Harbinger – A #Cherita

encased in ice

buds hold firm as
branches flail

winter winds on a rampage
harbinger of spring
takes a flogging

Pat R


For dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt is “Harbinger” where Sarah is the host.


Textured Twigs

textured twigs swirl curve
scrawling patterns on blue skies
cherry blossom buds
encased in ice and like me
dream of spring and cloudless skies.

Pat R


 Tanka Tuesday prompt words

Cloud & Spring

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 25 – Clouds & Spring


Lavish – #DailyHaikuChallenge



Photo: Taken at the beach on a end-of-summer day, hurricane was in the winds. As the waves swept back out to sea I got this shot. Very shiny!!

wind and rain
torturing young leaves
– bruised buds

mountain trail –
the silence broken
monk’s footsteps

river calms –
summer breeze hugs frame
as she strolls

snow atop
sparrow’s evergreen –
now, blue sky


Carpe Diem Haiku prompt: Full Circle

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine

Words to be used, in clockwise order, one in each line of haiku :-

rain, young leaves, buds, mountain, silence, monk, river, summer breeze, she, snow, sparrow (s), blue sky



all at once, my trips
around the sun feels hurried –
a slow dawn of spring

frozen raindrops cling to buds
gently holding it in time

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt: All My Years


Desire for Spring


forsythia buds
long to bathe in warm sunlight
desire for spring



This month at Carpe Diem Haiku we’re working on kigo ( season) words. That is, words that in this form of poetry is referring to the time of year.
In this episode the prompt words are ” desire for spring” .

Inspired by these examples by Jane

eaves dripping
the candle flame

winter days
a heart runs without panting
to the beach
© JaneReichhold

& these by our host

after the darkness
I am longing for the young leaves
and cherry blossoms

the blooming cherries
watching them in the moonlight
it’s magical

For Carpe Diem Haiku

How Enticing


how enticing –
young buds on bare branches
start of new journey


Post in response to prompt from Carpe Diem Haiku: How Enticing
For further reading on prompt and other responses follow link below