Beautiful & Curse

Happy Monday everyone! While Monday is usually not my favorite day, it is an opportunity to write Haiku as part of Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge. This week's words are Beautiful & Curse. I had a lot of fun with these words and ended up writing three haiku to share: Beautiful Curse Haiku Beauty emerges … Continue reading Beautiful & Curse


I'm extremely late in posting my poem for NaPoWriMo. After working all day, I rushed home to take my dog to her appointment at the veterinarian. Nothing major - just a routine annual visit. Well, routine for me. Not so much for Tasha, who loathes the vet's office. After having a couple of vaccinations and … Continue reading Battle-weary

Another Monday

Today's NaPoWriMo offering incorporates part of Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge. The challenge words this week are joy and chagrin. I cheated and only used one word - a variation of the word 'joy.' Mondays are generally anything but joyful, and I think this poem expresses that. ANOTHER MONDAY Another Monday bleeds into an endless … Continue reading Another Monday

National Poetry Writing Month

The day is almost over, but there's still time to post a poem. I would hate to miss Day One of National Poetry Writing Month, after all. Today, I decided to experiment with the Cinquain form of poetry. These two poems can be read separately, or together. Seasons Change Cold wind Sweeping away Last season’s … Continue reading National Poetry Writing Month

Spring Snow Tanka

I wrote this tanka for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. It occurred to me this morning that I write way too many poems about snow. When I look outside my window, that's what I see. And though our last batch of snow from a couple of weeks ago has almost completely melted, we're supposed to have … Continue reading Spring Snow Tanka