Renewal

img_20200409_181926The pear tree in the front yard is pretty close to the second floor porch. So we get to witness a bit of nature up close. The pace at which nubby buds change to to delicate blossoms is so interesting to watch. So we are blessed with having blooms, and pears within arms length.

An even more fun bonus of this proximity is being able to keep company with the visiting birds, bees and butterflies. So amidst this upheaval nature marches on, creating this space of respite.

in search of renewal
I bury my head
in the captivating blooms
of the pear tree –
a lone sparrow joins me

Pat R

4/07/20

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

Pass by to do some reading or participate here

&

For Eugi’s Weekly Prompt where the prompt word is

“Captivating”

Pass by to do some reading or participate here

 

True Grit

wp-1586310515854.jpgmeasure of true grit –

staying in the fight where ‘quit’

isn’t a word you know

 

(For the Nurses and Doctors out there on the front line)

Pat R

4/07/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are Grit & Quit

 

Uproar

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(With all her antics, I googled her..a Northern Mockingbird)

 

This backyard of mine is at once a wild kingdom and a comedy skit. Yesterday was a gray, chilly and windy day bearing no resemblance to spring. I looked out to see her, the bird living in my tree that is, entering her nest.

The wind has been toying with that small tree all day. Really tossing it to and fro. I am thinking this was the reason for the loud twittering that had been filling the air on and off all day. A squirrel, traisping across the back fence found himself on the run. The nesting bird chased him down
and pecked him in the ass. I’ve never seen that before. I guess he was closer than she wanted him to be to her nest.

Today there was a repeat. Only, this time he was racing up and down the main trunk of the neighbor’s very tall tree and she was in hot pursuit! What is with this bird! Maybe they’re just friends. Romping. Or, maybe they’re just as crazy as us humans.

clouds scurrying

across a not so full moon –

spring feels out of sink

Pat R

4/04/20

 

NaPoWriMo

 

This Fight

in this fight
the bright treads lightly
sparing fools

enlightment a causualty
as ad hoc plans breeds havoc
vindictiveness clings to its perch

Pat R

4/01/20

For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge where the prompt is Enlightenment

For Ronovan Writes Weekly Prompt where the words are Bright & Fight

 

Butterfly Cinquain

wp-1585724042451.jpgit’s spring
the sprint is on
peony shoots rise up
garden is coming alive, now
nature
bold in its infinite wonder
flaunting its ugly side
agile microbe –
a plague

Pat R

3/31/20

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the Specific Form this time around is a cinquain

NaPoWriMo

Butterfly cinquain:-
a nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two.