Monica St. Hillaire

CLASH OF THE SYMBOLS

Along nature park,
Ladybug roams Petunia;
Swallow perched on branch.

AMBIENCE

Courtyard stroll displays,
Tulips tucked as Jasmine bloom;
Cloud covers full moon.

KING’S VICTORY

Amidst forest road,
Cheetah concedes Lion’s lunge;
Carcass near tree stump.

WHAT LIES AHEAD

Midday at seaside,
Sail of ship roughened by waves;
Lightning strikes land.

PUREST MORNING

Gardenias petals;
Hold dewdrops moisture and heat –
Summer bees invade.

CIRCLE OF LIFE

Field of Daffodils;
Leaves wither on moth pupa –
Cardinal flies by.

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This is Monica’s second feature on The Short of It. Passionate about writing, she is on a mission to make her mark in the world of wordsmiths. Her love for a challenge draws her to the unique poetry that is haiku; a field she hopes to eventually master. Her journey has only begun. You can read more of her work at Tiny Tots Poetry.

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Joan McNerney

Poet’s Note – These are all unstructured haiku.

Green new leaf
fits hand perfectly—the future
lies in your palm.

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Cool bright delicate.
Let me wear it around my neck,
this soft splash of rain.

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It is the white hour
between deep night and soft dawn.
Even the wren stares.

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Calculating….
a fish leaps to capture
bite of heaven.

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Today’s work is done.
The sun fell from the sky
for a bowl of stars.

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An outdoor concert.
Which is sweeter the flute
or bird song in woods?

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Joan McNerney’s poetry is found in many literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Poet Warriors, Blueline, and Halcyon Days.  Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Spectrum Publications have accepted her work.  She has four Best of the Net nominations. 

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Reblog – Pure Haiku 9 – 1 by Tina Stewart Brakebill

She is empowered!RAWR! This was one of my favorites in the Dancing Goddess theme! 🙂

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her power fulfilled

a girlhood dream sparks new life

and a goddess glows

© Tina Stewart Brakebill 2020

Creating haiku feeds my soul but I also love to write short fiction, mini travel logs, and history pieces.

This haiku is part of our Dancing Goddess theme.

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P.J. Reed

The Wedding Dress

fuzzy empty clouds
dandelion skeletons
of half-blown wishes

and breezes blow
grey flowers sway underfoot
cow parsley shadows

trickling storm streams
carry specks of stolen light
into sunless earth

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soft leaves are bouncing
stems sway with flutters of green
swollen raindrops fall

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dipolar sunshine
lane lies clothed in lace shadows
footsteps of light and shade

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sea thistle towers
bees bumble through barbed flowers
wearing pollen shoes

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P.J. Reed is an award-winning, multi-genre author with books ranging from high fantasy, horror, to haiku. She writes the Richard Radcliffe Paranormal Investigations series and the Bad Decisions series. Reed lives in Devon, England with her two daughters, two rescue dogs, and one feral cat called Sammy.

For more information visit: PJ Reed Writing

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Taking Flight

colorful display
delightful array rising
headed for the sky

While this image may seem the only reason for these words, go a little deeper. I feel like it’s a great image of the type of world I want to live in. We are surrounded by so many beautiful people of all colors, we must choose to lift them up and let them rise to their potential – literally the sky’s the limit!

Published at Pure Haiku – 2nd Piece – Dancing Goddess Theme!

The image was delightful and the selected pieces presented have been lovely. So happy to have another piece published on this theme. Please take a moment to visit the others on her website.

Thank you, Freya!