Sunday, September 6, 2015

Haikus and Summer Notes



morning chill, midday
swelter, wind-swept dusk, crisp night
stars succumb to rain 

morning after road
puddles scar, a reminder
on this journey sought


white. barren. ink sketch.
bursts of lemon drop color
on lush green canvas.

sunset walk with dog
his nose never leaves the ground
I gaze at hushed sky






Summer Notes: 

My summer poems are not available on this blog because I'm entering a local poetry contest.

 Vine Leaves Literary Journal , where I'm a poetry editor, now comes in a print edition and will be published twice a year. 

I received a job offer in July, and I just started my job working as a special education teacher. I'll post when I can. 

Happy Labor Day!

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful. And congratulations on the new job! Happy Labor Day to you too.

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  2. "Stars succumb to rain" Yes; that's just what they seem to do, at times. Nice writing.

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  3. Congrats and love haiku what a nice surprise!

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  4. Good luck on the contest and congrats on the job. Back to school is such a busy time.

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    1. Thanks, Medeia. Yes, this is such a busy time! How are you handling it, so far?

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  5. Hi Theresa ... so pleased for you - that must be so wonderful for you and the family. Great that you're still writing ... and we'll see you here when you can ...

    Good luck with all things - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi, Hilary. I've missed your posts. Hope you've had a lovely summer.

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  6. Congratulations on the Vine Leaves position!

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    1. Thanks. I've already had the job for over a year. I was just updating what's going out with the journal.

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  7. Congratulations on your new special ed job. I am sure you will be busy! Awesome about your summer poetry. Loved the picture for this post and the haiku. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you, DMS. I'm trying to stay in the writing world while having all this new responsibility at my new job.

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    1. This picture prompt does have a Wuthering Heights feel to it.

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  9. I always love your poetry, Theresa. All the luck with the local poetry contest. And with your new special education teacher position. I've said it before. Those children are truly lucky to have you for a teacher.

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  10. Oh, congratulations on the new job! You earned it; you've certainly worked hard for it. And I like your haikus, especially the one about the dog. It reminded me of how dogs "explore" the world through their noses.

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    1. Thank you, Neurotic Workaholic. I hope your new job is going well.

      Yes, my dog definitely explores his world through his nose. And would be through his stomach if I let him!

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  11. nice poem, a walk with dog is so calming <3

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  12. Loved the poem. Thanks for sharing Theresa!

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  13. Loved it. Especially bursts of lemon drop color.

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  14. It's beautiful, Theresa. I hope you're adapting okay to your job. It sounds like it's been intense.

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