Skylark

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spring duet –
songs of the skylark,
wind in trees

Pat R

2/ 08/18

For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge

 

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Thursday Doors

I love this door. It’s not an old door. It’s a new door imitating an old one. It caught my attention while I was driving, so I pulled over to photograph it. There was a gate and I was trying not get the rails in the shot. And out came a young man who asked me if I wanted to come in. We talked about his door. He proudly stated that his door was influenced by his grandmother. He loved the old look of it. Another thing that made it truly stand out was that it was in an area that couldn’t be more congested. A gem!

Pat R

2/08/18

For Thursday Doors with Norm

 

The Willow

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leaves of the willow
their fortune tied to the wind –
naked strands dangle

without much opposition
like us, a matter of fate

Pat R

2/06/18

For Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt is :Destiny & Challenge
(Synonyns fortune & opposition)

Hometown – Haibun

Taken off the Pier

 

There is an energy here in Brooklyn. Its palpable. People from Manhattan are moving across the Brooklyn Bridge in droves. Even with this latest surge, neighborhoods still feel like villages.
This is a place where a different neighborhoods can mean different cultures and flavors. Or, one of every restaurant can be found in the same neighborhood. But this can be said of all of NYC.

In my neighborhood, we are at the water’s edge. There is a pier, sunsets and sunrises are spectular here. We have a nature preserve which is sort of an inlet of the waters from the Atlantic Ocean. It hosts tall grass and different types of wildlife. I’ve seen seaguls, ergrets and mallards, a photographers paradise.

But the great thing about living here is that everything is at your fingertips. People come to NYC for museum visits, broadway shows and the sights. Mostly, we just go to work and go about our lives. But…it’s all at our fingertips should we choose to part take.

off the pier
nature mutes hustle –
seaguls soar

Pat R

2/06/18

For dVerse Poets Pub

 

Shy – Blush

Beloved Neighborhood Pier

 

blush of summer dawn
the waters off pier infused –
day just shy of night

Pat R

2/05/18

For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Shy & Blush