Category Archives: Nature

The Great Wave

The following video announces the British Museum‘s upcoming June 4 Hokusai documentary. It reminded me of a haiku I wrote several years ago, inspired by Hokusai’s “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa.” wave moving, growing excitement building, rushing calm, peaceful water … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 26 – Free Day

Today’s theme is “FREE DAY!” Today is a FREE day, your day to write a haiku about anything you’d like! So this morning, I closed my eyes to think of what to write. The sounds outside my window inspired the … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 19 – Wind

Today’s theme is “Wind.” The wind usually speaks in whispers. But one day, it howled and blew the wind chimes he’d once given me so hard they woke me. As I often do when I wake, I retrieved my phone from my … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 17 – Rain

Today’s theme is “Rain.” It’s raining in Dallas today. I love rain, especially since we don’t seem to get enough of it here. Still, I had a bit of a challenge coming up with a rain haiku. But, here it … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Contest: Day 16 – Snow

Today’s theme is “Snow.”  The theme for tomorrow is “rain.” 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 haiku (must use the Theme … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Day 15 – Children

Today’s theme is “Children.”  I couldn’t find enough time to make myself sit in front of my computer yesterday, so I missed Day 14. I’ll post a haiku for both Days 14 & 15 today. (Feel free to enter any haiku … 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 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 5 – Life

Welcome to Day 5 of National Poetry Month! Today’s theme is “Life.” Life is a river Shall I fight the current or Let go and float home The theme for tomorrow is “love.” What will you write? To enter for a … Continue reading

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