Haiga, Haiku, Poems by others, Poetry Friday

Shannon Falls Haiga

My sister takes amazing nature photographs. When I saw these on her Facebook profile yesterday, complete with haiku she’d written (her first she says), I told her she should write more and my thought was, I’ve got to share these with other lovers of nature and poetry. Poetry Friday is the perfect place. So here… Continue reading Shannon Falls Haiga

Form poems, Haiku, nature


fluffy, pale, shapeless with just a hint of young self cattails in old age © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ************** Prompt - Inspiration This haiku was inspired by the photo taken on a walk in March 2015. ~*~*~*~*~ This April I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by posting some not-as-yet published poems from… Continue reading Cattails

LIMP sequence, Personal

Life between the rows

Life between the rows I look down at my garden at tight pink hyacinths ready to pop green spears of tulip clumped in the randomness of fall planting but nothing stirs in me except guilt. I should be out there softening the soil letting in the air, stirring it to a rich black backdrop that… Continue reading Life between the rows

Haiku, nature

pink elephant corn

pink elephant corn childhood’s quick-vanishing treat branches pop pink spring © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ************ Prompt - Inspiration This April 2012 haiku was prompted by Spring, of course. What more is there to say? ~*~*~*~*~ This April I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by posting some not-as-yet published poems from my files,… Continue reading pink elephant corn

nature, Poetry Friday


Warm-up The robins lilt the blackbirds trill from little sparrow’s open bill an aria so sweet and round. (how can that wee bird make such sound?) From somewhere high the flicker drums with rat-tat-tat the forest thrums The ducks afraid of our bold pets alarm their alto clarinets Steller's jays rasp the Kelp Gulls shriek… Continue reading Warm-up

People, Personal

I Remember … (NPM ’16-Day 30)

I Remember… I remember the holes in the green roll-down blinds and how they looked like a starry sky. I remember caramel-colored fly paper hanging twisty from the ceiling dotted with black. I remember making cakes and cookies when we got to play with water in the sandbox. I remember lying sick on the couch… Continue reading I Remember … (NPM ’16-Day 30)

Haiku, nature, Objects, Personal

Solomon’s Seal (NPM ’16-Day 24)

Solomon’s Seal lacy petticoat green leaves bower leggy height cure for many ills texture complements pieris, hostas, roses salve for green-starved eyes © 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) *************** My sister gave me a Solomon's Seal plant about a year ago. It did well. But when it came up this spring,  I had… Continue reading Solomon’s Seal (NPM ’16-Day 24)

Form poems, nature, Personal

Spring’s Debutantes (NPM ’16-Day 16)

Spring’s Debutantes Party deb Pansy and, before her, Crocus whisper in royal shades of an amethyst queen. Frilly Lilac and loose-limbed Wisteria trailing scented clouds of hocus-pocus languid on trellis and bower lean. The starchy Tulip sisters dressed in flames bring to this dance a daring new criteria, strut a bold contrast to spring’s purple… Continue reading Spring’s Debutantes (NPM ’16-Day 16)

People, Poems by others, Poetry Friday

Progressive Poem 2016 – Day 16

How lovely to have this poem land on my desk all eager to find out what that little perched "divining seer" is beaming about (thank you, Matt, for handing me the baton of an easy rhyme). Here is the poem so far with my line at the bottom in bold. A squall of hawk wings… Continue reading Progressive Poem 2016 – Day 16