May 21, 2019

Haiku Sticky #499


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

days of rain
between the showers
a wild rabbit eats

May 19, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

after too many years

she gently closes
the door
behind her

a slam is not needed
when the reverberations
come from her soul

May 14, 2019

Haiku Sticky #498


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

four straight nights
the gentle patter of rain
now grates

May 12, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!

Here are the other two postcards created for the April Spark postcard exchange; both are cherita poems.

Since it's been raining almost nonstop for the past month, I'm hoping we'll miss pine pollen coating everything. It'll be washed away before it can fly around.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

spring in bloom

you can't blame the pine
for envying the flowers

she does her best to add to
the color medley by spreading
yellow pollen over all


The dandelions won't be in full force for a few weeks, and although they're weeds, they're a bright, cheery yellow.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

spring dusk

one dandelion flower
remains open

the tickle of a warm
breeze invites self-indulgence
in the both of us

May 7, 2019

Haiku Sticky #497

After taking the month of April off, Haiku Sticky Tuesdays are back. I'm up to 497! I've written nearly 500 haiku and other poems, which fit on a sticky note, since August 2009.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

who would have thought
so much green is possible
...May rain

May 5, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!

April was a postcard exchange month for the Spark community. I had to create original postcards to send to four individuals using the general topic of spring. The first two are early signs of spring--crocus and forsythia. The second two occur slightly later in the season. Today I'll post the early spring ones, both of which are small poems.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

New England Gardens in Spring

Her six-month lease is up.
Granite and gneiss is the trash
she leaves behind as Winter
reluctantly vacates the premises.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

Spring Impossibility

Getting an accurate count
of rabbit kits gamboling...
in
out
under
a forsythia bush.

April 30, 2019

Ekphrastic April, Day 30: "Reverie"

We started the month with dreams and we will end it with dreams. Thanks for stopping by to help celebrate National Poetry Month 2019!


"Reverie" (date unknown) by √Čvariste Carpentier [1845-1922].

summer day dreams

she needs no guides
to their interpretation

the light of the sun
is her spotlight and she
is the star of the show


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.


A cherita is a haiku-like poem of three stanzas that tells a "story." The first stanza is one line and sets the scene. Stanza two is two lines, stanza three is three lines. A cherita terbalik is a cherita with the order of the stanzas rearranged.