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Monarch Butterflies, The Dawning and Capacity

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #78 Vast&ClearhaikuchallengeMartha and her daughter, Crissa, are prepping Martha’s bedroom to paint. It will be later in the day before she has time to write.

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I have my coffee at my desk and I’ve had time to let my muse to register a subject for my first haiku.

Monarch Butterflies

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Monarch Butterflies
Spread broad wings, ready, take-off
Fly from cold to warmth
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Extraordinary,
Beautiful luminous days
Spent in Mexico

Journey to Mexico's butterfly sanctuaries and stand among hundreds of millions of monarchs as they complete their remarkable migration.

Martha’s two haiku for our enjoyment.
dawning
The Dawning
Immeasurable
love, no reciprocation
It’s clear to me now
capacity
Capacity
Vast unused knowledge
idles in cerebellum
clearly missing spark!

 

 

Joy, Shepherds and Angels, Haunting

haiku-challenge-imageRonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #76 Sing&Day

Meredith & Martha 2 x 2

 

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Joy

It’s that time of year
I’m humming Christmas carols
To bring joy each day

shepherds and angels

 

Shepherds and Angels

Shepherds tend their flock
Listen! Angel’s hosannas
Go, find swaddled babe

 

by Meredith

Amy Grant sings Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

 

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glasses

Haunting
moisten fingertip
and swirl lightly on the rim
make wine sing today

big band sound

 

Good Ole Days
golden days of sound
big bands delightful music
dancing with crooner
by Martha
Jingle Bells and other songs- 1942 Woody Herman (Carolyn Grey & group

 

Start and Hot

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Ronovan sponsors a haiku challenge each week. Martha and I participate, each in our own way. Martha sits, writes and counts; I like syllable counter to compose.

 

by Martha

unnamedVC0CCGJZPreparation

Pondering the start
for worthwhile projects will
oft heat the desire.

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Nuisance
Please don’t start with me!
Badgering and pestering
only makes me hot!

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by Meredith

tamalesHot Tamales

Hot tamale urge
Start by begging aubela
Make meat filled masa
 pink afghan
Create
Choose a hot color
Begin a crocheted afghan.
End with work of art

 

 

Tears & Wine

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We, Martha and I, look forward to Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenge. This week the prompt words are tears & wine. If you’ve never tried haiku,  there’s no time like this week. Ronovan provides websites and helps you get started.

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by Meredith

Frivolity

Friends share a bottle
to be transparent, and talk
Laugh until we cry

wine

lachramoyse

Lachrymose

Despair overtakes
Tears flow freely between sobs
Desist, have some wine

desist


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by Martha

Red, Red, Wine

Bold, dark, red wine
poured slowly in my goblet
slips from my hand, tears!
soft tears
Obloquy
Lips tasting of wine.
Sweet ecstasy with my love.
Harsh, rash words brings tears

Luck and Hope

ronovan_writes_haiku_prompt_badge_autumn_2014It’s Monday and all aspiring poets know to look for Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge.

by Meredith

blessings

Fortune

A stroke of fortune
bears a bit of happiness
to recall in strife

by Martha

lifeLife Forces
Serendipity
merits little in our lives
Choices, love and hope

Five and Thrive

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Join us this week and try writing haiku. Ronovan gives you instruction if you need them.

by Meredith

pat summitPat Summit

Pat Summit, renowned
Lady Vol basketball coach
Brings five to succeed

pears

Pears

My five luscious pears
Ripe and ready to enjoy
Care caused them to thrive

Free and Think

challenge-54Put your thinking cap on, it’s time for haiku! Ronovan presents this challenge every week. Everyone is welcome to participate.

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by Meredith

free thinker

you say free thinking
is your mode, live untethered
without a life code

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Breakup
Your brow is furrowed
Don’t fret, let me relieve you
Focus! I don’t care

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by Martha
goldfish
Freedom

Unhampered I am
to love, to give, to accept.
I believe I will!

butterfly

Butterfly
Flittering on air
free to linger or soar high
No thought seems needed