delicate snowflakes
in whirl like falling blossoms
quick perch on my lips
left the touch of a cool kiss
charm of one winter memory

Pat R





#Tanka Tuesday : Charm & Touch

Daily Haiku Challenge


Morning Dew

Morning dew
Hugs grass
at the break of dawn
The colors of twilight
Patiently awaits the rising
of the sun
After dazzling by moonlight
Like a wayward lover
It’s moved on to the dawn
Reflection of tiny creatures
As the sun rises
She is sated
And can no longer be –
Morning dew
Pat R
Day 3 prompt – Sparkling
Prompt words:
Suggested form: Ode
An Ode to morning dew:)
My first!


A is for Ancestors


Photo: Taken at the Atlantic Antic Street fair, don’t know if they know each other but they do look good together 🙂



On his own / At thirteen a runaway

After passing of his mom / One true love gone

Childhood ceased / No longer belonging

There was no love in their eyes / He was fit only for labor

He made his way to town / Because no one cared

He surprised an older cousin/ This cousin looked out for him

He lived hand to mouth / Till he was seventeen

Then he met my mom / he met a girl of similar fate

She had just come to town / She too was fleeing hardship

These two wanderers made a life together / She had found her anchor

Pat R


Today is make up day and also a three for one day, also twist and turn day (prompt transfer day..Family Portrait was the prompt for Day 2 at NoPoWriMo).
This is for NaPoWriMo, A to Z Challenge ..I missed the letter …A, and Cleave Poem over at This is one of the coolest form of poetry I’ve come across. Thanks Jane:) for the introduction.

“A cleave poem is in two halves, two separate poems, one on the left, one on the right, but that make a single poem when you read them together. It sounds tricky…and it is. BUT there are no rhymes, no rhythms and no set length..”

Jane Dougherty Writes


A to Z Challenge

For the amazing list of well over 1000 poets go here:

A to Z Challenge participants list


Pussy Willow

furry stems
of pussy willows
edge of spring

Pat R


This month at Carpe Diem Haiku we’re working on kigo ( season) words. That is, words that in this form of poetry is referring to the time of year. For today the words are Neko Yanagi (pussy willow). The kigo words for january are for a more spring-like time, though it is still of winter. The longing for spring is taking over.

For Carpe Diem Haiku


his first months of life were spent in a shoe box

in the top dresser drawer wrapped in

a very warm blanket

poor folks incubator

fed with a dropper the midwife offered

very little chance for survival

his momma named him


from a fragile start

he weathered the storms of life

grew into an oak



For RonovanWrites

A Freku

A combination of a freeverse poem summed up by a haiku