Memories

bleeding hearts
have now come and gone
memories linger

Pat
6/03/21

Linking to Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens, where it’s Poets Choice. To join in go here

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/06/01/tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-228-poetschoice/

The Moment

It is especially windy today, and a bit cold. It feels like a leftover winter day. The pear tree is up in arms. Limbs are being tossed about and there are blossoms everywhere. They are on the car, the steps, the yard next door, the sidewalk and the short japanese maple. It was weird seeing falling blossoms perch on the maple’s leaves, if only for a moment.

The toddler next door is in his front yard with his grandmother. I pause to watch him from the porch as I wave hello to the grandmother. Why are they even outside on a day like this, I wonder. Cabin fever perhaps.

He is fascinated and is trying to catch blossoms in midair. Of course, he never really catches any. Yet, at the present moment, he is very much in the present and there is fun to be had.

spring wind cuts a path

carpet of pear blossoms with

vanishing footprints..

Pat
4/26/21

For dVerse Poets Pub where Frank is hosting and the prompt is… ” the present moment”. To join in or just read go here

Playful

under this bright afternoon sun

spring no longer slumbers

birds mass near blooms, they sound undone

playful, loud no hummers!

Pat

4/08/21

For Eugi’s prompt where the prompt word is “playful”. To participate or to just read go here

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For Flower of the Day over at Cee’s Blog. To see other entries and to participate go here

Canopy

Taken 4/28/19

I have been trying to find time to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. I am particularly interested in seeing what is happening to the cherry tree canopy at the Cherry Esplanade.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to. But from what I have been seeing here and there in the neighborhood, cherry blossoms are still in their early stages.

The magnolia tree up the block seems to be farther along.

canopy undressed

blooms still in talks with nature

cherry blossom tales

Pat

4/02/21

For Eugi’s Blog where the prompt is “Canopy”. To see other entries go here

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For dVersePoets Pub where Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday. He asks us┬áto write about “cherry Blossoms”.

To see other entries go here.

knots

spring breeze

revealing itself

in the fine tremors

of the pear blossoms

playful shadow

cast by a butterfly in flight

under the noon day sun

these moments in time I reach for

when my stomach is in knots

by events out of my control

Pat

3/26/21

For dVerse Poets Pub for quadrille night being hosted by Mish

https://dversepoets.com/2021/03/22/quadrille-124/

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For Cees Flower of The Day challenge #FOTD

https://ceenphotography.com/2021/03/25/fotd-march-26-daffodil/

Slow Reveal

in a slow reveal

the promise of spring is closer to being realized

branches stand clad in nubs soon to be buds

sparrows and starlings cling to fine branches like leaves that ought to be

time stands ready this season on this trip around the sun

will you be here to welcome the delicate white blooms of the pear tree?

will they enjoy the gentle flicker
in the spring breeze without your fleeting gaze?

it is a slow reveal

Pat

2/25/21

For dVerse Poets Pub where the focus is on “Turns” in a poem

MTB: Middles & Turns

#Wordless Wednesday – Winter Flowering Cherry

Took this on my walk on Jan18.. thought it was being premature, but after googling it I see it wasn’t.

Pat
2/4/21

For Wordless Wednesday & Cees Flower if the Day #FOTD.

https://wordpress.com/tag/wordless-wednesday

FOTD – February 3 – Dahlia

Autumn

in the tall grass

the start of feathery plumes –

new sign of autumn

Pat R

9/21/20

For Frank Tassone’s Weekly Haiku Challenge where the prompt is to write a haiku with reference to

autumn-spring-equinox-shunbun

To read entries or to participate go here