Life through my Windows Miscellanea Poetry Writing

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.

Life through my Windows Miscellanea Photography Poetry Writing

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.

Miscellanea Poetry Writing

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



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


Miscellanea Poetry Writing

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

Life through my Windows Miscellanea Photography Poetry Writing

Day 13 – Unsettled Winter | Poem a Day (NaNoWriMo)

pile of brown, fallen leaves on top of the snow in the front yard



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.


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.


Finding Everyday Inspiration Life Happens Lifestyle Poetry Writing

Memorial Day Memories

photos of my parents in the 1940s
In Memory

I found myself
wondering why my parents
haven’t phoned, today

I’m caught up short, remembering
they’re on Heaven’s direct line

Copyright © 2019-05-27, Memorial Day, by Lizl Bennefeld.

Memorial Day was “our” family holiday. It’s now my remembering. After my parents were discharged, they returned to Father’s home town to realize their life’s long-held dream of raising lots of children, together. (Eventually, there were nine of us, seven living into adulthood.) My father was groundskeeper (one of many jobs) and then the sexton, of the village cemetery, and we children, while growing up, worked with him to get the grounds ready for the Memorial Day observances. Mother was in the Navy, and Father was in the Army, separated overseas, but both serving in the Pacific Theater. (In uniform).

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Day 24 : Just different #NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo

complete as me

i’m just me
not alone…but separate
a narrow focus

what goes wrong outside this room
does not change what i can do

Lizl Bennefeld, 2019-04-24

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Day 22. Transformation #NaPoWriMo

Monday’s prompt words (from RonovanWrites Haiku weekly challenge) were action and friction:

action of raindrops
friction of waves on the shore
dry wind across stone

nature—micron by micron—
reshapes oceans and the land

Copyright © 2019-04-22, by Lizl Bennefeld.