Tag Archives: nature

Ice

Ice bubble frost

Los Angeles ice
Glitters in the golden dawn
Disappears by noon

Ice clinks in your glass
Amber liquid frees your words
Better left unsaid

The ice on my hand
Burns cold in this silent room
Let it melt away

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©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Haiku set written for the Naturalist Weekly.

Weekend Sky

Irvine sunset

I hope you enjoy this manipulated image of a nice but ordinary sunset photo I took this week from my office window in Irvine, CA.

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©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Posted for Hammad’s Weekend Sky.

California Rain

Raindrops pattern

Drip drops on skylights
A soothing sleep melody
Too wet to walk dogs

Clouds puff and posture
Sunshine dominates the morn
Puddles dry quickly

Aquifers fill up
Thirsty state still not sated
California rain

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©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Senryu set written for Word Craft Poetry’s Challenge 303.

Two for Tuesday ~ New Year Haikus

Earth Plant Hand

Daylight stays longer
Chopped herbs emanate earth scent
Supper before dark

Plump berries ripen
Yellow days flow to warm eves
Salad bowl of spring

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©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Haikus written for the Naturalist Weekly (New Year related).

Bold Days

Kaleidoscope colorful patterns

Bold days of summer
Crashed over me in waves
Popsicles dripped
Sticky pink kisses
On tanned sun fingers
Turquoise dreams faded
To margarita green
Golden orange brown
Frost bruised the ground
I began to stay inside
Mouse grey quiet
As love passed me by

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©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Quadrille (44 words) written for dVerse Poets Quadrille Monday (bold).

Poverty

Sand desert sun heat endless

Once she was loaded
Golden tigers
Roamed her emerald hills
Rivers spilled sapphires
Into lush blooming meadows
Chattering monkeys
Feasted on sugar ripe fruit
Under a diamond moon

Then the men came
And stripped her naked
Plundered her troves of treasure
Leaving her in ruins

She shivers under a burning sun
As poverty bleaches her bones

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©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for the Skeptic’s Kaddish W3 36 (14 lines on poverty).

New Dawnings

dawn meadow fantasy

Lavender days grow longer;
Blossoms turn tender faces
Into the sun’s warming rays.
Melted snow reveals
Gentler ways to heal;
Unfamiliar paths
Tempt our morning gaze.
We move forward,
Not lost, not brave,
But hoping for a real change.
Cold hearts thaw,
Thoughts pivot to forgiveness—
New dawnings
Of love’s wide embrace.

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©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for dVerse Poets (Not Lost and Pivot) and Moonwashed Musings Weekly Prompt 124 (new dawnings).

Wondrous

Vibrant sunset purple red tree

Skeleton branches
Sweep the sky in wondrous hues
Anonymous art

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©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for Moonwashed Musings Weekly Prompt 123.

Wine and Oranges

Mulled wine

Fragrant cinnamon
Red wine warming on the stove
Snow piles up outside

Vibrant oranges
A taste of summer sunshine
Good things yet to come

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©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Double haiku written for the Naturalist Weekly (plants in winter).

Christmas Week Sky

Irvine sunset

Yep, it’s another sunset shot out of my office window, but that’s where I am these days at 5pm. Hopefully, I can mix it up in the spring with pics from other locales. I liked this one so much I had to share! (It’s slightly edited.)

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©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Posted for Hammad’s Weekend Sky.