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Night Sky

IWH Haiku challenge #34

All I saw were stars

Astronomically challenged

Someone help me out

 

The vast universe

So many constellations

Are ours to explore

 

Wonderous night sky

Truly beautiful to see

During a clear night

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This was written for I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #34.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who Howls – Haiku

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Image by Hans Benn from Pixabay 

 

Wolves howl to others

Warning, communicating

Moon makes no difference

 

Bloodhounds, beagles, howl

The same way that the wolves do

For different reasons

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This 2 stanza haiku was written for this week’s Six Sentence Story. The prompt word this week is “Howl”.

Every Picture Tells a Story – It’s a Dogs Life

The Tree Fort
How I want to be a bird up in a tree
Singing songs and chirping, chasing bumblebees
I tried to build a nest, thinking maybe I could fly
Turn into a bird, and soar way up high
Gathered all the leaves and twigs, together to be bound
Now I am exhausted with a tree fort on the ground
Actually, it is quite nice, with all the leaves covering me
I can hide right here escaping, the bath that I so need
Bored
 
We are two dogs that are bored as can be
Lying on the kitchen floor waiting for a treat
A walk would be nice, out in the sun
Go to the park for a little run
The cat is upstairs hiding…….. from us right now
If he’d come down, we could chase him all around
Swimming at the lake would be lots of fun
Guess we’ll just have to wait for the time to come
Trim My Paws
 
Why do you look so shocked that I jumped up here
The groomer made me get on her table, so why can’t I here
I went to school today and got one paw groomed
So get out the scissors and please finish them soon
You saw how she did it, so please give it a try
Make the other ones pretty, I am not shy
One night after obedience training I asked the groomer/trainer how to trim the fur on my dog’s paws and so she took us into her grooming room and showed me on one of her paws. When we got home Magz jumped up onto the table as if to say “Okay now finish the other three”
 
© 2011 Susan Zutautas 
 
 

I Wrote a Poem Just For You

I’d love to be able to write you a song
To let you know how much we belong
Side by side every day
Side by side all the way




If only I could find words to write
How I feel day and night
But it is hard to write with paws
Webbed they are but there is a flaw
No pen will fit between my claws
Just take me for a walk today
Feed me treats and I will stay
Right beside you not pulling away
Just tell me nicely to sit and stay
I promise not to be a rat
I’ll never again chase the cat
If you will feed me a bone or two
I will fetch for you a brew
When you come home at night
I’ll be waiting with delight
Wagging my tail to and fro
Just let me out to play in the snow
I know that it’s not polite to drool
Can’t help myself I am a dog you fool
I can read your mind with ease
I know what you want and how to please
But at times dogs just have to disobey
You took me to the vet and now I am spayed
You always fill my water dish
Sometimes I wish you’d throw me a fish
I am a Newfoundland dog you see
At one time fish were free for me
The liver you make my breakfast with
Is really quite delicious
However, if you could just double it up
You would make me a happy pup
So sorry that I shed like a bear
You would too if you had this much hair
I do not like to have my nails clipped
I would rather eat those potato chips
I have a wish for my birthday this year
I hope you don’t find it is too dear
But I would really like a steak
And please oh please bake me a cake
© 2011 Susan Zutautas 
 
 

Linking up to PAWSIT Hop Saturday  A new blog hop that is dog licious!

CT Scan Results

 

Marvelous news day

Results are in and I’m clear

Feeling terrific

 

© Susan Zutautas

 

This was written for RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #267

 

 

The Twisted Cross

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Image by alan9187 from Pixabay

 

She yelled at me loud

Obviously, cross today

Twisted story heard

 

What was it you heard?

As I twisted my long hair

The cross is missing

 

From where I asked her

The alters cross at the church

That is a twisted lie

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This was written for RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #266 Twisted&Cross

 

Windows

Fandango flash fiction

Gazing out window

Watching life passing them by

Wondering outcome

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Dolls in a window

For all passers-by to see

Little girls behold

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Window to our lives

So much passes before us

Not missing anything

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Wanting to escape

Too far to jump to be free

Someone will see us

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© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

These Senryus were written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. 

 

 

 

New Blooms – Haiku

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Photo by Susan Zutautas

 

Delicate beauty

Unfolding bud with new life

Natures gift to us

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

Who Built This Bridge

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I see a bridge that’s made very badly

I would pay someone to fix it gladly

To let the boats through to the other side

Only of course when there’s no rough tide

The wood is good, the chains are strong

When they built it something went wrong

When it’s down you can walk across

Just be careful not to trip on the moss

 

This silly little poem was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #39.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day at the Seashore

4 stanza haiku about the seashore

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