A Russle

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(Took this photo in the park, a tree sanctuary. I often wonder how this shape came to be)

 

 

a quiet russle

grows to excited chatter

a swift breeze moves through

as I near the shaded grove

I pause at the sound of change

Pat R

7/29/20

 

 

Over at Colleen’s it’s theme week. This is the quote we are using for inspiration, provided by Sue Vincent. To read more or to participate go here.

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

 

Aspirations

There was harmony in the park this morning. No swooping seagulls. No squirrel on the run with snarky birds in hot pursuit. There was no huge butterfly skewered in the beak of a tiny bird. Everyone was getting along!

Imagine that!!

 

aspirations

collide with reality –

contentious restart

Pat R

7/19/20

Off Color

My walks feel more like an escape from detention. So I find myself paying closer attention to the landscape. The park grounds keeper is clearly still struggling with this delayed upkeep. Wildflowers have taken over.

Often, I would come across a patch of yellow, with a pink one snuggled comfortably in their midst. How nice!

 

off color
in the overgrowth –
wild iris

Pat R

6/27/20

For Frank’s Weekly Haikai Challenge where the prompt is ‘Wild Iris’

 

Theme Prompt – A Gogyohka

wp-1592949888321.jpgas captive of time and nature

eyes nudged open

to this new dawn in the strife of life –

as we move through time,

I breathe – you breathe

Pat R

6/23/20

A Gogyohka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday. A theme prompt in the words of Longfellow:-

“…In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!…”
OR
“…Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time…”
From his poem

A Psalm of Life

Here is a link to the full poem.