Don’t get me wrong — the sunshine and warmth are lovely after a long winter of housebound semi-isolation. But the “flowering” part of spring looks to be on track for a very short tenure with the daffodils already fading and the greenery already showing signs of drying out too much too fast. I am *fingers crossed* really hoping that we don’t have a fire season like last year. If April could send one or two solid showers this week? Drip, drip, drop little April showers . . .
Nonetheless, April’s dedication to poetry continues. Here’s one offering from this last week. Enjoy!
Prompt–trove: stellar jay alarm/we look for wisdom/in morning coffee
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And so April, the month of poetry worship and writing, has blossomed like the pearlescent cherry trees, daffodil sun spots, I-love-thee tulips and pollen-driven sneezing. Normally, I carefully follow and respond to the daily prompts hosted on the NaPoWriMo site, but this year I am continuing with my haiku discipline and taking a weekly poetry workshop. So for these first 10 days in April, here’s a sample of both worlds:
Although March has a few more days left in it, I am off to enjoy some R&R and fun family time, so I won’t be responding to the last few days’ worth of March haiku prompts. But hopefully these have offered you something to muse over or nibble on and contemplate all the ways we can rise up to become our better selves in times of crisis, or at least find our inner snarky sense of humor. Enjoy!
March’s prompted haiku journey through tough times that can sometimes bring out the best in people continues! I’m not sure I’ve captured the best in response to every prompt, but I may have achieved the goal a time or two. Read on for glimpses into child’s play, stories in the car, signs of spring, and a bit of social commentary.
And so we continue our prompted haiku journey through adversity that can bring out a “community’s culture and creativity” in response, hopefully “spiced with humor.” I confess to struggling somewhat with the humor — but may have succeeded once. At any rate, here’s the latest week’s offerings for your enjoyment. All feedback welcome.
One of the lovely things about the NaHaiWriMo Facebook group is that the prompts continue year ’round rather than just in February. This month’s prompter has asked us to consider challenging events — in this case, earthquakes — and how adversity can “stimulate community spirit and inspire culture and creativity.”