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Poetry Friday: moon haiku

moon haiku

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Alas, I only had my phone with me to take this photo, otherwise I could have probably gotten a better shot. For all of today’s Poetry Friday happenings, be sure to visit our hostess, Renee LaTulippe, at The No Water River!

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Poetry Friday: A haiku kind of day

Wow, where does the time go? Last Friday, I was thinking about what I might share this Friday…and here it is, Friday already!

poetryfridaybutton-fulllBy the way, I have to again thank Heidi Mordhorst for nominating this blog for a Sunshine Blogger Award. (I’m glad I bring some sunshine to your universe, Heidi!)

With winter hanging on like it has, I’ve had nature on my mind – and the haiku form is perfect for taking little tidbits of the natural world and showing them in a new or different light. The thing I like most about haiku is the last line, which should be a surprise or a unique observation about the previous two lines. Here’s what I’ve been writing lately:

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deep within
insistent wind
her voice

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bewitching breakers
sweep me away in a form
of sea-foam sorcery

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night birds sing
of love and longing as the forest
eavesdrops.

- all poems © 2014, Matt Forrest Esenwine

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If you’d like to read more poetry, today’s Poetry Friday hostess is the Rogue Anthropologist, Kara Newhouse!  Also, I’m very happy to once again be participating in Ed DeCaria’s #MMPoetry2014 poetry competition, which starts this Monday – be sure to check his site often for updates, and get ready to vote, vote, vote!

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The blog is back! Sort of…

Let me just say, this recovery thing is certainly taking longer than I’d anticipated.

ID-10056952 (soccer ball)In case you’re unaware, I tore every ligament in my right knee that I possibly could while playing indoor soccer the Tuesday before Thanksgiving – which is why I’ve been on hiatus for awhile. Between taking care of a 4-year-old and a 5-month-old, running my voiceover business, and trying to keep the house from looking like something worthy of a reality-TV makeover…I just had no time at all to maintain the blog.

I still have no time – but since I can at least walk a little better and finally bend my knee at an almost 90-degree angle, I’m going to see what happens!

Truth is, I don’t know what I’ll do in March, when I hope to have surgery, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. For now, I’m planning on posting something new at least once per week and possibly twice per week; however, the schedule will not be the same. I used to post every Tuesday and Friday, but for now, I’ll post when my schedule allows me to. Being a parent and hubby and fully recovering from the injury are my priorities – followed closely by running my business as a voice talent. As my time opens up, hopefully I’ll be able to do more.

RhyPiBoMo bannerI’m going to have to recover quickly, actually!  I have an interview with children’s poet/author David L. Harrison planned for next week, I have Poetry Friday posts I’m looking forward to, I’m in the middle of judging the CYBILS Award for Poetry along with some other fine folks, I’ll be posting an advance review of Laura Purdie Salas’ new book, Water Can Be (Millbrook) due out April 1, I’ll be taking part in Angie Karcher’s RhyPiBoMo (Rhyming Picture Book Month) celebration, AND I’ll be again teaming up with Gerald So at the The 5-2 : Crime Poetry Weekly when April rolls around  for National Poetry Month. On top of all this, I hope to once again be able to compete in Ed DeCaria’s #MMPoetry Challenge 2014 at his blog, Think, Kid, Think!

A sucker for punishment, I am. ;)

In the meantime, please visit my friend and fellow writer Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’s blog, Today’s Little Ditty , as she is spotlighting a haiku by Yours Truly today! Thanks for visiting, and I hope to talk to you more in the weeks ahead.

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Poetry Friday: Seasonal haiku

poetryfridaybutton-fulllHere’s something brand-new I wanted to share: it’s another poem I’m considering including in my Autumn-themed collection.

I tend to title all my poems, including my haiku – which is technically a no-no, as haiku are not supposed to be titled. So I’m gritting my teeth here, trying not to tell you the title is “Protector.”

Dang.

Oh well, try to forget the title and just enjoy the poem, if you can now…and be sure to visit Katya at Write. Sketch. Repeat. for the complete Poetry Friday roundup!
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Winter’s first snowfall
arrives just in time to catch
Autumn’s last leaf.

- © 2013, Matt Forrest Esenwine

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Poetry Friday: A Two-Haiku Kind of Day

poetryfridaybutton-fulllI don’t often write haikus, as they are simultaneously the easiest and hardest poems to write.

On the surface, they appear very simple:  3 lines, nothing to it, right? But then once you start, you realize you need natural imagery, human emotion, a twist in the 3rd line…and suddenly you start disliking every word you write down.

The fact is, a haiku is the easiest poem in the world to screw up. Anyone write a bad one; it’s extremely difficult to write a good one.

So…are these any good?

Hard tellin’, not knowin’.  I like them – and have put more time into them than you might think at first blush.  So hopefully you’ll like them, too! The first is my newest poem, something I wrote for the autumn-themed children’s poetry collection I’m writing. The second one is geared to an older reader and was published last year by the online literary journal, YARN (Young Adult Review Network).  I’m sharing it today because…well, because I felt like it!

ID-100196945 (acorns)Acorns

Mother oak
kisses her babies goodbye,
their caps warm and snug.

- © 2013, Matt Forrest Esenwine

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Abandonment

Sparrow sweetly sings
melancholy melody;
her mate, on the ground.

- © 2012, Matt Forrest Esenwine

For all of today’s Poetry Friday happenings, please visit Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference!

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