Moon – Haibun

Lately, there has been nothing to the days but gray. It looks like a brewing storm. But it would turn out to be a calm slate of gray that just lingers. This look is carried through to the nights.

My crystal ball can’t say how clear the night sky will be in the mountains. But I am really looking forward to getting out of the city just the same.

The plan is to leave at eight in the morning, so naturally we left at eleven. This is always the case. Especially when this is not going to be a day trip.

Pedestrians are walking over the Tappan Zee bridge walkway. This is a new addition. What an amazing view that must be. That, is going on my to do list.

Ongoing road works along the route is finally over. This makes for a more pleasant ride. Along the way, we pull over every now and then for photos of turning leaves.

In the mountains I look forward to gazing at a night sky that offers some rewards.

bathing in moonlight

on this clear autumn night

creekside stargazing

Pat R

9/29/20

For dVerse Poets Haibun Monday where the prompt is The Moon, and Frank is hosting. To participate or just read go here.

And for Eugi’s blog where the prompt is Crystal Ball

And for

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Calm & Storm

Flower of The Day – FOTD

I think this is the seeding phase of the moon flower, or not. As when I googled it again it said it was Velvetleaf and that flower was yellow. It looked dry, but still had beauty.

This one said Jimsonweed when I googled it. They’re all beautiful.

To see other post or to participate go here

Pat R

9/27/20

A Gathering

At our first autumn gathering around the firepit the air is crisp. It is clear change is afoot in more ways than one.

The conversation is at once silly and heartfelt, as it can sometimes be among friends. Everyone just needs a break from all the turmoil.

My gaze move between the flicker of the flames, and the moon.

in the night sky

on this autumn night

the moon wears a mask

of drifting clouds

it comes, and it goes.

Pat R

9/25/2020

For Colleen’s a weekly Tanka Tuesday where the prompt this week is the theme “Night Sky” a Gogyohka Haibun, sorta. To read or to participate go here.

A Beauty

Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann

lives close to the earth

an understated beauty

whimsical toadstool –

regal stance conjures tales of a realm

where all toadstools stand tall

Pat R

9/24/20

For Colleens Weekly Challenge Tanka Tuesday. This week a Ekphrastic poem with the above photo as the prompt. To read or join in go here.