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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Loveland, Colorado. It is the city affectionately known as the ‘land of love’ although that is not how it got its name, Loveland. It is also known for the Valentine Re- mailing Program. Contests open each year for artists and writers to compete with their entry in design and verse for a special Valentine’s Day card selected for the year’s Valentine’s Day card produced and sold in stores and Visitors’ Centers here promoting the city and state tourism. The cards purchased are stamped by resident volunteers with a special logo design stamp, then mailed out by local branches of the U.S. Postal Dept. and sent to cities, states and countries all around the world. It is an annual program and tradition where everyone can get involved in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. By the first of February the city is decorated with big red hearts displayed and placed along the streets to promote this special day. There are Valentine themed events and festivities, and the girl chosen in the Miss Loveland Valentine of the Year contest visits the state capital and presents the Valentine’s Day card and gifts to our governor and state representatives.

It’s a day when love

permeates the air; hearts full

of promise and hope

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Joyce E. Johnson (2014)

Posted February 14, 2014 by Joyce in Haiku poems, Love poems, My Writings, Poems, poetry

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Go Broncos!

GO BRONCOS!

        

 They break like running

        steeds onto the field, ready;

     Send the Seahawks home!

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Joyce E. Johnson (2014)

Posted February 1, 2014 by Joyce in Haiku poems, My Writings, Poems, poetry

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Bridging what divides

A bridge connects what

divides by separation

bringing unity

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Joyce E. Johnson (2014)

Summer wheat

Summer wheat

Summer wheat

A field in bright gold

Growing tall and wild like weeds

Is warmed by the sun

***

Billowing grain stalks

Sway, like a whispered soft breeze

Skims through a meadow

***

Along the river

The earth, damp from recent rains

Nurtures summer wheat

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Joyce E. Johnson (2013)

Sharing the unspoken words

Things to share, I say

with pen or keyboard, I write

words that come to mind

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 seeking home or place

 a kindred soul to inspire

in it may it find

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solace, rest and good

they are but mere spoken words

that no longer hide.

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Joyce E. Johnson (2013)

Insomnia


By the end of day

When I crave a good night’s sleep

But sleep does not come

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What caused it? Caffeine?

My brain refuses to shut off

Or go in sleep mode

***

Insomnia wins!

Nothing helps me sleep this night

Inspiration comes!

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Joyce E. Johnson


Posted June 2, 2013 by Joyce in Haiku poems, Poems, Word Prompt, Writing

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Where is SPRING?


Carved from wood, this bear

Stands draped in a shawl of snow

Waiting for the thaw

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Note:  The above photo is one of our bear that does sentry duty in our back yard.  But, sometimes the birds and squirrels  will use it as a perch.  🙂 After our big (12 in.) snow storm on Monday we thought it looked so funny with its large helmet of snow, yet the nose and mouth was so distinct. My husband, Wayne took the photo.  I thought it would be fun to do a haiku poem.

Joyce E. Johnson

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