haiku – free & last ~ 1/16/23

Ronovan has picked the perfect words for today, the 16th of January 2023, when we honor & remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I get chills every time I rewatch his “I Have a Dream” speech. If that doesn’t bring you the feels, well you’re stone cold.


stripped of earthly bounds

final rest

I ended up opting for 3/5/3. I substituted ‘free’ with enfranchised. I love the way that words rolls off the tongue without the awful ‘dis’ in front of it. Then I substituted ‘last’ with final. ❤ Gone but not forgotten ❤

As always, more to come.


haiku – done & tire ~ 12/26/22

Forgive my poetic license while I briefly deviate from the task at hand for a memory. This picture is the first thing I thought of when I saw the prompt words, done & tire. Funny that this picture was taken by my Lulu on 12/26/17. Happy 5th anniversary to us! I have multiple versions of me & this Woman and Sheep installation on the grounds of the McNay. Some pictures show the sheep while others like this one does not. Yet this is the photo I pick to show y’all. No glasses Jilly is rare these days, if you look closely you will see they are in my hand.

she’s done with anger

forgiveness soothing her soul

bone weary prostrates

Done used ‘as is’ and tire replaced by prostrate which means to lie down in submission or adoration. This is me shouting “I GIVE UP!” to the mofos. How’s that for contrast my Pony Boy?!? lol I can hear his deep baritone voice “mom it’s not a haiku without the juxtaposition”.

I think that one word … prostrate captures the essence. Thanks to Ronovan for always providing the thesaurus links. I became acquainted again with the word prostrate today. This logophile is happy. About as happy as I was on that day in 2017 when I lied down on the grass at the McNay with Woman and Sheep.

Written for Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 442 DONE and Tire.

haiku – glow & night ~ 12/19/22

glowing colors shine

as the sun sinks in the sky

night comes in a blink

HERE are the rules & pingback. Written for Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 441 Glow and Night,

Ever notice how one minute the sky is ablaze with color on the horizon, then in seconds darkness takes over until the moon & stars begin to shine? That is what I picture as I wrote today. Ohm, Ohm, Ohm … feel the stress leave your body. Happy Monday.

haiku – crown & drop ~ 12/12/22

heavy decision

for the head that wears the crown

careful not to drop

Written for Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 440 CROWN and Drop.

Of course I have to throw good ole Willie Shakes in there. Not my best effort but I do like the theme. I hate making decisions though funny that I did that for 14 years of my career as an Underwriter. Now I leave those things to the experts. No more over analysis paralysis. Oh who am I kidding?!? No one. I’m still a worrier, thinker, overall basket case. That’s ok since I say it about myself.