Persistence

Autumn sun glistens
On the shiny polished stone
Ceaseless river flows

– Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #112. Word prompts were “River” & “Stone” or synonyms of those. Photo from Wikimedia.

Midday Walk

The ducks and geese played tag in the afternoon sun as it sparkled across the river like diamonds.

– Written for Day 24 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.

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The Perfect Shot

Waiting patiently, still, positioned just so, sweat trickles down my temples. I watch birds and insects flutter in and out of my frame. The sun is bright, and the grass is itchy, but I will stay just a few moments longer with finger poised on the button depressed halfway. I wait for the perfect shot, and sometimes I am rewarded for my dedication.

– Written for Day 20 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.

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Not Fall Yet

Cool breeze sign of fall
Sweltering afternoon heat
Nature changed her mind

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– Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #110. Word prompts were “Change” & “Mind” or synonyms of those. Photo from PublicDomainPictures.net.

Artwork

The sun shines through the leaves and makes its way to my window. The breeze moves branches and clouds casting playful shadows on the windowpane. I watch through blinds, safe from the heat, and I appreciate innovative invention. My window is a frame holding the artwork of nature for my enjoyment.

– Written for Day 14 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.

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An Overcast Bear Hug

An overcast sky looks like it holds secrets that it is busting at the seams to tell. It’s waiting for just the right moment.

The sun has hidden away, finished with its work for the day and the overjoyed clouds fill the sky. They are thick, gray, and heavy like a blanket covering everything protectively.

Under the clouds, a slight breeze moves the trees and cools the air after a humid day.

Some days a bright afternoon is relaxing and some days, like today, a gray sky feels like a bear hug.

– Written for Day 13 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.

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