The Noise

poking through the noise
an enchanting melody
soothing hectic mind

deep in each note, a life’s tale
playing from the soul, a gem

Pat R


For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge : Synonyms of Bewitch & Treasure
are the prompt words.

I used Enchant & Gem



Old & Days

old moon on the wane
wishes trailing shooting star –
days of winter nears

Pat R


For Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge : Old & Days


manhattanhenge –
sun cast spell in city canyons
the throngs slow its pace

To read more about Manhattanhenge go to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s blog, here


Pat R


For Haiku Horizons where the prompt is “cast

Midsummer Rain

on the varandah
skirting sprinkles from splashy
raindrops – midsummer

rain dances on my tin roof
in the rhythm of childhood

Pat R


For Frank Tassone Challenge: Midsummer Rain