A Defensive Dinner

Eating violet
Spiked globes of thistle, a
Defensive dinner

I wrote this haiku tonight to go with this photo of purple artichokes that I brought home in February. I don’t know why Ive waited so long been to write about this pretty picture. A delayed but delightful pairing?

This post is the ninth in what I hope to be a series of 30 posts in honor of NaBloPoMo.

Sun Sets Seasoned

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Tree Fall by Steph Abbott

The sun sets seasoned
from curled husks detached alight
Gusts grieving morrow

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Sunday, October 4, 2015. I wrote this haiku and created the image “Tree Fall” while listening to cellist Gautier Capucon play Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 (via YouTube at https://youtu.be/FVKb3DwPFA8). This movement reminds me of when the season starts to change from summer to fall (but summer doesn’t want to leave).

A Familiar Meow

Familiar Meow ©Steph Abbott 2014
Familiar Meow ©Steph Abbott 2014

Darkness creeps below
Whiskered valley fore cock crow
Spirits lift aglow

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Saturday, November 1, 2014. Here is my first post as part of the National Blog Posting Month challenge. For me, it will be a challenge to post every day of the month. Fingers-crossed, folks. Inspired by Halloween and the turning of the seasons, I created the image of the witch’s familiar using Art Rage 4 software. Thinking of the day after Halloween as All Saints Day, I then wrote the corresponding haiku, Familiar Meow.

August Repose

August Repose by Stephanie Abbott

Her mind quells. Her heart slows. Her soul hums.
It is almost time.
Thursday, August 1, 2013. Exhausted from a hectic week, I created this doodle using Sketchbook Mobile on my Kindle Fire HD late in the evening with swollen hands and and bleary vision. I’m too tired to continue.