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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 27 – Loss

Today’s theme is “Loss.” I think today’s haiku is self-explanatory. Tomorrow’s theme is a “Memories.” What will you write? To enter for a chance to win a copy of my book, Life: Haiku by Haiku, leave a comment with your original … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 25 – Favorite Food

Today’s theme is “Favorite Food.” Hmmm . . . choosing one favorite food. Now THAT was more of a challenge than writing seventeen syllables about it. And now that I have written about it, I’m craving it. Salmon sashimi!! Tomorrow … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 24 – Birth

Today’s theme is “birth.” When was the last time you experienced the world through the eyes of a child? See the world through eyes Of a child and be reborn A thousand times The theme for tomorrow is “your favorite food.” … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 20 – Home

Today’s theme is “Home.” I’m reposting a haiku I wrote for The Red Kimono. This haiku encapsulates Sachi’s feelings as she leaves her home for the last time before being relocated to an internment camp during World War II. I wrote … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 13 – Summer

Today’s theme is “Summer.” I love seasonal metaphors. Like Summer. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, we wish away our summer. But it passes too quickly. lovely summer day when sunlight glimmers through green ‘til autumn leaves fall   The … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 12 – Water

Today’s theme is “Water.” Water may seem soft and fickle, but give it time. It gets where it wants to go, no matter what’s in its way. water trickles ‘round and over, ceaseless ‘til rocks wither away  The theme for … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 11-Clouds

Today’s theme is “Clouds.” Unfortunately, due to being out of town, I didn’t get to post a haiku for Day 10. But if you have a haiku with the theme “Books,” feel free to enter it in today’s comments! When … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 9 – School

Today’s theme is “School.” There’s nothing like seeing the world all new again through the eyes of my grandchildren. Through Tommy’s eyes, I can wonder about the whale that lives in the neighborhood pond. Through Allie’s eyes, I corn on the … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 8 – Trees

Today’s theme is “Trees.” Sometimes I miss the quiet of living in the country. One of my favorite “sounds of silence” was the way the wind whispered through the trees. Living in Dallas, I occasionally hear momentary whispers. But too … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 7 – Flowers

Welcome to Day 7 of National Poetry Month! Today’s theme is “Flowers.” The theme for tomorrow is “trees.” What will you write? To enter for a chance to win a copy of my book, Life: Haiku by Haiku, leave a comment … Continue reading

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