woodland trail

NaHaiWriMo- 2/11/13 (prompt: the woods)

woodland trail
I follow the song
of a robin

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in the hawk’s shadow

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge- Day 28

A tough prompt from guest prompter Jonathan Edward Ondrashek, coming just 2 days before the end of the challenge– “Write a poem illuminating how it feels to stand up for what is right in the face of adversity in the workplace”. Hmm. I took a few liberties with defining “workplace”, and wrote the following, based on something I observed this summer.

in the hawk’s shadow…
a mother robin
guards her nest

“Robin” is yet another spring kigo (three in a row, if I remember right!), even though I observed this in the summer. I guess that proves that kigo are more guidelines than anything else. More poetic responses can be read on the Poetic Asides blog.

time travel

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge- Day 12

Today’s intriguing prompt is by Jane Shlensky: “Write about a piece of technology or engineering that does not exist but that should.” It was a little bit tough to do justice to this prompt in 6-12 words, but here goes:

time travel
last year’s robin
back again

“Robin” is a spring kigo.  More poetic responses can be read on the Poetic Asides blog.