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Concrete Haiku – NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 9


tRees bend with the         w     i     n     d
barely GREEN leaf bUd-BURSTS cling
i should be brEAThINg


A Haiku for today’s NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 9:  inspired by Kaschock’s use of space to organize her poems, write a “concrete” poem – a poem in which the lines and words are organized to take a shape that reflects in some way the theme of the poem.


after a cleansing rain, hush
but for bird chatter,
soft blush of blooms on the breeze


labyrinth – NaPoWriMo 2019 #24


the path meanders
weaves to the heart, returning
to the beginning


For NaPoWriMo 2019 Prompt #24: write a poem that, like “Dictionary Illustrations,” is inspired by a reference book. Locate a dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia, open it at random, and consider the two pages in front of you to be your inspirational playground for the day. Maybe a strange word will catch your eye, or perhaps the mishmash of information will provide you with the germ of a poem.

Work was a monster today…I had hoped to write a poem over lunch, but…I did not get lunch! I did manage to snap a photo of the random page I found when I opened the dictionary. My eyes settled upon the word Labyrinth. I have walked many a labyrinth in my life, and I think the universe is telling me I need to find another one to lose myself in. The truth is you can never really get lost in a true labyrinth, but the you who enters is never the same you that comes out. Namasté. ☯️


words from my father – NaPoWriMo 2019 #20

words from my father

choose between career
or family, can’t have both

his words haunt me still


A Haiku for today’s NaPoWriMo 2019 Prompt: write a poem that “talks.”

first night

Happy World Poetry Day 2019!

first night

adorned in winter
tree lace, a veil of cool
mist conceals her face
luna the fair, fragrance of
vernal blooms wafting on air

luminous specter
eventide vespers, whispered
wishes, souls to keep

~kat 2019

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