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Seasonal haiku

Though right now I’m giving my main attention to another writing project, daily walks still inspire haiku-length ditties. Experience the season with me…

black-gangrenous-snow

Back gangrenous snow
approves bitter new day clenched
in freezing’s headlock.

frigid-morning

Frigid morning—still
Winter’s hit the snooze button
while we watch for Spring.

white-quilt-melted

(Photos © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

White quilt melted.
Cover’s off for all to see
baby-Spring pink.

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Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Carol at her Beyond Literacy Link blog. As usual, there’s a wonderful variety of poetry and poetry-related fare available there!

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Haiga, Haiku, Poetry Friday

 

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Clematis’s kids

clematisskids

I just love the post-blossom stage of clematis flowers. To me they look a lot like tousle-headed children.

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PF-2This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Catherine at Reading to the Core.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2016 in Haiga, Haiku, Nature, Personal

 

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Crow

crow-on-bench

Crows always seem like such wise old watchers to me. If they could talk, I wonder what stories they would tell

I took the photo of this old sage in  Loeppky Park, Dawson Creek this summer.

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PF-2This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Michelle at her blog Today’s Little Ditty

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Posted by on September 16, 2016 in Form poems, Haiga, Poetry Friday

 

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Summer pickings

As we made plans for the summer, I knew our back-and-forths would make it hard for me to do much writing. So I decided to keep it simple and combine poetry-writing with my love of photography… a sort of haiga.

Here are three gardens I snapped in last little while (sadly none of them are mine).

calendula

Garden galaxy
Milky Way turned molten
June Calendula

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hollyhock

Hollyhock—so cute
in flouncy summer sundress
of rose seersucker

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Summer sky blossoms
celebration petals spark
a garden party

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PF-2This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Books 4 Learning.

 

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2016 in Haiga, Nature, Poetry Friday

 

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beach poems

purple starfishunderwater seaweed crabsbarnacles and mussels**************

We returned home on Tuesday from a wonderful two-week holiday that we spent exploring Salt Spring and Vancouver Islands. What fun it was to hike beach trails, find our way to an artisan bakery and a goat cheese factory, attend the Saturday market, and generally make friends with some beautiful spots on our B.C. coastline.

The photos that are the background to today’s poems were taken on the Booth Bay beach, at the west end of Baker Road on Salt Spring. We happened to hit it at low tide!

This post is submitted to Poetry Friday, hosted by Sylvia Vardell at Poetry For Children.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2012 in Haiga, Nature, Poetry Friday

 

Autumn Haiga

Summer’s memoirs
written on fallen leaves
colourful stories

Scarecrows riding high
another season’s work done
pose and party time!

Currant prunings
last garden harvest
preserves for the eyes.

Plain green juniper
primping for autumn
with red berry baubles

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These are Saturday’s poems for my poem-a-day November. The prompts for them were a few photos I have taken recently.

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2011 in Form poems, Haiga, Nature