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Winter 2017 Haiku set
early dark
as clouds take over the sky
a cold wind promises snow
silent snow-filled street
no school buses
no bells
day of the dead
standing in emptiness
black branches scratching the moon
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Literature
Summer 2017 Haiku Set
osprey and Cessna
white wings the only bright spots
in a storm cloud sky
walking home
weaving through the neighborhood
searching for shade
first sign of fall
horse's coats get soft
as winter fur starts to grow
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Literature
NaPoWriMo 2017 Week 4
31
peach tree
a springtime firework
just the tips of the branches in bloom
30
one hole in the clouds
breathing in
enjoying that spot of sun
29
this morning's light dusting
may be tonight's
branch-breaking weight
28
at the grocery store
no water milk or bread
a storm must be coming
27
sunny and warm
a sudden chill
as the clouds arrive
26
never noticed this little cut
until I put lime juice
in my Pho
25
slow grazing
my horse leaves a wake
of shorter grass
24
sure sign of spring
found a baseball
in the park
23
feels like spring
pastures starting to green
duck pairs in the pond
22
rainy night
now all the horses
have black legs
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Literature
NaPoWriMo 2017 Week 3
21
the smell of hot dogs
transports my mind
to summertime
20
craigslist meet
just how many red jeeps
frequent the teahouse?
19
neighbor mowing his lawn
refuses to look
at mine
18
smell of rain
gradually the day darkens
as the clouds roll in
17
high-pitched squeak
dry branches
scratch the fenceline
16
not yet used to
the annual spring cacaphony
of red-winged blackbirds
15
hot spring day
shaggy horses
sweaty in the sun
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Literature
NaPoWriMo 2017 Week 2
14
it's just marriage
I chose the same-color shirt
before I saw what you were wearing
13
home sick
but the cats are too happy
to let me sleep
12
the kitten hurries
across the forbidden table
to the windowsill
11
spring snow
broken branches
white blossoms on white drift
10
muddy boots
banished to the back porch
attract the first flies of the year
9
last table is by the door
a cold wind every time
someone arrives
8
exciting movie
I'm glued to my seat-
with gum, too...
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Literature
NaPoWriMo 2017 Week 1
7
in the elevator
I smell perfume
a lovely ghost
6
spring snow
flannel sheets
brought out again
5
snowy morning
hearing the screech of brakes
I freeze over my scrambling eggs
4
a little more sleep-
just the five minutes
between 7:30 and 8:30
3
chalk art
on the school sidewalks
sparrows play hopscotch
2
crying in the supermarket
over the sympathy cards
none of them can imagine
the defunct collection of tennis balls
and left-behind leash
1
a bit insulted
to get the senior price
but not complaining
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Literature
Biting Pear of Salamanca
Salamancan plain
tourists, don't turn your backs
beware the pear
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Haikuwrimo Feb2017
28
signs of spring
longer evenings
and shedding horses
27
still day
quiet house
cats asleep
26
old bridle
another piece
replaced
25
slow falling snow
a blanket
silencing the street
24
tiny tiny tan moth
blends into the floor
baffling cats
23
February fire season
I worry
what August will be like
22 for Amy
gnarled apple tree
bent by the snow
of a hundred years
21
clouds slowly climbing
the mountain
20
midnight thunder-
kitten chasing her tail
in the bathtub
19
February haiku
should be about snow
not grass fires and short sleeves
18
once a Ute winter camp
our hiking trail
overlooks the cement plant
17
smell of bacon lingers
even the next day
I am hungry
16
winter rose bush
nothing but thorns
a windblown shirt blooms
15
after evacuation
time to go home-
my horse won't leave his new friend
14
dancing in the kitchen
to rediscovered song
funky funky
13
jeans still smell like smoke
once more
through the wash
12
side by side
dressage show horses
and shaggy backyard donkeys
11
last check on the
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Literature
Crucifix Corner
only six trees
stand watch today
over the white stones
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Hemenway Park
summer night
faraway laughter
as the stars begin to appear
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Moonrise
moonrise
clouds and mountains are dark
framing yellow sky
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Literature
harlequin
graduation
the masks are slipping
as we say goodbye
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Literature
falling
leaves are turning
and begin to fall
nights grow long
summer couples break up
before the start of school
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Literature
Snow Leopard
old cat tiptoeing
enjoys the snow
because the kitten won't cross it
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Literature
echoes
morning pasture so quiet
I hear the bicyclists talking
half a mile away
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Watcher
a bright eye peeking out
from behind the shower curtain
we try not to laugh
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RedDragonfly
The Black Cat Brigade
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Current Residence: born NV, now CO
Personal Quote: It IS one word, and I haven't finished it yet.
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Tanabata is a Japanese star festival that celebrates the reunion of Orihime (Vega) and Hikoboshi (Altair).  According to legend they are separated by the Amanogawa (Milky Way, lit. "heavenly river") and may only meet once per year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.

In present-day Japan people generally celebrate this day by writing wishes, often in the form of poetry, on small pieces of paper called tanzaku.  They hang these on bamboo, sometimes with other decorations.

Select a Prompt

  Star! Write a wish in the form of a poem. For bonus points create your own tanzaku and submit a drawing, painting, or photo of it (maybe even tied to a tree) along with your poem.

   Bullet; Blue  Write about reunion with a person, place, or object important to you.

   Bullet; Purple  Write about the night sky.


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early dark
as clouds take over the sky
a cold wind promises snow


silent snow-filled street
no school buses
no bells


day of the dead
standing in emptiness
black branches scratching the moon
Winter 2017 Haiku set
Will be updated as I am able.
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osprey and Cessna
white wings the only bright spots
in a storm cloud sky


walking home
weaving through the neighborhood
searching for shade


first sign of fall
horse's coats get soft
as winter fur starts to grow
From :iconsomnomolior:
My Questions:
1.What is the first thing you would do if you were God?
leave the world to the Goddess
2. Who do you love most in the world and why?
My wonderful husband, for all his support and caring
3. What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you?
Car accident where the transmission bounced off the glass right in front of my face. Safety glass, I love you.
4. What is your go-to comfort food?
chocolate
5. Do you have a pet/s?  If so tell me about it/them.
THEM, sorted by size. Sherlock the loving and willful horse. Luna the stunning socialite dog. Dante the totally rad cat. Ezio the maestro assassino cat. Kaylee the cheerful cat.
6.  Who would be first against the wall when your revolution comes?
anyone destroying the environment or other humans for sheer greed
7. What name would you give yourself that really suits your personality? Anything goes. I might name myself after an adventurer or a mountain, I like to face my fears. Aoraki.
8. Do you hate anyone?  Who and why?
back to question 6.
9. What is your favourite tree?
My pine tree Mom and Dad planted the spring after I was born.
10. What's love got to do with it?
everything
11. Which came first the chicken or the egg?
egg- dinosaurs you see.
12. If you have a best beloved what is your pet name for them?
Master of Disaster
13. What is the meaning of life?
love
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peach tree
a springtime firework
just the tips of the branches in bloom

30
one hole in the clouds
breathing in
enjoying that spot of sun

29
this morning's light dusting
may be tonight's
branch-breaking weight

28
at the grocery store
no water milk or bread
a storm must be coming

27
sunny and warm
a sudden chill
as the clouds arrive

26
never noticed this little cut
until I put lime juice
in my Pho

25
slow grazing
my horse leaves a wake
of shorter grass

24
sure sign of spring
found a baseball
in the park

23
feels like spring
pastures starting to green
duck pairs in the pond

22
rainy night
now all the horses
have black legs
NaPoWriMo 2017 Week 4
for April NaPoWriMo, which somehow I've decided to do even though February's HaikuWriMo seems not very far in the past.

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JoshPikaWaterLover91 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Black Cats are awesome
Do you agree?
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
I have 2 myself and I think black cats are very awesome.
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inkedacrylic Featured By Owner May 14, 2016   General Artist
thank you for faving my writing! :wow:
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Thank you for joining in Napowrimo this year so I could discover you!
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inkedacrylic Featured By Owner May 17, 2016   General Artist
Thank you so much for saying so! :D
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AspiredWriter Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
congratulations on finishing NaPo! :clap: and :hug:
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LadyViv-1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Gratz on completing NaPoWriMo!
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Kelcobi Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job on doing all 30 days of NaPoWriMo this year!
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
thanks! I always feel good when it's over!
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haijinik Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Writer
:thanks: 4 :+fav:ing!
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