Magnetic Poetry


vines warm to fall colors
withered leaves wander in breeze
summer now a murmur in the rustle

Pat R




under night sky
to love songs
all is light in the universe
morning blooms has wings
quiet devotion

Pat R


You may recognise this one, it is the original from which I created the haiku “Morning Blooms”.

This is in response to a prompt for Elusive Trope @ Specks and Fragments.

The prompt/quote: A Chorus Line

“The plot thickens. The chorus speaks.”
– Herbert Blau

Well, I don’t know if any could quailfy as a “chorus”, but here they are. Maybe ‘A Murmur’.

A facinating concept for this prompt though. It had me digging into Herbert Blau, an interesting fellow:)

#MPSC, magnetic poetry saturday





Photo: Taken at the beach on a end-of-summer day, hurricane was in the winds. As the waves swept back out to sea I got this shot. Very shiny!!

wind and rain
torturing young leaves
– bruised buds

mountain trail –
the silence broken
monk’s footsteps

river calms –
summer breeze hugs frame
as she strolls

snow atop
sparrow’s evergreen –
now, blue sky


Carpe Diem Haiku prompt: Full Circle

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine

Words to be used, in clockwise order, one in each line of haiku :-

rain, young leaves, buds, mountain, silence, monk, river, summer breeze, she, snow, sparrow (s), blue sky

Full Circle


Photo: Taken on the butterfly bush outside my window, a windy day.

misty rain
sprinkling young leaves..
tender buds

in mountain vistas
therapeutic silence..
a monk contemplates

sounds from the river
feel of balmy summer breeze..
she sits with eyes closed

before the first snow
sparrows feast on red berries..
gray replace blue sky

Pat R




Carpe Diem Haiku prompt: Full Circle

“Full Circle” means:

“…the goal is to write haiku with the twelve (12) words I will give. It’s a kind of word-whirl and you have to use the words given in the clock-wise direction. So every word has to come in the line of it’s place on the clock e.g. rainbow you have to use for line one (1) and autumn for line two (2) and so on…¬†twelve (12) words (for every ”hour”) one word. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clockwise way”.

Here are the twelve (12) words, for every hour one word, you have to use this time:

1. rain
2. young leaves
3. buds
4. mountain
5. silence
6. monk
7. river
8. summer breeze
9. she
10. snow
11. sparrow (s)
12. blue sky