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National Haiku Day

In honor of National Haiku Day… Sunshine on my face‬ ‪Sweet summer kisses my lips‬ ‪Tastes like warm honey‬ ‪                      ~Monica R. Ashbaugh‬  

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9/28/17–Autumn Haiku

National Poetry Day,  Autumn Haiku   Leaves twirling through air Orion’s rise in the east October is here.  

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4/17/17-National Haiku Poetry Day

I love haiku.  I was pleased to discover that it is National Haiku Tree dappled sunlight Rumbling of distance thunder Rain clouds drifting in. ~MRA, 4/17/17   Rain tumbled in sheets. Wind sheared through like ocean waves While cows complained. … Continue reading

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4/17/17-The Gift

The Gift I went to a birthday party this weekend and I wanted to share the most remarkable story that happened. I was looking for a gift for my friend. He’s the nicest man, a pure soul, so I wanted … Continue reading

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11/28/16–Ordinary Time

“Life happens in ordinary time.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/28/16

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9/23/16–The Writer

The Writer by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/23/16, 3AMish, the writer’s gloaming hour. A writer’s work is their atonement to life, their at-one-ment for living, at-one-ment with reader. Writers sacrifice their own selves to tell a story. They splay themselves, unabashedly … Continue reading

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“Life is a serendipitous happenstance.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/18/16 Like a seed cast to the wind, where it lands and takes root is a mystery.  To come across a wildflower in a field is an unexpected joy.  Life has no … Continue reading

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9/15/16–Take Your Loss

“Take your loss and live your life.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/15/16 So often we feel trapped–trapped in bad relationships, miserable jobs, unpleasant surroundings, drowning in possessions. We don’t want to give up what we already have secured for a chance … Continue reading

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9/12/16–Our Stuff

As I was making breakfast and putting away dishes this morning, my mind wandered to what peculiar primates we are. We like our “things.” I wonder how that developed evolutionarily. I like my flatwear put in the drawer a certain … Continue reading

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9/11/16–Life & Weather

I was driving home from a writer’s conference yesterday trying to beat the storm. The dark clouds were rolling in from the northwest. I was driving due east and the storm was converging on my route. The car was feeling … Continue reading

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