Midsummer Days


a hammock gently sways // on a warm midsummer day

under cover of huge twin maples // chores are in the wind

on the edge of dreams // open book lays splayed

the trickle of the creek // nature’s songs center stage

the rustle of maple leaves // transport to dreams

In passing winds // leaves set a twitter

birds singing an ongoing melody // rides the summer winds

the sounds of nature // clear summer skies

dappled sunlight // warmth dance on my eyes

sprinkling daydreams // weaving memories

on long summer days // of the times spent in a gentle sway

Pat R


I first learned about Cleave Poems over at JaneDoughertyWrites.com where she writes:

“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‚Ķand it is.

BUT there are no rhymes, no rhythms and no set length..”

For #NaPoWriMo day 15


#A to Z Challenge





Photo credit: Lavender by the Bay

sea of lavender..
beguiles and anoints senses..

Pat R


This is a lavender farm out on Long Island. Sounds like a good spot to go when you just need to runaway from home for a day. This year will be my first trip! I have to find out when they will be in full bloom. Can you imagine the scent in the air? Aah!!

For the A to Z Challenge

For NaPoWriMo


M is for Monet

Today in the A to Z Challenge

The letter is M, well yesterday was M playing catch up. Plus, I just couldn’t seem to stop with Monet:)

I am using this challenge to learn more about art and the artists who painted them.


Impression, Sunrise, 1872
Oscar-Claude Monet (1840 – 1926)
(the painting that launched a new style of painting)


rebels with new eyes

creating a new genre

leaves an impression