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

Still Life

(not mine)

this ghostly remains

now a part of the landscape –

new life, as still life

Pat

4/21/21

For Colleens Tanka Tuesday where this week we are using this photo to write an Ekphrastic Poem. I kept it short.

Amidst decay, there can still be beauty as nature plays her part.

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Exploring

exploring begins

for this springtime butterfly,

barely there blooms hide-

just a lone dandelion,

no mislaying this spring lure

Pat

4/18/21

For Colleens Tanka Tuesday where the prompt words are Search & Loss We are to use synonyms. I chose Explore & Mislaying

Mislaying… I don’t think I’ve heard that word since I was learning to write compositions ( essays). To see other entries go here

And for Cees Flower of The Day Challenge

Cees Flower of the Day