Summer Place

When I was young my brothers and I would be given the job of herding cows from one pasture to another and then wait to drive them home at night. On those long summer afternoons, while tending the cows, we would take advantage of the shade of those big cottonwood trees and dream the day away.

 

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Old cottonwood trees
float like clouds on the prairie –
shade hot summer days

                                                   -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 209 Old / Days
Prompt words: Old & Days
Haiku in 5-7-5

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/07/09/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-209-olddays/

Night Tanka

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 2/27/2018 Energy & Knowledge   – Synonyms Only

the forest shivers
with awareness in the breeze
love powers my dream

just as day turns into night
my memories begin to soar

                                                  -cj holm

(Haiku Tanka Form 5-7-5 7-7)

Per Colleen’s Weekly Challenge, I chose power and awareness as my synonyms for energy and knowledge

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https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/02/27/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-73-energy-knowledge-snyonymsonly/