“Mother Nature’s Con,” A #Haiku

Hello! It feels good to be back writing poetry again. I’ve missed all of you. The challenge words this week for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge were “stark and trap.” I’ve been trying to figure out ways to challenge the participants because you’ve all gotten so darn good! I’ve continued on the theme that you can’t use the prompt words except to find synonyms to use in their stead. Fun? I hope so. It sure made me think and choose my words differently.

Stark = severe

Trap = con

Severe conditions –
brilliant sunny, windy days,
Mother Nature’s con.

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

Our weather has been abnormally dry and warm in Colorado this year. I can’t remember the last time it rained. The last couple of days have brought cold with nary a cloud in the sky.

None of this bodes well for those of us that live where the wild winds can cause wildfires. As you can see, there is plenty of fuel in the fields surrounding our housing area. It is a bit of grassland that I like to wander in to connect with the meadow fairies.

It’s time to pray for rain.

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

40 thoughts on ““Mother Nature’s Con,” A #Haiku

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I’ve been worried about this dryness. Seeing California burning up on the news doesn’t help. ❤

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    1. I agree. We live at almost 7,000 ft elevation and haven’t received any snow. Yet, it snowed in Louisiana today. Go figure… ???

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    1. Oh, thanks, Viva. The wind has been howling here today. No rain. We had a few flurries last night – that was it. I figure Mother Nature is going to bomb us with snow at some point. ❤

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    1. I’m rather worried, Diana. In early November we had a skiff of snow and then nothing since. It’s warm and windy. With the dryness everything is full of static. We live on the edge of an area that burned a few years back. All we can do is pray for rain! ❤

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        1. Oh, yes. The mountains have only had a skiff of snow too. Pikes Peak is dusted – or was until we hit the 60’s the other day. I am just at the northern edge of Colorado Springs. I hope your folks are safe and that the fires don’t materialize. ❤

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