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’

 

Splash of Color

Odd bunch..
sparrows, robins
cardinal, small parrot.
It feels like the group from last year.
Is it?
They visit the feeder at dawn
taking turns, no conflicts
Splash of color
in spring

Pat R

4/05/19

For NaPoWriMo Day 5

So this is my first cinquain. It’s a A butterfly cinquain. It’s a nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two.