Along nature park, Ladybug roams Petunia; Swallow perched on branch.
Courtyard stroll displays, Tulips tucked as Jasmine bloom; Cloud covers full moon.
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.
Gardenias petals; Hold dewdrops moisture and heat – Summer bees invade.
CIRCLE OF LIFE
Field of Daffodils; Leaves wither on moth pupa – Cardinal flies by.
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.
Green new leaf fits hand perfectly—the future lies in your palm.
Cool bright delicate. Let me wear it around my neck, this soft splash of rain.
It is the white hour between deep night and soft dawn. Even the wren stares.
Calculating…. a fish leaps to capture bite of heaven.
Today’s work is done. The sun fell from the sky for a bowl of stars.
An outdoor concert. Which is sweeter the flute or bird song in woods?
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.
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.
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!