Autumn Sky


I spent this unseasonably warm autumn day at the beach
I am lulled by the wind toying with the waves as they gently kiss the shore
The wind at my face force my lungs to relish renewing breaths of salty air
This clears my mind of all thing hectic
And as the sky above fights the gray
the setting sun bursts through

flourish in the skies
gift of a warm autumn day
splashy abstract cloud

Pat R


For Cape Diem Haiku





Sunrise two days ago

the call of seagulls
slow swish as ocean kiss shore –
early morning stroll

Pat R


Carpe. Diem. Haiku: Tranquil

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at swimming hole
reveling in my nakedness
fallen leaves and me

Pat R


For Carpe. Diem. Haiku Prompt: Nakedness


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Quiet Surrender

asway in hammock
wrapped in the arms of nature
quiet surrender
to sound of tumbling creek
and the wind in trees, healing

Pat R


For Carpe. Diem. Haiku Prompt: Wordlessness

( an exceptional weekend)
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Indian Summer

standing still
indian summer

Pat R



Carpe. Diem. Haiku


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Seasons – Celebration


finally winter has gone
early plum blossoms
© Chèvrefeuille
patches of blue skies peek through
canopy of pink blossoms

tender new leaves
return to empty branches –
filling in bare sky
as they tremble in spring breeze
story of spring starts anew

as dusk creeps in
fireflies put on their own show –
jazz in the park
this evening near summer’s end
time has moved on without me

autumn leaves drizzle
nature’s full regalia
reds browns oranges
branches are once again bare
first snowflake, cool kiss on my lips

signs of spring
red robin basking in sun…
plum blossoms in bloom
old couple stroll hand in hand
at plum blossom festival

Pat R


For Carpe Diem weekend-meditation #4 Soliloquy no renga (solo renga):Celebration

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