Archive for February 2013

Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku 2013 (Week 07)

February 26, 2013

February 12 – 18

Haiku #44 (Feb. 12)

Abandoned graveyard
Overgrown with weeds and brush
Anonymous souls.

by Cheryl Crockett

This haiku was inspired by James Walker’s
haiku, posted on the same day in the
Poet-a-tete Facebook Group:

“Forgotten in time”

Visitorless grave..
covered with dirt and all time..
Anonymous soul.

by James Walker

Haiku #45 (Feb. 13)

Cupid plans his flight
Hopefuls get bulls-eye tattoos
And stand very still.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #46 (Feb. 14)

Burdens discarded
Attention refocused
Ashes, wafers and wine.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #47 (Feb. 15)

Spring comes to the wild
Baby deer and bunnies play.
Lions approach their snack.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #48 (Feb. 16)

One HAIKU, two HAIKU
Red HAIKU and blue… YOU too.
All we like FISH!

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #49 (Feb. 17)

Soup and warm blankets.
Antibiotics and tea
Empty tissue box.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #50 (Feb. 18)

small velvet box
satin lining
good things come in black.

by Cheryl Crockett

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Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku 2013 (Week 06)

February 12, 2013

February 5 – 11

Haiku #36 (Bonus)

Your haiku inspires
Me to read and write my own
Yet I enjoy yours!

by Linda M S Thomas

Haiku #36 (Feb. 5)

Full-length mirror
Oscillating fan
Beyonce’ hair swish
Sprained my neck.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #37 (Feb. 6)

stealthy crayons
lowered into hell
a boy waits.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #37 #NaHaiWriMo Day 6 Prompt: “Rice”

Soft strategic steps
Sneaky, stealthy and silent
Feet on rice paper.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #38 (Feb. 7) #NaHaiWriMo Day 7 Prompt “Milk”

Laundered rag ready
Mother pours from a carton
Her toddler wiggles.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #39 (Feb. 8)

Saturday mourning
Woman sheds tears by a grave.
Dark distant stranger.

by Cheryl Crockett

This was re-mixed (reinterpreted) by
poet, Ed Bremson, on Twitter:

@EdBremson wrote:
by a grave
woman shedding tears
Saturday mourning
(after @poetatete)

Haiku #39 #NaHaiWriMo Day 8 Prompt “hike”/”hiking”

Daily urban hike
Euphorious gratitude
Passing the graveyard.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #40 (Feb. 9)

Facing the headstone
She sobs, kicking mounded soil
Then wipes her lips.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #41 (Feb. 10)

step off the scale
remember new year’s promise
heart-shaped box.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #42 (Feb. 10) #NaHaiWriMo Day 10 Prompt: Garden

Paws move swiftly
Atop a tall wooden fence
Lowered hanging prey.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #43 (Feb. 11)

Facing a deadline
Searching for words
Page fright.

by Cheryl Crockett

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Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku 2013 (Week 05)

February 5, 2013

January 29 – February 4

Haiku #29

Fighting my android
Trying to get on Facebook
To post my haiku.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #30

Crumpled feathers float
From sky battle theatre.
These birds are angry!

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #31

Harmless snake plant leaves
Rise out of a plastic pot;
Slither up my wall.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #32 (Feb. 1)

Wonderful warm-up
Now the real work can begin
Haiku writing month.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #32 (BONUS) #NaHaiWriMo Day 1

summer solstice
apple of gratitude
in a teacher’s humble hands.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #32 (Extra) #NaHaiWriMo Day 1 Prompt: “Pasta”

Consider calamari
Imagine ink-
stained tongue.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #33 (Feb. 2) #NaHaiWriMo Day 2 Prompt: “Eggs”

When eggs separate
Nothing holds together
No yolk!

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #33 (Feb. 2)

The groundhog’s pardoned.
He did not see his shadow;
Therefore stays alive.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #34 (Feb. 3) #1aday2013

I stand to my feet
And watch Sandy Hook kids sing
With tears in my eyes.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #34 (Feb. 3) #NaHaiWriMo Day 3 Prompt: “Cheese”

I came teachable
You with knowledge
Now my cheese is missing.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #35 (Feb. 4)

Count your syllables.
Five-seven-five is a “thing”.
You cannot stop it.

by Cheryl Crockett

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