City Park


Photo is prompt: City Park

pond in park
staging ground for mallards
autumn calls

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku


For Daily Haiku Challenge


Summer Daze

IMG_1581 bird sunbathing

small bird sprawls

 soaking up the sun

summer daze

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku Summer Retreat – One With Nature

30 days of haiku, consider this an open invitation to join in. We would love to have you. Read more about it and other entries here:

Carpe Diem Haiku #4



Wild Things

I never thought of chickens as ‘existing in the wild’. Well, they apparently do. In a suburb of New York, Plainview Long Island to be exact, they have taken up residence. They live, they eat, they find shelter….and they crow at the crack of dawn! It’s causing an uproar!! I would imagine the first time anyone heard this they probably thought they were in the twilight zone! The whole story gave me a good laugh when I heard it on the car radio this morning. This brought back such pleasant memories of spending summers in the country when I was little…

feathery wild things
roaming through suburbia
feral rooster crows

poking holes in dreams before
dawn embraces rising sun

Pat R




Photo taken 3 feet away, she was on the fence, i was looking up.

Prompt: Back to Basics, Classical Haiku


her song heralds spring

my proximity ignored

single mindedness



Published in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt Classical Haiku…I failed miserably.

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