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Archive for the month “February, 2020”

NaHaiWriMo 2020: Leap Day

“one giant leap” . . .
footprints in the dust
of the moon

[2/29 prompt = moon + leap day or leaping]


Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

More on NaHaiWriMo and writing haiku: http://www.nahaiwrimo.com

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NaHaiWriMo 2020: week 4

Rome . . .
breezing around backstreets
on a Vespa

[2/22 prompt = motorcycles or scooters]


even my favorite food
doesn’t tempt me . . .
gray day

[2/23 prompt = your favorite food]


green light!
caught in the intersection
one black shoe

[2/24 prompt = shoes]


a queue
to reach the summit . . .
Mt. Everest

[2/25 prompt = mountain]


six open umbrellas
jumbled in the foyer
drying

[2/26 prompt = umbrella]


winter rain
pooling
on pewter-colored ice

[2/27 prompt = ice / hail]


two geese
having a tiff —
ruffled feathers

[2/28 prompt = feather]


Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

More on NaHaiWriMo and writing haiku: http://www.nahaiwrimo.com

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NaHaiWriMo 2020: week 3

across the snowfield
one woodpecker
drumming

[2/15 prompt = drum or music]


thunderclap!
the narrow, narrow space
between past and future

[2/16 prompt = the space between]


coronavirus . . .
surgical masks on
backorder

[2/17 prompt = mask]


gone to seed . . .
dandelion wishes
on the breeze

[2/18 prompt = wishes or dreams]


pushing the boulder
up the hill again . . .
Monday

[2/19 prompt = mythology]


factory whistle!
near freight tracks
the night shift

[2/20 prompt = hometown]


protect the environment!
legislative landmarks
eroding

[2/21 prompt = landmarks]


Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

More on NaHaiWriMo and writing haiku: http://www.nahaiwrimo.com

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NaHaiWriMo 2020: week 2

journey to the interior . . .
deep in the desert
an oasis

[2/8 prompt = hunger and thirst]


to Aruba
for the winter!
snowbird migration

[2/9 prompt = migrating birds]


the year they added
salt instead of sugar . . .
X-mas cookies

[2/10 prompt = holiday cooking]


searching
for pirate treasure . . .
seashore daydream

[2/11 prompt = gold, silver, or coins]


fading
into darkness . . .
the longest day

[2/12 prompt = twilight]


this pack
of frozen peas . . .
migraine

[2/13 prompt = frozen food]


it drifts along
and then . . . pops!
a soap bubble world

[2/14 prompt = balloons, soap bubbles, kites, pinwheels]


Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

More on NaHaiWriMo and writing haiku: http://www.nahaiwrimo.com

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NaHaiWriMo 2020: week 1

hand in hand
we walk along . . .
birdsong

[2/1 prompt = hand]


first movie!
their child talks
to the screen

[2/2 prompt = first movie]


going up!
high into the sky
on the seesaw

[2/3 prompt = playground and playground equipment]


from here to there
and back again —
this daily commute

[2/4 prompt = trucks, trains, boats, and planes]


English country dance —
Lizzy and Darcy
square off

(For the Jane Austen fans among us!- )

[2/5 prompt = accordion, street music, or folk music]


robo-firefly —
its tiny taillight
flashing

(In the style of scifiku.)

[2/6 prompt = fireflies, glow worms]


“Bad dog!”
away with a burger
the whippet

[2/7 prompt = write a bad haiku]


Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

More on NaHaiWriMo and writing haiku: http://www.nahaiwrimo.com

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NaHaiWriMo 2020

. . . Aaaand it’s National Haiku Writing Month once again, here to brighten the winter while hearts pine for spring!  :- D

This year’s NaHaiWriMo poems, written and posted daily to Facebook and Twitter, will be posted here on Fridays in an end-of-the-week roundup.


Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

More on NaHaiWriMo and writing haiku: http://www.nahaiwrimo.com

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