Haiku #8

washed up with the tide

jellyfish in ruffled skirts

obeying the sea


The Song of Spring, #Etheree

What a noisy time, this awakening!

The moist earth hums a new melody:

robin hops with a cheerful chirp,

the tabby purrs in the sun,

squirrel chicks, her tail flicks,

children squeal with glee.

Creation chants


Lift your



Warmed by the Glow

My head throbbed with each footfall as I walked down the dim hallway, but the children were asleep, which made me a conqueror. I was exhausted, but satisfied with the victory. Sharp light pierced my eyes as I emerged into the living room, and I cringed away from it. What happened to that fierce warrior? I snuck a peek out the window, and my breath caught- a golden glow had fallen across the yard. Trees in the distance split the light, sending dusty rays all directions. I hastily positioned myself on the edge of the chaise so that the sunbeams hit my face. They warmed my skin. I closed my eyes and saw the glow through my eyelids. The sun was quickly slipping downward, so I leaned forward and then stood, to chase the light.

sunburned sky will guide

heavy spirits up toward

cloud shaped memories

!!! I was honored last week by being nominated as the Poet of the Week for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge for the Haibun above. For “Warmed by the Glow” I used synonyms for Follow and Lead. My knowledge of the different forms of syllabic poetry has greatly increased since I started participating in Colleen’s challenges. I love writing poetry!