Autumn Quatrain

The challenge today is to write a quatrain.
The beauty of the quatrain (4 lines with an AABA rhyme)
I’ve never written one before. But here goes:

Across the yard wind blown leaves frolic
As I revel in this autumn classic
They pick up speed going the other way
Swell of the russle adds art to graphics

Pat R




Thotpurge Micropoetry Month



in my garden
starflowers bloom
come and see

© Chiyo-Ni (age 6)

in my garden
a kitten chasing a bird
he thinks he can fly

starflowers bloom
glow in moonlight
earth borne stars

come and see
the drizzle of autumn leaves
outside my window

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku: Meditation Troiku


Daily Haiku Challenge

WP Weekly Photo Challenge:Trio



Summer flowers are still blooming in my garden.

Clearly on this 61 degree fall day, I’m not the only one confused. Or just maybe this is its time, and I am the one in the dark.

Have a good week and a happy turkey day (Thanksgiving). Before you delve in, remember to embrace and give thanks for all you have to be thankful for!

Pat R


In the Darkest Hour

Carpe Diem Special #182 Ese’s third “in the darkest hour”


This post’s origins started here earlier this year:

morning prayers
the rising sun between
my hands

© Kala Ramesh

I remember this haiku by Kala, I was very moved. It inspired this haiku of mine:

morning prayers
a new chance to live
in the light of God
Pat R

Kala’s haiku inspired this from Ese:

in darkest hour
wishing upon the morning star
just like years ago

© Ese of Ese’s Voice

Now here is my inspiration for Ese’s:

in the darkest hour
silence gives rise to His voice –
a flicker of light

Pat R


For more detailed reading on this prompt please follow link below


Carpe Diem Haiku


in open meadow
wild flowers have secret lives –
healing herbs




Carpe Diem Haiku

From our host, a little further reading:

“……More than a century ago, bulbous buttercup was recommended by herbalists for resolving dermatologic, rheumatologic, gastrointestinal, and dental complaints. When rubbed on the skin, bulbous buttercup causes blistering, swelling, and topical ulcers, which were said to alleviate pain topically as well as subcutaneously. All parts of the acrid plants were used to induce vomiting and diarrhea upon ingestion. As a painkiller, the plant was stuffed into dental cavities and its infusions were rubbed on the gums of teething infants….”

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

It’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at in collaboration with
Here are my quotes this week:

“Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. Shakespeare has perhaps 20 players. … I have 10 or so, and that’s a lot. As you get older, you become more skillful at casting them.”
—Gore Vidal

I never quite thought of building characters like that. But it makes sense. I guess my company is made of the people I come in contact with two steady players walking through different scenes.  An interesting thought

Now for the next quote:

“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf

These quotes I find have important lessons I think. My favorite though is the Virginia Woolf. I can see how not standing your ground when it comes to your work could lead to no good. I was having flashes of Hemingway as I read that quote.
I went on a dig for more information on her and I found this link: Virginia Woolf

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