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Suburb-The Changing Seasons V2 (July 2017)

July Lily

Heat Haiku (Composure)

Rise up and stand tall
Against the sweltering heat
Keep cool composure

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This has been a hot, hot, hot July! It’s hot enough to make tempers flare! So stay cool my friends!!!

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This flower (tall and proud) popped up overnight despite the heat. I think it is some type of lily. Do you know what kind of flower it is?

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This is my seventh 2017 post for year three of Cardinal Guzman’s photo challenge, The Changing Seasons. You can post a photo gallery (V1) or a single photo (V2) that showcases your view of the month. You can check out the Cardinal’s page for the general challenge rules and join right in! His photos are fantastic! Like last year, I am planning to add a haiku along with my single V2 photo each month. Even though it has been said that a picture paints a thousand words, I like pairing pictures and words; both can still mean different things to different people.

All my previous Changing Seasons posts are in one place under the Changing Seasons header at the top of the page. Take a look around my blog if you are interested! Comments are welcome!

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Color Your World-Red

Red

Red

Red Haiku (Alert)

Red blossom alert
Demanding of attention
Wild admiration

*posted for JNW’s Color Your World Photo Challenge-Red

Fresh Style

Adorned

Adorned

Adorned Haiku (Revival)

Customary style
Contemporary freshness
Old is new again

*posted for Ronovan’s haiku challenge with target words of fresh and style. I tried to use both target words and synonyms in the haiku.

Lantern Trio

Trio

Trio

Lantern Haiku (Welcome)

Night falling like rain
Dark skies pleading for relief
Welcome lantern glow

*posted in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge:
Trio

Ornate Affection

Ornate

Ornate

Ornate Haiku (Affection)

Gemstone collective
Embracing a lonely wrist
Ornate affection

*posted in response to the daily post photo challenge:
Ornate

Winter Dread (One Word Photo Challenge-Winter)

Winter View

Winter View

Winter Dread

Because of dreaded winter
I can’t enjoy fall

Because of dreaded winter
Fall is no fun at all

I dread the temperature so low
I dread the way wind will blow

I dread the cold and ice and snow
I dread the fear my car won’t go

Because of dreaded winter
Fall colors fade away

Because of dreaded winter
Blue skies turn to grey.

*posted for JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge-Winter

In full disclosure, I really do appreciate the beauty of fall! But, I really do start to worry about the winter weather! How do you feel about fall and winter?

Sonnet of the Robin

Robin

Robin

Sonnet of The Robin

Fly, Robin fly!
You sing your sweet song
Your notes never wrong
Music fills the sky

Soar, Robin soar!
Take flight tree to tree
Your wings set you free
Fluidity you can’t ignore

The sound waves you send
Floating in the air
Carried on the wind

Pleasure to declare
Songs that you lend
Joy you must share

*posted for writing201, poetic prompt-pleasure, poetic form-sonnet, poetic device-apostrophe

Apple Butter Elegy

Apple Butter

Apple Butter

Apple Butter Elegy

My Momma would have liked it
Autumn apple butter

Apples and spices and sugar
Tart and warm and sweet

Jar still waiting to be opened
Crafted with kindness

Bursting with all the flavors of fall
My Momma would have liked it

*posted for writing 201, poetic prompt-flavor, poetic form-elegy, poetic device-enumeratio

My mother passed away just this August and I have been thinking about her and all the things
she would have liked this season. I sure do miss her!

Frantic

Frantic

Frantic

*posted for writing 201
poetic prompt-face, poetic form-found poetry, poetic device-chiasmus

Okay, this is only in the format of found poetry…even this took a long time! Can’t wait to see what everyone else came up with!

Ode To The Sun

Komorebi

Komorebi

Ode To The Sun

The heat of your affection
Brings warmth to my face
As my heart starts to race

Your light gives direction
Toward you I run
Oh, glorious sun

You brighten my day
You highlight my way
My steps you will map
My flow you will tap
At the point of no return
Destiny to learn

*posted for writing 201, poetic prompt-map, poetic form-Pindaric Ode, poetic device-metaphor

*Komorebi is a Japanese word for sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees

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