Colorless Sky



a colorless sky –
lots of crows on bare branches
replace autumn leaves

what attributes did they bring
maybe the winter will tell

Pat R


For Thotpurge Micropoetty Month

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation




Haibun Monday @dVerse Poets


On the rural route up to the mountains there’s much to see. Horses grazing in fields, and farm houses with red barns and silohs. It’s really like driving through a postcard setting. I’ve seen crows on the side of the road picking at a carcass, and a majestic eagle soar from it high perch keeping an eye on them. But, I’ve yet to see a snow owl. Their domain is the dark of night, while the earth sleeps under a blanket of snow. Though I’ve not seen them, they might have seen me. When the snow on the ground makes light the night. And I slip out onto the porch into the arms of the night. So, I wait for that someday when I get to experience seeing or hearing a snow owl. Till then they live in my imagination.

a hoot here, then there
in the shadows of the moon –
snow owl’s made a match

Pat R



Fukuroo–Who? Who? Who? dVerse Haibun Monday


Inevitable Journey


deep into autumn
color of the fallen leaves fade
gone are illusions
inevitable journey
a path we all have to take

Pat R


Micropoetry Month Day 7
Over at Thotpurge. with Rajani. Today we write a tanka. Pop over for a read, and join

Daily Haiku Challenge



Photo by Julien Laurent via Unsplash

The photo is the prompt: a Raven


morsels for a raven –
dots in the universe

Pat R


For :

3 line tales (TLT) over at Only 100 Words




morning dew –

patch of land sparkles

at twilight

Pat R

For Haiku Horizons: Land


Daily Haiku Challenge

Lavish – #DailyHaikuChallenge

Calm & Wild

I love the sound of waves clamoring ashore. I find myself wondering how many oceans they’ve crossed to get here. They come ashore with such
passion. And fade back out with such sense of accomplishment. The sound and the wind clear the cobwebs from my head. I always feel renewed.


as ocean claims shore
tucked in waves wild abandon
a noteworthy calm

Pat R



Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge
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