19 10, 2016

Tale Of Two Cities

2016-10-19T09:02:34-05:00October 19th, 2016|Haiku, Poetry|

Along the river. Two cities separated. We're all connected. I captured this pictured while walking along Mississippi River Boulevard in Saint Paul, Minnesota. On my side is the City of Saint Paul and on the other side of the river is the City of Minneapolis. Interestingly, Saint Paulites and Minneapolitans definitely have strong ties [...]

11 08, 2016

The Buried Empire

2016-08-11T15:27:19-05:00August 11th, 2016|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

The Lost Empire of The Terracotta Army Standing in silence. An emperor's empire. Cast terracotta. The haiku today was in response to the Baffled daily haiku challenge on Twitter. The challenge word is empire. I took the picture while on a business trip to China. This is an image of the unearthed Terracotta Army, [...]

5 08, 2016

One Nation Under God

2018-06-25T12:16:02-05:00August 5th, 2016|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry|

We Live In A Complex Nation The birch and the bees. Walk through our garden of life. One poly-nation. This haiku was for the Baffled Haiku Challenge on Twitter, where the challenge word for the day was to use the word garden in a haiku. I snapped this picture on my morning walk with [...]

3 08, 2016

For My Love Mercedes

2016-08-03T08:52:32-05:00August 3rd, 2016|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Product Placement Poetry|

I Miss My Girl Mercedes The salt washed away. In the sun she's glistening. My girl Mercedes. I wrote this haiku in August of 2014, as a series of "haiku challenges" with Mercedes Benz. As you can see in the tweet below, product placement poetry is alive and well. Alas I traded her in [...]

18 05, 2016

Today’s Haiku Challenge: Price

2016-05-23T12:54:03-05:00May 18th, 2016|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry|

What Price Are You Willing to Pay for Happiness? Path of solitude. The price of my happiness. Unmeasurable. The haiku for today was in response to Baffled's Haiku Challenge on Twitter, where today's word was to write a haiku using the word "price." Today's @baffled #HaikuChallenge: any haiku you like, as long as it [...]

9 04, 2016

Reflecting on This Morning

2016-04-09T14:50:34-05:00April 9th, 2016|Haiku, Last Post, National Poetry Month|

The wake of a duck. Sometimes life feels upside down. Mourning reflection. [hr gap="null"]When I was out for my morning walk today, I noticed that I started a male and female duck. They quickly hopped into the pond in front on me and create a beautiful wake across the calm pond. Wake also has [...]

8 04, 2016

Day 8: NaPoWriMo – The Iris

2017-09-12T23:07:55-05:00April 8th, 2016|Haiku, Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry|

Bewildered iris. Rather epithelial. The eyes can't smell fear. The napowrimo.net prompt for Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month was to write a poem about a flower. As I always love to use words with double meaning, I chose to write a poem about an iris - which can both be a flower as well [...]

5 04, 2016

Day 5: NaPoWriMo – A Seed By Any Other Name

2016-04-05T14:54:01-05:00April 5th, 2016|Haiku, Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry|

I gaze in your maize and smell your inflorescence. You’re my Obsession. For Day 5 of National Poetry Writing Month, the napowrimo.net prompt is to spend some time taking a look at the wacky names of heirloom plants or vegetables. In addition to two great  sources provided, I also came across some very interesting corn [...]

2 04, 2016

A Plush Carpet

2016-04-02T13:45:29-05:00April 2nd, 2016|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry|

A blanket of snow. My memories carpeted. Fall leaves discovered. This haiku was in response to the Baffled Haiku Challenge on Twitter where the challenge word of the day is carpet. I took this picture while walking my puppy this morning. Today's @baffled #HaikuChallenge: any haiku you like, as long as it has the [...]

5 03, 2016

Rage Inside The Glass

2016-03-31T18:04:58-05:00March 5th, 2016|Haiku, Last Post, Poetry|

Rage is like a light. Constantly burning inside. Through the looking glass. This haiku was in response to a tweet that that I received from Haiku Hare: Do not go gentle. Go out raging if you must. We'll leave the light on...#Motel6 #micropoetry@ProductPoet — Haiku Hare (@HaikuHare) March 5, 2016 While Haiku Hare's tweet [...]