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Posts from the ‘Poetry’ Category

Broken Wing- Haiku

This was written in response to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku challenge #279. Prompt words are Nurture & Nature.

 

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I nurtured the bird

Until it could fly again

Then back to nature

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019
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Fallen Leaves

This silly poem was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #52.

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Skipping through the woods

Avoiding all the leaves they could

Not wanting to hurt any

and let me tell you … there were many

Stopping every now and then

To pick the pretty ones to defend

Carefully put them into a book

not wanting them to crook

Taking them all back to their mothers

Perhaps one would use them to recover

Recover what? you ask

Silly me, their facemasks

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Night

This was written for:

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille. Prompt for November 6, 2019, is “Halloween”.

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Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay 

 

Spookiness prevails

Goblins, ghosts, witches come out

Creepy yet tasty

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

Remembrance Day – Haiku

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Image by Kevin Phillips from Pixabay 

Remembrance Day

Honoring the brave people

Serving our country

 

Eleven o’clock

On November eleventh

Silence, two minutes

 

Courageously fought

Those who died for us

Did not die in vain at all

 

Sacrificing all

For our wellbeing

Always remembered

 

The ones that returned

And ones that died are heroes

We thank all of you

 

We wear the poppy

Commemorating soldiers

Each and every year

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

All Hallows Eve – Haiku

This was written for

#Haikai Challenge #110 (10/26/19): Halloween/Samhain #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Image by enriquelopezgarre from Pixabay 

 

 

The ghosts of the dead

Return to walk amongst us

Graves are visited

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter is Approaching – Haiku

Frosty Leaves

 

The frost has arrived

Warmer weather has left us

Bundle up, stay warm

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

Cabbage Rose Flower

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Cabbage Rose

Delicate beauty

Colours blossom from within

Unique Cabbage Rose

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

Flower of the Day Challenge

 

 

Smoke and Water Haiku

This haiku is for a weekly challenge over at Ronovan Writes.

Word prompt: Smoke&Water

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Smell of smoke lingered

Odorous for many weeks

Water depleted

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

Seriously?

 

FOWC with Fandango (Fandango’s One Word Challenge)

Today’s word is “suit”

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Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay 

 

I couldn’t believe my eyes

When I looked outside

There stood a dog in a suit

What a hoot

He even wore a tie

You know I wouldn’t lie

I wondered where his owner was

No reason just because

 

 

Food Lover – Poem

Gourmand is the word. 

FOWC with Fandango

 

The man was a gourmand

And, a poor man

When it came to food

He had to feed a brood

 

Hot dogs and Kraft Dinner

Was all always a winner

 

When invited out to eat

He would never miss a beat

 

He loved buffets

Because he could graze

Upon the food

Actually, he seemed quite rude

 

He loved Christmastime

His favorite time to dine

Eat and eat mainly all the meat

Once gone,  he’d look for all the sweets

 

The man was a glutton

Needed to wear a button

Explaining that he overate

Knowing that it was quite a mistake