NaPoWriMo Day 16: Haiku

Three pigs stir the pot
The smell of
Huffing and puffing stew

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The Shiki Monthly Kukai has declared the free form to be an allusion haiku. For some reason my mind went to different fairy tales. I can’t share until after the contest except for the Abe which I won’t submit.

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SOL14: NaPoWriMo Day 15: Tax Day

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Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for having a place to share our weekly slices.

tax
day
always
throws a curve
paralyzes me
I file for an extension

I hate this day. (remember I am not fond of math). I hate gathering the information.  “This year” I always say. This year I will do better.  And yet, when I get into gathering the the receipts, the documentation on what I have spent as a teacher, the miles I have driven, then I become almost obsessive with finding everything.

I went to the tax lady last week.  I felt proud to have almost all the correct documents.  Actually the only thing missing were the teaching receipts which I will work on after next week’s school play, after writing thirty poems this month.

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NaPoWriMo14: Allergies

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Cinquains, did you know this about them?

Cinquains invented by Adelaide Crapsey in the early 1900s, are just five lines long. The first line has two syllables, the second four, the third six, the fourth eight, and the last drops back to two.

Sunshine
Brings out pollen
Allergies, sniffling, bees
Blooming flowers after the rain
Achoo!

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NaPoWriMo 2014: Days 11-13

20140410-224516.jpgUgh.  I am not sure how this happened but I lost steam and didn’t post.  I have three poems written but not posted.

The first is a lune:

morning fog layer
shields the sun
I turn over-sleep

barking dog enters
my dream state
spies the outdoor cat

it jumps garden gate
barking dog
turns around sleeps

awakened now I
rise, make tea
morning fog lifts

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An arun:

Rise
sun breaks
early dawn
quiet morning
I sit with my tea
Boots
await
today’s hike
around the lake
spreading his ashes
This
was home
his world lost
beyond the lake
I sit with my tea

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sun sunning
nose running
bees buzzing
eyes rubbing
pollen flying
allergies, oh my!

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NaPoWriMo Day 10: At This Moment

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At this moment, I am joyous to spend time with grandgirl
At this moment, I want to write more but am tired.
At this moment, the image, “the heart shaped Face” stays with me.
At this moment, I am thinking of the poems yet to write.

At this moment, my eyes say sleep.
At this moment, I fight to stay awake.
At this moment, I close my eyes briefly.
At this moment…

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NaPoWriMo Day 9: Radiant Raindrop

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Visiting my grandgirl’s class tomorrow. We are writing poems. While the class will write animal poems, I decided to write a poem as a raindrop.

I am a radiant raindrop.
I am as liquid as green tea.
Mizzling, frizzling, and drizzling all day.
Clouds carry me over the mountains from the ocean.
Marine mist.

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SOL14: NaPoWriMo: Day 8

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Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for a place to share slices every week.

I’ve had a goal to write a poem a day during April. I missed yesterday. Blame it on me leaving my phone in Boise, ID and not realizing it for a hundred miles. Gads. It added three hours to our trip home.

So for today:

Cell
Phone
Distress
One hundred
miles turn around. How
is it, life depends on technology?

Tomorrow I have a guest post at Author Amok. It’s about source poetry. The whole series is fantastic.

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