Summer Storms – A Shi Rensa Haiku

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an eerie quiet takes hold –

eye of summer storm

 

 

eye of summer storm

pine and hibiscus stand still

in recovery mode

 

 

in recovery mode

after being flung here and there –

hurricane force winds

 

 

hurricane force winds

storm now more wild winds than rain-

skies once again gray

Pat R

8/04/20

 

For Shi Rensa Haiku a form created by Ron over at Ronovan Writes Haiku. I used this new form with this week’s prompt. “Eye & Light” To read more about this new form go here

 

Birthday – Haibun

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I was never really a particularly chatty person. I always had my nose in a book, and I could never abide foolishness much. I was more interested in capturing catapillars and watching them change. Looking back, It felt like even as a child I was an old soul.

This, coupled with parents who were always at each others throat didn’t leave much time for celebrations. Especially not of birthdays. I don’t remember ever having a birthday party when I was young. That was never a big thing at our house. There were more pressing needs.

I do remember it being a day of protest, or acting up on my part. Thinking on this day I was somehow immune. The problem was my mom didn’t much abide foolishness either. So usually with my acting up, I got the order to “go pick a switch”. Birthday or no birthday.

new butterfly soars
on the wings of summer wind –
the nature of change

Pat R
8/03/20

For dVerse Poets Pub where it is haibun monday and the prompt is “Birthday”.
Kim is hosting. Come do some reading or paticipate here.

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For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where it’s Poet’s choice this week. Stop by and do some reading or join in here.