“This Last Chance” is in the hands of my beta readers, who I am eternally grateful for their input and precious time. I decided to take a couple of “me” days to unwind after some intense editing. The weather has been unusually warm and sunny, which I enjoyed. These days always seem to lead me to write poetry. For the very first time, I was compelled to write some Haikus, too. Here’s a sample of my “Me” Day Poetry:
It’s a warm winter day
The forest is silent and solemn
The bees, birds, and bears are absent
But the ravens follow me with interest.
I hike over the dry terrain
The leaves still scattered
From the winds of fall.
The woodrats nestled in their cozy houses
While the caterpillars are awaiting spring
I, alone wander through the pines
With my dog by my side
On a warm winter day
When rain and snow should be falling
In a time when nothing is normal
The trees remind me of what we can survive.
The soaking rains stopped
Winter’s magic vanished
Fire danger returns
The beams of sunlight
filtering through winter trees
caressing my face
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24 thoughts on ““Me” Day Poetry”
You write it beautifully, Denise… ♥♥♥
Thank you, Billy 🙂
You deserve a “me” day and your poem made me feel as if I was walking with you.
Thanks, John:) Glad you joined along.
“Me” days are truly important at any time but more especially after intense editing.
So true, Raymond:) Nature resets the creativity for me.
I always love your nature poetry. The scenery and setting springs to life in my minds eye. I am sure I would love living where you do. You are so lucky, and describe everything so beautifully.
I wrote my first haiku recently. At first, I was intimated, and it took me FOREVER to produce something, but now I think I would like to try it again. It’s fun expanding our creative horizons.
Thank you, Mae:) It’s a magical place to live even with the fire worries.
Haiku is intimidating to try to get a vision out in few words. I think Bette’s book inspired me. I hope you share some with us! It is fun to keep exploring new things! Xo
I love this, Denise. You transport the reader. I tried some haiku several years ago for a writing class. Like you, I chose a nature setting. It’s not easy to write, but you did it beautifully!
Thanks, Joan:) I think nature offers the most to capture in so few words. I tried it only once before, but seeing it as a book telling a story made me realize how much it offers.
Congratulations on getting to this point with your new book, Denise. I do enjoy your nature poems, very lovely.
Thank you, Robbie:) This story had its own time frame. Happy to hear you enjoy the nature poems! I love writing them.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful poetry Denise. You took me along through that trail. 🙂
Thank you, Balroop. Happy to have you along on the trail!
Thanks so much for the wonderful journey your poetry takes us on,Denise. I can see, hear and feel the emotions, you have a gift my friend,
Thank you, Soooz. That means a lot to me.
Ah, what a beautiful respite, Denise!
Thank you, Jan xo
Your poem took me away, Denise! Thank you for that. Enjoy your ‘Me’ time. You deserve it. <3 xo
Thank you Vashti. I’m glad it was able to move you:) xo
These are beautiful, Denise. It’s nice to get outside and shrug off those winter blues like an itchy coat 🙂
Thank you, Jacquie:) LOL, I love the thought of getting out of the itchy coat!
Love this! A walk through the woods is a great comfort.
Thank you, Julie:) It sure is a comfort to be surrounded by trees and nature.