Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 266 Twisted / Cross


Bee’s on twisted path
cross wild flowers and sharp thorns
thoughts turn to honey

                                       -CJ Holm
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (8/12/19)

State Highway Roadside

prairie rose

Photo Credit – The First Scout

Prairie Rose flower covered in dust
Hot dry summer, with no cloud going by.
Waiting by the roadside, futile beauty, it seems unjust
Those pretty unseen colors; Soft muffled sigh.

Budding in the Dakota sunshine
Pink summer’s blossom, thriving all alone.
Yellow eyes unblinking set in a harsh design
Roots in sandy soil and littered with stone.

It seems like a squandered struggle
A wonder gone to waste
But I was there to appreciate the trouble
Those others had missed in haste.

-Clarence Holm

Pretty Violet

"Midnight Memories" Original Acrylic Artwork By Stuart Glazer

“Midnight Memories”
Original Acrylic Artwork By Stuart Glazer

Pampered plants lives indoors,
Never facing natures might.
Forced to bloom forevermore,
On the edge of light.

Lived a life without peril,
Never choosing, just kept along.
Displayed in soil completely sterile.
Wondering when her life went wrong.

-Clarence Holm