternoon in the eastern sky
Rainbow, Disappearing

‘fading rainbow’

rainbows fade too soon
turning to vapor as night
falls upon the sky

mist rises at the new moon
the night sky falls toward the Earth

 

Copyright © 2017-06-18, by Lizl Bennefeld.
All rights reserved.

As the last traces of the afternoon’s rainbow faded away, I found myself regretting that it would not…that they never remain long enough to satisfy that in me which longs for a rainbow at the end of the storm. One must pay attention to the rainbow when it appears, remember it, and bring the memory out again as the need arises. Much more need for a rainbow, much more often than they find themselves in the sky. They’re not to be ignored or discounted. One puts aside trivial chores to count the colors and mark their disappearance as they fade again.