National Poetry Month — Monday Melting Edition

mint tea
natural drift from worry to smile

salt then aloe — your words abrade then seduce

absence of snow
mowing grass two months early

woodpeckers rattles house
still my home in June

healing within fog
iris nourished in  spring mist

For that muse who whispered, “Haiku please.”



About T A Smith

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37 Responses to National Poetry Month — Monday Melting Edition

  1. Ruth says:

    salt then aloe — your words abrade then seduce

    I love your way with words.

  2. “mint tea
    natural drift from worry to smile”….

    That’s awesome….love it! And scientifically proven to be true 🙂

    And what’s up with needing to cut the grass 2 months early?!? No fun in that…

    • Yousei Hime says:

      New View From Here,
      Mint tea is awesome. I really should drink it more. As to the grass, that was my response exactly. Usually we have snow on the ground from, at the latest, December into March. This year I don’t think snow lasted more than a week at any time. Every week we could see the grass. Just like the fruit trees, the yard is on a growing mission. My husband’s problem though…I just listen to the whining. Now, if he’d bought a riding lawnmower instead of push, I’d take care of our four acres. 😉

      Enjoying your comments, yes indeed. 😀

      • lol…we’ve had acreage like that to mow…still do actually, and someone stole my riding mower! So now I’m whining just like your hubs!

        I must say, I’ve only traveled north one time this year, and we almost got “snowed in” on that trip….so I guess I picked one of the weeks you mentioned. 🙂

  3. moondustwriter says:

    you are so thoughtful in your posts and your visits
    National Poetry month too?
    It’s a conspiracy to see how busy we can be as writers

    • Yousei Hime says:

      So true, so true. I took it too much to heart the first year I did it, and burnt into ashes. Thankfully rabbits have occasional phoenix tendencies, though it takes them longer. Write well, write often, and enjoy it all.

  4. Eve Redwater says:

    Mint tea? Delicious! What a pleasant poem to start us off! 😀

  5. Jennifer Worrell says:

    Thank you for making me grin, then hug myself today…April called, and you answered!

  6. Fergiemoto says:

    Lovely! I can relate to all of them. I haven’t had mint tea, but green tea every morning, yes!

  7. sandy says:

    Very good, I smiled, laughed, and grinned!

  8. Shawna says:

    Oh my goodness, I love it like a psycho loves insanity. Oh wait, that’s me too. Sooooo, what I mean to say is that every word is delicious.

    “mint tea natural drift from worry to smile” … hee hee 🙂

    “salt then aloe — your words abrade then seduce” … What creative applications of “salt” and “aloe.” And “abrade” is an excellent word. I’m totally starting over on my poem; it is lame by comparison.

    “iris nourished in spring mist” … LOVE this line! But the last line is my favorite. 🙂 Thank you!

  9. brian miller says:

    oo that salt and aloe verse is hot…love it…and the last line….really nice piece…

  10. Dear Yousei, Lovely Post. Your last two lines are especially beautiful as their own poem to me. Also wish to thank you for including me in your Related articles! Ellen

  11. slpmartin says:

    What a pleasant start to the poetry month.

  12. Raven says:

    I really love what you did with the words … there is a sweet sentiment to them.

  13. whimsygizmo says:

    Beautiful, Yousei. Happy Poetry Month! 🙂

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