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Collecting Rocks

 

One rock—plop.
Two rocks—plop.

I pick them up.
I let them drop.

More and more.
I can’t stop!

I fill my bucket
to the top.

 

© Elizabeth Steinglass, 2014, all rights reserved

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Bleeding Hearts

These broken hearts
with their heavy
drops of blood,
hanging,
ever-ready
to fall,
but never
fall
ing,
beam
birthday party pink,
as if they are laughing
through their tears.

© Elizabeth Steinglass, 2014, all rights reserved

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spring sun
the fence blossoms
with coats

 

spring surprise
      it’s snowing
           soft pink petals

 

rock collecting
I pocket a smooth black egg
with stripes of magic

 

It’s National Haiku Day so of course I wanted to write and post a few haiku. Perhaps you’re wondering how the photo connects to the poems. Whenever I go for walks, I take pictures of anything that catches my eye. Later, if I’m not sure what to write about, I look at my photos for inspiration.

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Robin’s Song

Cheer-i-ly! Cheer-i-ly! Cheer-i-ly!
Hear me sing? To the sky? From the tree?
Every day, I greet the sun.
Every day, skipping none.
Rising first,
I sing my song
Lifting
You.

 
Today I wanted to write a simpler poem. Did you notice that it’s an acrostic poem?

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The Moon Speaks of the Eclipse

 

I do not feel myself tonight.
Though you should see me full and bright,
I offer dim and rusty light.

My shine is dulled by Earth’s great bite:
She casts a shade across my height,
Blocking the sun, my sole delight.

It isn’t right. It’s not polite
To pass in front and steal my might,
Then stay too far away to fight.

My bloodshot eye glares through the night.
I hope it sparks a little fright,
For I do not feel myself tonight.

 

My view of the moon was not so clear last night but I was up around 3 am and saw the Earth take a bite of the moon.

© Elizabeth Steinglass, 2014, all rights reserved

A Little About Me

I live in Washington, DC with my husband, my three kids, a cat, a guinea pig, and a bearded dragon. I have published poetry in Babybug, Ladybug, and High Five magazines, as well as Frogpond, The Journal of the Haiku Society of America. I am a member of the Poets' Garage and of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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