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Elucidate – Haiku

Today’s word is “elucidate.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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Elucidating

Summer to Autumn – Haiku

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Transition begins

Equal light, equal darkness

Autumn equinox

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

Written for

 

 

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, September 25th, 2019, autumn equinox.

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — September 25

Fixing the Roof – #Saturday Mix – #Rhyme Time

Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

Rhyme Time’ focuses on the use of rhyme to build your writing piece. You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice.

*Homophones can be used as alternatives to the challenge words.

Our rhyming words this week are:

  1. batch
  2. catch
  3. hatch
  4. match
  5. patch
  6. thatch

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I had to thatch a patch

I hoped that it would match

So, I mixed up a batch of thatch

Before the chicken eggs would hatch

Remembering also to put in a window catch

Six Sentence Story – Silly Poem

Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay 

My silly little poem was written in response to Denise’s Six Sentence Story Challenge over at Girlie on the Edge’s Blog. This weeks challenge was to use the word “Gallery”.

 

 

Mallory let’s go to the gallery

Sorry, no, not on my salary

Go ask Valerie to go with you to the gallery

I did and she’s having problems with her allergies

How about if I take you to that bar in Calgary

Only if you promise to buy me a daiquiri

 

London Fog – Haiku

Image from Google Hub Photo Frame

Engulfed, sight was dimmed

Heavy fog obfuscating

Chilly murkiness

———-

Thick like a pea soup

Squinting, difficult to see

Suspended droplets

© Susan Zutautas 2020

This haiku was written for a challenge over at Fandango’s called #FFFC.

Summer’s Night – Haiku

Billowy pink clouds

Resting on the horizon

On a Summer night

Random

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Image by matreena from Pixabay 

Each week Denise over at Girlie On The Edge challenges us to write a six sentence story or poem.

six sentence stories

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORD:  RANDOM

I’ve not been writing very much as of late and my writer’s block is very bothersome. My six sentence story/acrostic poem seems a bit silly to me but I have to start somewhere right?

Right or wrong, you can sing it in a song

Any time of day or night, sing with delight

New lyrics are fun to write to a special song you like

D can sound like a major or often as a minor

Open your heart sing whether you’re happy or sad

Make someone’s day, make them smile today

Excitement Builds – Haiku

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

 

black kitty

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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