Clouds #OctPoWriMo #tanka

I ran across a post in my feed today that lead me to OctPoWriMo, a poem a day writing challenge. It sounded like a fun thing to try so I began to ponder upon the suggested prompt word clouds. Unfortunately the neighbors across from me are having a new roof put on their house – by some very inconsiderate workers – and I’m only able to catch the moment I’m in, tanka-style. 

morning-time to write
when I’m fresh thinking clearly
loud country tunes
from workers across the street
cloud my creativity

I’m not sure I’ll keep up with the entire challenge, especially if this roof takes long to finish! 

Clouds Over the River 

There was one photo from our trip to the mountains I forgot to post: it was taken after lunch at the roadside park.  I liked it so much I decided to post it today. 

clouds over the river

I love how the clouds cast shadows on the mountains here abd the general flow of the photo.

We we lucky the clouds didn’t open up on us for a few hours, on hour way home, spoiling our day.  

Clouds: a haiku/haiga 

After more than a week, I believe, of missing one of my favorite haiku prompts I sat down this morning with the intention of joining back in today if for only a little while. I have been extremely busy, and down with my ailments a bit, too, the last couple of weeks and not able to participate in many of these exercises. And I’m afraid I am entering a rather busy season and may not be able to participate as regularly as I would like in the coming weeks.

Picking up with the theme of “summertime”, our host at CDHK has selected the word “clouds” for today’s inspiration. Since I love to look at the sky watch the clouds, in all their shapes and colors, this one was a fun one for me to do.  Although I don’t do it as much as I used to, I used to be a fairly prolific cloud–photographer. I looked through some of my recent photographs and found one that inspired me to pen the follow a poem.

© Greg Wolford 

painted skies above
copious colorful clouds
brightening my day