Category Archives: Poetry

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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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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If

If “If we can only find majesty in the mountains but not the valleys, If we can only find value in the gold but not the wood, If we can only find beauty in the flowers but not the weeds, … Continue reading

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Chill of Truth

Chill of Truth By Monica R. Ashbaugh, 8/31/16, 4:23AM I stood naked before my childself Adult pragmatism facing child optimism Everything that I once believed Everything that had made up me All my beliefs and understandings of life Had fallen … Continue reading

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8/10/16–The Irishman’s Wake

In about a half hour, it will be the anniversary of my brother, John’s, death. I usually drink an ale to him, but I shall save that until tomorrow. It’s been 7 years now. It’s hard to believe. It seems … Continue reading

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Worthy of Remembering

Worthy of Remembering by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 7/14/16   Facebook reminds me that I have a memory A memory to share It is summoned by technology not the neurons of my brain I click a button and it is there … Continue reading

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Forest Rain

Forest Rain ~By Monica R. Ashbaugh, 4/21/16   Listening to the soft pitter-patter of rain in the forest   Smelling the sweet scent of freshness permeate me   Feeling the damp, cool breeze caress my skin   I lie quietly breathing … Continue reading

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“. . .”

“. . .” ~by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 4/21/16 I ran out of words to say today Everything has already been said Many times . . . The weight of voice Hangs heavy on my tongue Silence is much lighter But … Continue reading

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2/19/16–Gaia’s University

Gaia’s University Today I shall escape to the woods Like a little kid skipping school Leaving behind all my responsibilities of this world To dance in the sylvan delight of Nature’s classroom. ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 2/19/16

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