#NaPoWriMo HayNaKu

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Kiss
Lips coalesce
Full of promise

Snuggle
Close together
Whisper sweet nothings

Laughter
Best medicine
Lifts dour mood

Daybreak
Fresh beginning
Open to possibilities

NaPoWriMo Prompt – Today’s prompt (optional, as always) is another one from the archives, first suggested to us by long-time Na/GloPoWriMo participant Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem. For example, you could write a hay(na)ku sonnet, like the one that Vince himself wrote back during NaPoWriMo 2012!

Good morning and welcome to day ten of NaPoWriMo and in case you haven’t figured it out, I’m spending my Friday morning warm and cozy in bed. I’m not sure I would consider this a chain haynaku but once I started writing, it was hard to stop. My long time readers do know I enjoy short poetic forms. Here is one of my earlier efforts at the haynaku form.

Well I wish I could spend all day daydreaming and writing in my bed, but I should probably get some actual housework done. I’ll see you all again tomorrow.

 

NaPoWriMo Day 27

Introvert
Me, myself
I lost connection

Crazy
no voice
inside my head

NaPoWriMo Prompt – And today’s prompt – optional, as always — comes to us from Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem. For example, you could write a hay(na)ku sonnet…

Me, yesterday, I lost connection with my muse. Wrote a line here and there but nothing coalesced. It’s not helpful that real life is somewhat frustrating right now. Rachael had a successful 30 hour famine. Dad picked her up Saturday afternoon and then we had a family dinner (Nonnie, Ray and Caitlin included) at PF Chang’s to celebrate her induction into NHS. After that Shawn and I went to visit my uncle. My uncle and cousin are struggling right now, and we are trying to figure out a way to help them. They let things build up so long in silence; it’s a big tangle to untie.

Grief

Instant
life changes
unable to cope

Sorrow
builds up
faculties lose control

Insecure
frustrated alone
gasping for air

Embrace
held tight
safe trembling stops

Finally I breathe ~
never let go

One Year on WordPress

I started blogging on wordpress one year ago.  Actually I’ve been a regular contributor to the Mamazina blog here for quite a few years, but I did not set up a personal blog until June 2013.  Near the end of April last year, the site I was posting my poetry on went down.  A major bummer for me, because I was sharing my napowrimo poetry there.  When gather.com still wasn’t running well over a month later, I decided to set up a wordpress blog.  I wrote my first post on June 8th.  I wanted a place to post poetry again.

During summer vacation, I’m not writing as often since I’m busy with the girls out of school.  Yesterday I was playing with some hay(na)ku.

Laundry
piles up
mom off writing

Switch
load over
washer to dry

Pair
up socks
odd one out

 

Yes, I was also doing the laundry.  I thought the last poem would work well in reverse, as well.

 

Odd one out
pairing up
socks

 

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by my blog this first year.  I hope it didn’t disappoint.  And you’ll continue to read my musings for another year.

No Internet Haynaku

Panic
Data leak
Unwanted Internet escape

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Panic
Data leak
Minecraft Lego style

#truestory just before 5PM yesterday there is a knock on my door.

Sorry, Ma’am, I had to shut off your cable. I can schedule a repairman first thing tomorrow morning.

For about 45 minutes before this my little one is complaining Netflix and youtube are not working. I was a good Mommy that day, giving her the minecraft village Lego set that came in the mail. Mostly because Dad spilled the beans of its purchase. But her complaint, I can’t construct Legos in total quiet!

Hey, what do you know you have an MP3 player. It isn’t the same, Mom!

Well just before 10AM this morning the leak was repaired. Not that my little one was happy. First thing in the morning was interpreted as – Before she left for school.