Thursday, November 30, 2017

Poetry Friday - December Haiku

         Poetry Friday is hosted by Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading this time, the person who keeps us organized and who challenges us with her own beautiful poems. Thanks, Mary Lee.

         It's fun that Mary Lee is hosting today because she mentioned last week that she's going to do #HaikuforHealing again this December. You can read her explanation here. After this year I find I need distractions and a goal to look more thoughtfully at the world beyond the screen. We've broken heat records here in Denver this November. It was eighty-one degrees last Monday! While that did not stay, and Tuesday the temperature dropped to a high of about forty, now it's back again to the sixties. We need winter and the moisture snow or rain brings. Thus, I will try to observe what's happening in my world this month, away from the screen!

#haikuforhealing

12/1/17

warm November,
re-claims summer ­–
joggers in shorts

Linda Baie ©All Rights


26 comments:

  1. We've had a warm fall, too, but nothing like 81 degrees! There's so much to stress over, including climate change. I'm hoping to relax a little with #HaikuforHealing. We'll see how it goes.

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  2. Wow, "joggers in shorts" hmm. Fun haiku but I'm sending wishes for cooler and more seasonal weather to the lovely rockies, thanks Linda!

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  3. Oh, I love this! I'm joining in #haikuforhealing too. I love how the daily practice brings me calm focus. My life is sure busy these days. I need it.

    first of December
    arrives with rain falling cold
    on my scarf-wrapped neck

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  4. We've had a warm fall here, too, in the Midwest, but I hear cold weather is coming. I am also trying to focus on aspects of life beyond the screen this season. I hope to contribute at least a few haiku for healing.

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  5. No shorts for us here in the North East, Linda...but, no snow either, so there's comfort in that!

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  6. Linda I think of the high mountains but not high temps. for your world these days.
    Fun Haiku.

    December Dateline
    Sunshine sends people swimming
    Do manatees move?

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  7. Looking forward to your haiku this month, Linda! You're off to a great start with warm November :).

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  8. You have definitely captured this year's November to the letter. Yesterday was the first day that actually smelled like fall in NYC, a strange mix with the Christmas trees being sold on the streets.

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  9. Thanks everyone, and for haiku gifts, too! I'm madly running around on errands, back for a while, then off to pick up the grand-girls! That's good healing, too!

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  10. Erratic weather! I hope you get enough precipitation, Linda. Here's a short one from me:

    twitchy tail circles
    refilled birdfeeder--
    squirrel is pleased
    with cooler weather

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  11. Our weather in SC is up and down, too, Linda! Love your haiku!!

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  12. Wow, that sounds like our weather!

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  13. Linda, we have had a warm fall in Massachusetts too. I haven't had to wear a warm coat yet. Took my younger granddaughter for a walk two days ago when temperatures were in the low sixties. That's not typical for late November.

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  14. Warm in Wisconsin, too! I'm planning to plant some milkweed seeds outside in pots today & hoping for a nice long walk after that. Enjoy your weather--hope some precipitation is on your horizon!

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  15. Thanks for sharing, Linda - I love haiku in any season! :0) And hopefully you all will continue on a more seasonal path. We're in 70s/50s mode over here on the coast, with cooler temps and rain on the way in a few days. Enjoying the gorgeous weather this weekend!

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  16. Thanks again for each of you coming by. I see others have strangely warm weather, too. I was out again watching ants working "up top" and spotted a few ladybugs, too. They may need to disappear on Monday, when snow and cold is forecast. Thanks for another poem, Tabatha and to everyone for the wishes!

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  17. I'm loving the word *reclaim* right now, Linda. Let's hope that December can reclaim the cold. I look forward to more daily haiku. I've gotten myself into something much bigger than I intended, but the poems are kind of writing themselves. Thanks for your compliments.

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    1. It feels good to have a goal and I really love what you have started, though it is a busy time for a teacher, I know. Best wishes for the writing and for the holidays, Heidi. Thank you, too!

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  18. I'm glad to have company for this year's #haikuforhealing journey. Climate change and global warming are very real and we are all feeling the effects in large and small ways. We're too far gone to reverse it all, so it will be interesting to see how humans do or don't adapt. Heidi's poems about losses seem to fit perfectly with us haikusters who are cupping our hands around small moments before letting them go.

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  19. Linda, I like that this poem falls under the #haikuforhealing hashtag. The unseasonably warm weather is a sign that our climate needs healing.

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  20. Thank you Mary Lee and Laura, there are many concerns I have about our world and climate change is a big one. I love being out in nature, enjoying all that I can see, hear, taste. Well, I imagine you know what I mean. Best wishes to us all!

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  21. Love it. I'm in shorts, too, but of course that's because it is meant to be warm where I am.

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  22. Love the use of the word 'reclaim', Linda. I don't miss the year round shorts weather of AZ. Sending you some Switzerland chill. =)

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  23. It's only been in the uppers 40s here, but shorts have not yet been put away!

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  24. Thanks Sally and Bridget! Today is a big change. The wind is blowing in a cold day!

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  25. Oddly warm here, too. Hard to believe it's so near the solstice.

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