Category Archives: Haiku/Tanka

30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: Orange you glad? – Write a haiku about an orange without using any of the following words (or variations of them): orange, round, citrus, sweet, juice, fruit, seeds, peel, rind, and squeeze. Nature’s sunshine grows amid the greenest … Continue reading

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Clinging summer

Summer is clinging in the air and on the trees, unready to cut and run into autumn’s past, but to remain here and now. NMM

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Sunshine State

A delicious breeze tickles my toes; Florida sunshine warms my bones Nikki M. Mascali 02.08.13

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365-Day Project: Day 35

On the walk from Broad to Chambers, the history is all around me. From concrete to ghosts, they wait until it’s their time to tell. Nikki M. Mascali 02.04.13 * click on circles for full-size image + caption *

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Day 3: ‘LoveD’

Lovers holding hands riding uptown on the D,  cheeks ruddy with cold. Softly, he sings just for her, she wears a hat just like mine. Nikki M. Mascali “LoveD” 01.03.13

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Day 2

Today’s writing has been duly noted in my Writing Log Book!

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Sandy, and the end of the haiku notebook

And so Hurricane Sandy has come to pass. We here in Harlem seemed to – blessedly – withstand her much better than our lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island and New Jersey neighbors. How awful was it to see all the … Continue reading

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