In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #113 (11/16/19): fallen leaves (ochiba) – This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to fallen leaves (ochiba)?

Red and White - Lilly - #Lilly #red #White

fallen leaves reflect

trees letting go to receive

Winter’s arrival

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Strength From Sadness

Written In Response To:

MLMM Heeding Haiku With Chevrefeuille Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – Sadness 

As I was preparing this new episode of Heeding Haiku With … I realised that this date brings sad memories back to the world. Back in 2001 9/11 was a horrible day … a day full of death, despair, anxiety, tears … well all those emotions … just sadness.

An All-American patriotic print-LIBERTY'S SILENT SCREAM by James Meger. A Bald Eagle, the Statue of Liberty, and the American Flag--all powerful symbols of our great country. The citizens of the Unite

fallen to risen

a country that was betrayed

stands undefeated

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Forever Lone

Word Of The Day Challenge – Ugly

Your Daily Word Prompt – Initiative – April, 21, 2019

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract: Today’s word: obscure – Antonyms: accessible, clear, nonambiguous, obvious, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal.

Elemental Writing: This week’s focus is Earth.  Today’s prompt and image: destructive.

Destructive are the ways of mankind

upon this the Creator’s beautiful earth

where once stood a building enshrined

has become ugly wrought into dearth

obscure was the inspiration in planning

obvious not one took the initiative to

build upon the indestructible strength of

the Chief Cornerstone…

and what once was shall lay forever lone.

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Photo Credit:  Angelo Giordano from Pixabay