Inspirations, Ideas, and Reflections

 

NaHaiWriMo Day 18

Greetings! "Obi sash" is the order of the day. Here are two versions of the same haiku with a sprinkle of humor in the second: her white boots and obi sash morning snowfall morning snowfall my dog's white boots and obi sash Tomorrow's inspiration will come from "the...

NaHaiWriMo Day 17

I hope you have some nice plans for the weekend. Today's prompt "washing a car to make it rain" inspired me in an unexpected way. It led me to think about wishes, what I wish for, and the idiom, "be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." Here is the end...

NaHaiWriMo Day 16

My chickadee haiku is dedicated to my dad who is as social and curious as a chickadee. willow thicket a small flock of chickadees engages us Tomorrow's prompt is "washing a car to make it rain."

NaHaiWriMo Day 15

As you may recall, the prompt for today's haiku is "daffodils in the breeze." bread and butter daffodils and jonquils a spring staple I've also written two separate, short, blended word haiku on this same topic and I hope you enjoy reading them. Growing up with...

NaHaiWriMo Day 14

Happy Valentine's Day! Today's haiku had to have a little romance in it. I've written two versions of the same haiku. If you have time, let me know your preference. Thanks! taffy pull boy at the fair tugging at my heartstrings handmade taffy boy at the fair pulling on...

NaHaiWriMo Day 13

Today's haiku is about the little grocery store on the corner. Red&White: now even bigger values lake breeze Tomorrow's prompt is "pulling taffy." Be well!

NaHaiWriMo Day 12

My haiku for the 12th of February are, once again, loosely based on the prompt "the button on the top of a baseball cap." I hope you don't mind reading more than one! soft rain sorting glass buttons pearl buttons how many seasons of moon gazing Tomorrow's prompt is...

NaHaiWriMo Day 11

Today's haiku is inspired by "Pilsner glasses." Tomorrow's prompt is "the button at the top of a baseball cap." Enjoy the...

NaHaiWriMo Day 10

Happy Weekend! Today's haiku is based on the prompt "Indian cotton shirt." If you are interested to learn about how I approached writing this haiku, I have included a description of my writing process below my signature. cheese-cloth lavender scones over birdsong...

NaHaiWriMo Day 9

Both of today's haiku are about heat/beating the heat, a foreign concept for those of us in the northeast and midwest, including my daughter, Sena, who is in the midst of a heavy, midwest snowstorm in Chicago today. attic heat a chrysanthemum's falling petals My haiku...

NaHaiWriMo Day 8

We're beginning the second week of NaHaiWriMo. Thanks for your thoughtful replies to my haiku and thanks for reading my poems. Today's prompt is "paint box." I've written two haiku. Both are about my uncle who is a muralist. When I doubt I have the energy to finish a...

NaHaiWriMo Day 7

I am in the midst of a snowstorm while trying to compose a haiku about meteor showers. Recalling summers gone by is a fun exercise on a day like today! Today's haiku is dedicated to my student, Owen Scott-Smith, who wrote a winning haiku last year for the United...