Featuring cherita!

May 5, 2021

Haiku Sticky #592


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.


first lilac sighting
an overwhelming urge
to rip off my mask

May 2, 2021

Happy Haiga Day!

I decided it was high time I set up a label titled "pandemic."  Today's post will be labeled as such, and I'll go back over the past year and add the rest.  It may take a few days.


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her highest single
word score ever

regrettably played
against an opponent
named "Practice"

pandemic year

April 30, 2021

Ekphrastic April, Day 30: "Two Sleeping Cats"

I'm going to end my 4th annual National Poetry Month series of ekphrastic cherita with a cat painting  by Wanda Gág, author and illustrator of one of my favorite picture books, Millions of Cats.

"Two Sleeping Cats" (1928) by Wanda Gág [1893-1946].

a pat of butter melting
on a slice of hot toast

a sleeping cat

a Saturday morning 
with a cup of coffee 
and nowhere else to be


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April 29, 2021

April 28, 2021

Ekphrastic April, Day 28: "Shorty"


"Shorty" by Ada May Plante [1875-1950]. 

the ability to dream
with eyes wide open

to be transported
great distances from words
best left unheard

is an admirable trait


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April 27, 2021

Ekphrastic April, Day 27: "A Knock at the Door"


"A Knock at the Door" (1897) by Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema [1852-1909].


my child, he is here

take a deep breath,
another...and one more
check your hair, your dress

slow down, give him
the time to breathe, too


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April 26, 2021

Ekphrastic April, Day 26: "Les Tricoteuses"


"Les Tricoteuses" 1915 by Jacqueline Marval [1866-1932] 

I am a cat

and cannot control
my innate impulses

humans knit in front
of me as if they expect
I won't go for the kill


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