Category Archives: Poetry

Seasonal Haiku

Seasonal greetings At the fag-end of the year Hopes of peace prevail Seasonal greetings at the fag-end of the year At the fag-end of the year hopes of peace prevail With very best wishes to all my blogging friends wherever … Continue reading

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Underground, Overground

Under The roses, The spring and summer Abundance, Under The leaf litter, Underground, While mortals Sleep Another kingdom Keeps watch On the garden. Earthworms, Woodlice, Mycelium Inhabit The moist Dark recesses Of the earth, Toiling tirelessly For the health Of … Continue reading

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Knock Knock

Defiant dahlias Poised and erect Vibrantly alive Hold their breath And wait. Pale sunshine Bathes Their anxious hearts But fails To warm, To quell Their fears Of sudden demise. Senses alert, Ears pricked, They wait For the inevitable, When Dr … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Late Summer Blues

The sun is tired, Snatching An extra few minutes Slumber Each day, Taking advantage Of passing clouds To have a nap, And retiring early. Mornings are Softer, cooler, With spidery Misty-eyed dampness, And nights reassess Their wardrobe. Seedpods are forming … Continue reading

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Top eBay Bargain

Top eBay bargain Headgear protects from sun’s rays Screening UV light I hadn’t intended to join in with with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge words top and light) and Sandra at Wild Daffodil‘s 52 week photo challenge (challenge word headgear) this … Continue reading

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Checkered

After checkered start Sweet blooms are given free rein The quest is over Joining in with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge words rein and quest) and Sandra at Wild Daffodil‘s 52 week photo challenge (challenge word check); thanks to both of … Continue reading

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Frivolous?

Creative glimmer Magical transformation Stump becomes toadstool Creative glimmer, magical transformation Magical transformation, stump becomes toadstool Joining in with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge words magic and glimmer) and Sandra at Wild Daffodil‘s 52 week photo challenge (challenge word frivolous); thanks … Continue reading

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No Dragons

There be dragons A friend feared, Contemplating retirement; I, however, Had fewer fears And ventured Into the unknown, The wide open space Inviting me, Coaxing me, To step Into the void. Eyes closed, I jumped – And immediately Was lighter, … Continue reading

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Reflection

Earth orbits the sun Moon orbits the earth, reflects Our own connections Earth orbits the sun, moon orbits the earth, reflects Moon orbits the earth, reflects our own connections Joining in with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge words sun and moon) … Continue reading

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Ebbing and Flowing

Ebbing and flowing, Life’s like the path through the woods, Seasons bringing change. Ebbing and flowing, life’s like the path through the woods Life’s like the path through the woods, seasons bringing change Joining in with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge … Continue reading

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