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Archive for the month “February, 2016”

NaHaiWriMo 2016: zirconium

Friday afternoon!

doing 40 on the interstate

this Sunday driver


NaHaiWriMo 2/19 prompt = zirconium (atomic number: 40).

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Two ekphrastic poems

Ekphrasis: a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art.

Two new ekphrastic poems that riff on works by Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso at Bill Waters ~~ NOT Haiku.  :- D

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NaHaiWriMo 2016: zip / zipper

spring training —

from third to home

the Canada goose


Inspired by a favorite poem by renowned haiku poet Arizona Zipper:

Hopping over the mound

and into the dugout —

the first robin.

NaHaiWriMo 2/18 prompt = zip / zipper.

NaHaiWriMo 2016: zinnia

so long ago

her mother’s zinnias . . .

midlife memories


NaHaiWriMo 2/17 prompt = zinnia.

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Freezing rain

freezing rain . . .

winging low

a single crow


Published in Haiku Presence, February 2016.

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NaHaiWriMo 2016: zinger

beside the blue irises

one “red zinger” . . .

what it feels like to be sidelined


NaHaiWriMo 2/16 prompt = zinger.

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NaHaiWriMo 2016: Zinfandel

dark-skinned grapes

storing up sunshine . . .

smell of rain on the wind


NaHaiWriMo 2/15 prompt = Zinfandel.

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NaHaiWriMo 2016: zinc

ring-and-run!

30 red roses

on the doorstep


NaHaiWriMo 2/14 prompt = zinc (atomic weight: 30).

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NaHaiWriMo 2016: zigzag

hey sidewinder —

don’t come sidewinding

toward me!


NaHaiWriMo 2/13 prompt = zigzag.

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NaHaiWriMo 2016: zeugma

wringing her hands

and her heart . . .

the telegram on the table


NaHaiWriMo 2/12 prompt = zeugma.

(I think this is an example of zeugma *and* syllepsis… LOL — whatever!- )

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