Resolving the Year

half-year: half-clouded
horizon, old thoughts cast new
loops around half-moon
 
Today begins our Family Poetry Project, brainchild of Number Three, in which each family member writes a poem a day for the duration of the school summer holidays. Can we keep it up? We are going to use a selection of prompts. Today I made a haiku per Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.

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15 thoughts on “Resolving the Year

    1. I’m toying with the idea of making a FB page for it…what do you think? And friends are welcome to join in. 🙂

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  1. Wow! And you are moving this summer, too! What a great idea. I look forward to reading your posts. Hope you post some from your family.

    Love you use of the half moon image in the hazy in between time June is. Lovely.

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      1. Yes, I am. But I don’t go there often. For me, it is a bit of a time drain, though nice to keep up with people I don’t see often. Lots of posts of people going out for dinner, or reading the paper …

        Adding a collection page sounds like a great idea.

        I’ll read your work anywhere. Just tell me where to go. 🙂

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        1. All right. 🙂 I’ll work on a page here on the blog. I think my kids will let me share their work here, too.

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  2. Ah. I love this haiku. How you played with the imagery in this is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing your post with us at Heeding Haiku With HA this week.
    I am adding your link to the linking widget on your behalf. Have a great time with your poetry project. 🙂 I wish I could do it with someone. Ha. 😀
    -HA

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    1. Thank you very much. I have not tried much haiku before–but I’m beginning to love the challenge and possibilities of the form!

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  3. Continued success on Family Poetry!
    You might like this form (there are directions at):
    https://simplyelfje.wordpress.com/

    Funny thing about half moons… I am visiting and one of the tour guides gave this story about why there is a half moon on an out house door…
    Back in the day when an out house was, well the only way to go…
    The little building was placed half way between the house and halfway between the barn so the farmer and his wife each only had ‘half way’ to go. 😉

    Thanks for visiting my post on the prompt MLMM has a whole page on different forms – I have one too on my short verse site (some overlap, some are different):
    https://julesgemstonepages.wordpress.com/poetry-forms-old-and-new/

    Hoping my garden will be happy to see me when I do get home 🙂

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