Purple Clematis Tanka

Purple Clematis Tanka and watercolor artwork by Wendy L. Macdonald for thesketchypoet.wordpress.com

purple clematis
climbing over the arbor
a resolution
to reach as high as I can
with my creative passions

~ wlm

I’ve begun writing tanka poetry on my Facebook page and decided to try one here too.

Although I’ve enjoyed writing haiku, I love the two extra lines the tanka allows.

This watercolor pencil painting was inspired by a photograph I took in my garden.

Are you aspiring to reach higher with your artwork?

Blessings for 2018 ~ Wendy

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Oxalis Haiku

watercolor oxalis haiku by The Sketchy Poet Wendy L. Macdonald

in remembering

Who dressed flowers with splendor

solace filled my soul

Wendy/2017

Oxalis grow abundantly in my garden. My favorites are the large pink ones.

Blessings ~ Wendy ❤

Trumpeter Swan Haiku

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wintering swans

enduring all seasons

together

Wendy/2017

This Trumpeter swan haiga (watercolor pencil painting)

was inspired by a photograph I took of a pair of swans I saw at a local park.

My husband and I have walked through many seasons together since 1983;

we hope to see many more winters, springs, summers, and autumns

side by side.

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All Seasons Blessings ~ Wendy

Birdhouse Vacancy Haiku

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birdhouse vacancy

while tenants fly southward

and trees tough it out

Wendy/2016

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I must confess that as December approaches,

I daydream about overwintering someplace warm and sunny.

But I’d miss my family and friends.

Warm Blessings ~ Wendy

Mallard Duck Haiku

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Mallard duck couples

waddling, wading, and flying

always together

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Wendy / 2016

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I find birds challenging to photograph or paint;

but you only learn and improve if you take risks trying.

Relationships are like that too.

Blessings ~ Wendy

Diversity Haiku

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multicolored leaves

growing from the same branch

diversity

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Wendy / 2016

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I painted this from a photograph I’d taken down by the dock.

It amazed me how different the leaves were from each other.

All beautiful. All family. Us.

Blessings ~ Wendy

Thanksgiving Feast

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berries for the birds

providence for everyone

Thanksgiving feast

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Wendy/2016

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I’m trying to be more adventurous with my art.

In this picture I’ve included the backdrop that was in the photograph I took.

Sometimes a camera shot looks like a painting too.

Blessings on your weekend ~ Wendy