Inspirations, Ideas, and Reflections

 

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...

NaHaiWriMo Day 6

The prompt for today's haiku is "cutting the grass." As you will see, I use the actual phrase in my haiku. cutting the grass a far-off memory winter rye I also wrote a different sort of haiku: big bluestem dreaming in technicolor Tomorrow's prompt is very specific:...

NaHaiWriMo Day 5

A new week and a new snowfall! It's a picturesque day here in central Pennsylvania. I hope you had a nice weekend wherever you were. Today's prompt is "listening to the radio." someone's radio beachside waves come and go Tomorrow's prompt is "cutting the lawn." Until...

NaHaiWriMo Day 4

Happy Sunday - Today's haiku is a one line poem. I enjoy writing one line haiku. Not all haiku lend themselves to a one line format, but this one seems to. One line haiku are successful when they can be read in a number of ways. garlic chives tender wild greens a...

NaHaiWriMo Day 3

Today's haiku is loosely based on the prompt "Greek coffee", and honors my maternal grandfather, Curt Meyn, both a coffee lover and a wonderful grandfather. Grandad's a.m. coffee the excitement I didn't understand Tomorrow's prompt is cream cheese with chives. Best...

NaHaiWriMo Day 2

Today's prompt is "railroad ties". Some of you know that my father, Jules Burgevin, is a painter, as well as someone who is passionate about trains. Over the years Dad has done some great paintings of trains. I have his permission to use images of two of them for...

NaHaiWriMo Day 1

Happy February! Today's haiku is about taking a bite out of a taco. I composed two haiku with this prompt: taco moon taking a bite out of winter midwinter bean sprouts on my taco Tomorrow's prompt is "railroad ties". I want to give a shout out for my students who are...

National Haiku Writing Month

The month of February is almost upon us, and that means it's time for National Haiku Writing Month! To get things rolling I am sharing a haiku I wrote during the cold spell in early January: sub-zero day a trio of bluebirds It is a pleasure to connect with you during...