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Posts from the ‘Poetry’ Category

Excitement Builds – Haiku

The following was inspired by Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 182 #PhotoPrompt

 

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Image by Huda Nur from Pixabay

 

Awaiting Freyja

My heart full of love and joy

Beautiful kitten

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

Herb Garden – Tanka

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Herb Garden 2020

Growing herbs this year

Basil, Oregano, Thyme

and Curly Parsley

Basil is my favorite

Can’t pass without inhaling

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

Written for Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 180, #Poet’sChoice.

Lilacs 2020 – Haiku

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My Lilac tree 2020

 

Sweetest aroma

Comes the end of May

Beautiful lilacs displayed

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

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High Above the Shore

High upon a rocky cliff

He watches as ships come in

Protector of this great land

He is the Guardian

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

Written for Thursday photo prompt: Guardian #writephoto

 

 

 

Mountain Getaway – Haiku

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Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

 

Calm and relaxing

True beauty at its finest

Mother Nature’s bliss

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

Zoosadism Haiku

The following was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 178 #PhotoPrompt.

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Image Credit: Balaji Malliswamy

 

Suppressing heartache

Huntsman assassination

Eradication

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Men in Pots – #FFFC

The following silly poem was written in response to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

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Image from Pinterest

Plant a man

Watch him grow

Does he grow fast

or does he grow slow

A vegetarian …

I’d say so

Look at his face, he looks like a grump

I would too with those bumps

Horns on his head holding up trees

Pull off a leaf and he will sneeze

He sits all day inside his pot

He’d better take care before he rots. 

 

 

 

 

 

The End of Something Great

It is with great sadness that Chelsea has decided to discontinue the weekly terrible poetry contest. So today I sat down and wrote the following bunches of silliness for The Final Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest. 

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Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay 

Holy moly chicken man

All I want is a grand

I will be your friend for a long time

Until of course, I lose my mind

hearts

Oh my goodness

Oh my gosh

I would love some mackintosh

As I’m as hungry as a bear

Look at my cute underwear

hearts

There is a moose upon my roof

Trying to catch a silly goose

There’s a dog in the tree

He’s laughing, he’s full of glee

There’s a mouse chasing a cat

I’m going to get you, you dirty rat

 

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Look and you will find

All of those you have left behind

Dust bunnies under the chair

Mixed all in with the dog’s hair

You think I don’t care? Beware.

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You are a silly goat

I think you’ve lost my rope

I’m such a dope

I don’t know how to cope

Without my rope

Nope

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Before I go there’s one more thing

I really wish that I could sing

I for one will miss your contests

A weekly terrible but the best

It was fun

I wish that I’d been here when it begun

Is there anything we could do

So many of us are feeling blue

Please change your mind

and keep it going

If you do we’ll all be glowing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Love Senryu

The following poem was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 174 #PhotoPrompt. Jude, from Tales Told Different, selected the photo for this month’s challenge.

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Image Credit: Unknown

Feeling bewildered 

Grieving, heartbroken, lonely

Promises broken

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

After Hibernation #writephoto

 

The following was written in response to a photo prompt over at SueVincent’s. 

 

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Waking up after a long winter’s nap

I stretch, open my eyes and hear something snap

Looking around inside my cave

My stomach growls …

Berries I do crave

I peer outside beyond the rocks

Baby bear is talking to a hawk

He must have awoken before me

He’s having fun, he’s full of glee

I call to him, he turns around

Mama, he says, look who I’ve found

I see you’re talking to your friend out there

Let’s go find some berries that we can share

Your friend can come along with us

We may even find some charlotte russe

Off they went all three of them

Baby bear, hawk, and his mom

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020