The September Heights – Day 30 – Free

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Poooetry for sale!

Coooome aaaaaand get it! No takers?

Poooetry for free!

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Thanks to Haiku Heights for hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt, the final of which was “free”–appropriate for ending our month-long venture. Some days were tougher than others!

Thanks to all the participants, readers, likers, and commenters. What a supportive group! I’ve learned a lot from you, and even if I didn’t always have time to comment, I have done my darnedest to read every single haiku.

Well done, all!

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The September Heights – Day 29 – Battlefield

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Referees return

from NFL battlefield.

Crisis averted!

 

Referees return

to NFL battlefield.

Crisis averted!

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Interesting the difference a preposition makes. Couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so you get to enjoy both. (Sarcasm alert!) Details if you haven’t been following the news on the crisis. (Oops, there’s that sarcasm again!)

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Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “battlefield.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.

The September Heights – Day 28 – Waltz

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When Matilda and

I take to the floor, all of

the Outback watches.

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The reference for those who are interested!

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Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “waltz.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.

The September Heights – Day 27 – Footprint

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Cat paws on the car,

end to end. Mud season. Wait–

chasing a squirrel?

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Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “footprint.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.

The September Heights – Day 26 – Paper Boat

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At lunch, milk cartons,

straws, and napkins taught us how

to sail through puddles.

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Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “paper boat.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.

The September Heights – Day 25 – Sleep

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From the roost, chirping:

Where’s the ramp? The chickens are

up before I am.

Looking through the egg door to the nest box (where the shredded paper is) and the roost (the pole that runs down the middle). The ramp is to the right, raised and lowered by the wire right down the middle of the picture.

The chicken coop with ramp lowered. Victoria is the brown chicken and Margaret and Anne are the black ones.

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Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “sleep.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.

The September Heights – Day 24 – Paradox

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1.

Through the Guardian,

Nazis conquer Earth. Kirk must

let his Edith die.

2.

Tasha knows she should

be dead. Picard lets her have

her way yesterday.

3.

Jake saves Benjamin

from bouncing in time’s white void.

Storyteller dies.

4.

Janeway helps herself

get home ahead of schedule.

Borg queen defeated.

5.

Archer’s memory

lost, Xindi zap Earth. Crash the

ship to get both back.

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Bonus points for naming the show and episode for each! 🙂

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Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “paradox.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.

The September Heights – Day 23 – Hummingbird

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On a diet? What

can you learn from a bird that

drinks sugar water?

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Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “hummingbird.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.

 

The September Heights – Day 22 – Birth

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The rain was dancing

the day my sister came home;

Grandma held me back.

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Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “birth.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.

The September Heights – Day 21 – Glory

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(This one’s for you, George!)

Hitchens stuck to his

godless guns: Don’t keep the faith;

truth is marching on.

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That being said, regardless of one’s religious inclinations, this is one of the most fun choral pieces to sing ever (soprano–I get to do those high notes at the end). And regardless of one’s opinion of the Mormon faith, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir does one of the best renditions ever.

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Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “glory.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.