Memories, the Weather and New Life



This week’s prompt words for #RonovanWritesWeeklyHaikuChallenge are Tears & Flow. This week I have three haiku to share. I’m a bit late, because I have been sick for a few days. Still, I enjoyed writing these three poems, the first of which entails memories. Mother and I didn’t always see eye to eye, but we loved each other very much.




Her creativity is hard to match, and she loved making things and giving them to people. Her talents included crocheting, knitting, quilting, cross stitching, to name a few.




A gentle tear flows

As I remember her gifts

She was amazing


The second haiku is focused on the weather.




On a stormy day

Tears flow fast from pregnant clouds

Nourishing the earth


And last but not least, this one is for my newest granddaughter.




Lilith Freya – photo courtesy of Evangeline Wright


Tears of joy will flow

When new granddaughter I hold

My heart swells with love


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10 thoughts on “Memories, the Weather and New Life

  1. Dear Gayl,
    These are beautiful words! And what a precious new gift of Life to welcome to your family! I find myself also missing my Mom with every new life born into our family. I often find myself wanting to talk with her about being a Grandma, and asking for her perspective. Such sweet memories get stirred up when we are with those young lives! Blessings to you Grandma Gayl! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thanks so much for your encouragement! Yes, it’s been almost a year now since I lost my mom, and I do miss talking with her. My life is full, though, with my family including so many loving grandchildren. 🙂

      Many blessings to you, dear Bettie! xoxo

  2. So sorry to hear you’ve been sick, Gayl. My own entry was delayed due to extra health challenges. Sending sympathy hugs and healing prayers to you!
    Love the haiku, especially the last two. What an adorable granddaughter you have. No wonder you can’t wait to hold her in your arms! Blessings and love, dear friend. xoxo

    1. Thank you for your sympathy hugs and healing prayers, Joy! Sorry, too, that you have had some health challenges. Sending those hugs and prayers back to you! 🙂

      I’m glad you liked the haiku! I really love writing them. They are challenging to do at times, but also short so are very doable. And yes, I can hardly wait to hold my new little granddaughter!!!! Maybe next week I’ll be over this flu bug.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet encouragement. Many blessings to you, Joy! xo

    1. Thank you so much, Nicki! Yes, I love the picture and can hardly wait to see her. I haven’t been able to yet since I’ve been sick, but hopefully soon.

      Blessings to you!

    1. Thank you, Vashti! I finally got to hold her on Saturday. So precious! I’m glad you like the haiku. The last one is my favorite, too. 🙂

      Blessings to you!

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