Haiku Challenge (3/25/19)

alfalfa Field

-Art Credit- Julie Ford Oliver: The Alfalfa Fields https://juliefordoliver.blogspot.com/2012/01/alfalfa-fields.html

soft narrow descants
sung by prairie meadowlarks
-gently minded breeze

alfalfa flavored dewdrops
sweeten springtime work of art

cj holm


Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 246 Narrow / Minded
5-7-5 7-7



Turning to Spring

As the snow melts, I can hardly wait for winter to be over!


In yellow flowers
a bumble bee sings his song
floating in the breeze


As I cut the grass
a leopard frog hops away
annoyed by the sound


dark clouds dim the sky
children struggle with swim towels
left on line to dry


Swallows dive at me
as I walk under their perch
warning me away


My pale arms and legs
provide a perfect target
for hot summer sun

                                       –cj holm



winter suspension
life or death is the question
-spring rain gives answer

sun rising, geese are moving
cherry-flower blossoms are near

                                                          -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 237 Answer / Question
5-7-5 7-7



Haiku Challenge 194


Heimdall returns the Brisingamen to Freya. Image by Heritage Images/Hulton Fine Art Collection/Getty Images

Norse Goddess Freyja
worshipped for fertility
dawns Brisingamen

                    -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 194 Worship / Goddess
Prompt words: worship & goddess
Haiku in 5-7-5



Haiku 2/14/2018

Written on a winter walk-

shimmering branches
suspended from winter sky
squirrel tracks in rhyme


melting april snow
tumbling from church gable
glisten on snowdrift


fiery red dogwoods
floating in wind packed snow
hold a nibbled branch


spring promise
by the frozen field
— bare lilacs


cool white horizon
quivering in morning sun
capped by azure sky

                   -cj holm

Spring Tanka

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge 145 Beautiful/Curse


Beautiful daydream
Of a garden yet to be
-I curse the hard work 

Wheelbarrow, pick, and shovel
These were never meant for me

                                               -Clarence Holm