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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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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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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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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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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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11/18/15–Peace Perches in Our Soul

There is something called peace–it dwells in the hope of today and the dream of tomorrow. It rings in our words, rests in our hands, and aches in our bones. Maybe Ms. Dickinson was wrong. Perhaps peace is the thing … Continue reading

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She

She ~by Monica R. Ashbaugh 10/30-31/15 She dwells in loam and leaf In autumn’s first frost In morning birdsong In glowing cracks of dawn In the rush of river flow And the rhapsody of rain. She dwells in silver thread … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Poetry

There’s a Communion of Words coming up in a couple weeks at church. I’ve been looking through my poetry this morning and I have 4 possible contenders. It’s such a vulnerable place. My writing is very personal and it makes … Continue reading

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