Summer Solstice

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on this, the longest day

she flits from flower to flower –

with the butterfly bush,

she takes her time

Pat R

6/23/20

For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge where the prompt is Summer Solstice

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Prompt

 

Renewal

img_20200409_181926The pear tree in the front yard is pretty close to the second floor porch. So we get to witness a bit of nature up close. The pace at which nubby buds change to to delicate blossoms is so interesting to watch. So we are blessed with having blooms, and pears within arms length.

An even more fun bonus of this proximity is being able to keep company with the visiting birds, bees and butterflies. So amidst this upheaval nature marches on, creating this space of respite.

in search of renewal
I bury my head
in the captivating blooms
of the pear tree –
a lone sparrow joins me

Pat R

4/07/20

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

Pass by to do some reading or participate here

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For Eugi’s Weekly Prompt where the prompt word is

“Captivating”

Pass by to do some reading or participate here

 

Butterfly

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The things we do on our own as kids, is at times amazing. And sometimes, if we’re lucky, it stays with us.

I don’t even remember how old I was. But I remember the lesson in school had been about caterpillars turning to butterflies. There had always been caterpillars on the bush behind our house. So, I set out to observe this up close. I caught a caterpillar off a leaf. I started by putting it in a cardboard box. But I couldn’t see anything because he kept hiding under the leaves I’d put in with him. Then, I moved it to a jar with holes in the lid that I’d put in with a nail. Afterall, a caterpillar had to breathe.

I was the first one up at twilight to see what was going on in that jar. I watched it change from a caterpillar, to a chrysalis, to a butterfly.
Then It was time to set it free. Watching that butterfly fly away made me feel like a proud parent. The odd thing was, I felt no sadness seeing it go. Just a sense of wonder every time. What it must feel like to have wings to fly…

a transformation
then a butterfly emerge
humble beginnings

to most delicate beauty
I watch my next life unfold

Pat R

11/23/17

For dVerse Poets Pub
Where Kim of Writing in North Norfolk is hosting Poetics. To read more on the prompt go here. I went a little sideways on the prompt though☺☺

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Thotpurge Micropoetry Month

 

 

Enigma

through child’s eye
caterpillar to butterfly
an enigma

Pat R

10/15/17

Carpe. Diem. Haiku

Daily Haiku Challenge

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OctPoWriMo

 

Full Circle

rainbow of colors
scattered autumn leaves wind swept –
lingering seagull

the crane has come home
cherry blossom in full bloom
second chance at love

sunflower stands tall
blue sky on memorable
summer day, no clouds

butterfly on bush
alone, gorging on nectar
wings color of beer

Pat R

10/10/16

For Carpe Diem Haiku: Full Circle

The challenge “Full Circle” means:

“… the goal is to write haiku with the twelve (12) words I will give. It’s a kind of word-whirl and you have to use the words given in the clock-wise direction. So every word has to come in the line of it’s place on the clock e.g. rainbow you have to use for line one (1) and autumn for line two (2) and so on. The words are

1. rainbow
2. autumn
3. seagull
4. crane
5. cherry blossom
6. love
7. sunflower
8. blue sky
9. clouds
10. butterfly
11. nectar
12. beer

For Carpe Diem Haiku