evening purples
coneflowers, prairie clover
stirred by unhushed wings–

evening purples
asters, feathered grasses, pond-
held wary stillness

coneflowers, prairie clover,
rabbits quick-whisper
sun in slow descent

stirred by unhushed wings
sky quickens, blunt-crying geese
fade purple, southward

Written in the form of Troiku, inspired by this post at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.

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.