Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #63 – Stag and Noise

….this week’s prompts from Ronovan Writes are stag and noise

The Young Groom’s Dilemma 

Noises from within

Hammered against his temples

Last night’s stag replayed


The stag raised his head

declaring his win loudly

His noise heard for miles

Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge – Must and Bust

….thanks to Ronovan for this week’s prompts, must and bust


IMG_5732It must be August

The fields glow with Queen Anne’s Lace

Ripe seed heads bust free

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Haiku Prompt Challenge #48 – ‘Inspire and Loss’

….thank you Ronovan for this week’s words, inspire and loss

This week’s prompts immediately brought to mind Noah Galloway, an Iraq war veteran who was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Despite being a double amputee he persevered week after week and went all the way to the finals and placed third. The words ‘inspiration and loss’ came up every week after he performed.

Dancing With  the Stars

The loss of one arm

and dancing with one leg

Inspired us to vote


Bravely baring all

His spirit to dance inspires

His loss, matters not

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Five Stories, Five Photos Challenge – Day 3

I was invited by Elizabeth from Tea and Paper to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.” Elizabeth is a fellow Canadian who lives close by but never reveals exactly where. She loves to journal, take photographs and write poetry.

Today I’d like to invite Jodi from Life in Between . Her blog is beautiful, her recipes devine and her art inspiring.



Graceful, sleek white curves

Dominate the water’s edge

 Monarchs of the lake

Weekly Poetry Haiku Challenge #30

…..Ronovan Writes gives us the prompts force and free

Teaching Strategies

I am free to teach

inspire, motivate and mold

Young minds without force


Sometimes a small bribe

 captivates the young learner

to focus clearly


Is it wrong or right?

Freedom to experiment

Brings results sans force


Today’s poem came as a result of a nutrition lesson I presented to my grade 5 health class today. We were examining the nutrition labels on bags of salty snacks. I told the class if we covered everything in my lesson they could sample the contents of the bags if they still wanted to after learning how to interpret the information on the nutrition labels. The lesson went well and the students were very focused. Amazing how the lure of receiving three or four chips kept the class engaged. Some of the students actually turned down the chips as they were passed around.