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Day 29 – On the occasion | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

dragonfly on a Sweet William flower
dragonfly

BIRTHDAYS

measuring time—
twenty-five or thirty-some years
yet to go … or less
looking at past records
of family births and deaths

my dad felt a hundred years
was too long to stick around for
my mother thought that ninety-four
was quite a bit too short
neither was pleased

don’t know what I’ll think
when my world and I transform
when time becomes eternity
maybe I’ll notice, or perhaps I’ll
forget what came before

Copyright © 2019-11-29, by Liz Bennefeld. All rights reserved.


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Day 24 – Butterfly Memories | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

painted lady butterfly on an open black-eyed susan flowerflower

cloudy skies
threatening late-autumn snow
leaves on the wind

memories of butterflies
flower pollen, gentle breeze

Copyright © by Lizl Bennefeld,
2019-11-24. All rights reserved.

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Day 23 – Listening | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

Dry Leaves on the Grass

no more ideas
nothing to be done with that
but to keep still
listening from my silence
to the heartbeat of the world

Copyright © 2019-11-23, by Lizl Bennefeld. All rights reserved.


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Day 22 – Between Seasons | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

b+w leaves on snow


in-between weather
too warm to wear the snow boots…
too cold for slippers

Copyright © 2019-11-22, by Liz Bennefeld.


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Day 21 – A Powdered Sugar Day | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

powdered snow, falling


powdered-sugar snow
too small to descend slowly
tumbles through the wind
blowing under inside doors
filling outside’s tiny cracks

Copyright © 2019-11-21, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.


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Day 6 – Autumn Leaves | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

Autumn Collage

leaves in the front yard
brown, windblown collages
snow melted and gone

looking forward once again
to icy streets and soft snow

[tanka.] Copyright © 2019-11-18, Liz Bennefeld. All rights reserved.

Filling in for a missing day.

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Miscellanea Poetry Writing

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 5 – Pleasure | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

 

sleepy puppies
Fast Asleep

puppies on my bed
keeping warm my feet and heart
sheltered from the cold

[senryu.] Copyright © 2019-11-17, Liz Bennefeld. All rights reserved.

Prompt for day 5: “pleasure” poem

A bit of catch-up, here. Still behind more than a few prompts.

 

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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.