including five rainbows!
Well my dear friend Contrary Mom wrote a post about seven things that made her happy this week. I used to do that too and what a good habit. Originally I got the inspiration over at key + arrow but in any form the point is to review the past seven days and find in them seven delights. Very easy these days.
1. Gone fishin'
My favorite . . .
The prompt recently at CDHK was "abandoned," which is what I have almost done with CDHK recently. Been enjoying other parts of my life. But I'm back, at least now and then!
Anyway here's my attempt at a haiku on the theme. I guess that abandoned is an autumn kigo (season word).
stillness of the pond
beside the empty . . .
A lovely haibun prompt from Kristjaan's Carpe Diem Haiku Kai blog, on "departing summer." The rules are to write not-more-than-100-word narrative followed by the haiku in traditional (5/7/5, kigo, cutting word, interchangeable first and third lines) format, on the topic of "departing summer." Kristjaan's is really . . .
I haven't seen my kids since last Sunday. Tomorrow morning I get to hug them. I cannot wait! I have missed them so much, but what a week.
Alice Paul Talks
"revolting"is the word
bound with sheets and sat upon
rubber tube up my nostrils
delicate slip of a girl
interrupter of public meetings
if she ever threw a stone
Miss Paul merely threw words
votes for women
"You would have thought I had thrown a bomb."
From the Library of Congress, a classroom guide for . . .
An interesting prompt today at CDHK, from Jen of Blog It or Lose It. She asks us to write a haiku that incorporates that other emotion-provoking sense (besides sight and sound), smell. I love this one she offers:
spring plowing done – /
the scent of oil and hot dust /
in grandpa’s workshop //
So. Here's mine. This week my children are at . . .