Journey Ends

Muddled message
A memory here, a thought there
The very unexpected reference
by the most unlikely aquaintance
Your unmistakable energy
set out in the universe
Telepathy by unusual means
A fluffy white feathers delicate landing
on my windshield
A final message
A journey ends

Pat R

5/08/18

For Quadrille ( a 44 word poem) night at dVerse Poets Pub with the use of the word Muddle

Quadrille #56 – Muddle up that Muse

Love


on this life journey
we have navigated all
we laughed and we cried –
autumn of our lives now filled
with warm loving reflections

Pat R

4/04/17

#Haiku, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose

For Tanka Tuesday

&

NaPoWriMo Day 4

Storied Gate

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walk through storied gate
into the shadows of history
sense of the ancients

Pat R

1/07/16

Inspired by

“I left the small city, passing through the wall at the Spanish Gate. In the past, the city had been on the preferred route for the Roman invaders, and through that gate had also passed the armies of Charlemagne and Napoleon. I walked along, hearing the band music in the distance, and suddenly, in the ruins of a village not far from the city, I was overwhelmed by emotion, and my eyes filled with tears; there in the ruins, the full impact of the fact that I was walking the Strange Road to Santiago finally hit me….”

For Carpe Diem #1117 First steps to Santiago

To read more about this journey go here:

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2017/01/carpe-diem-1117-first-steps-to-santiago.html?m=1

Shining Star

shining star

dims, on her way home

new journey

Pat R

8/10/16

In tribute to Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

“The haiku world has lost its Queen. Jane Reichhold passed away on July 28th 2016. She will be missed dearly”….(quote from Carpe Diem Haiku)

Home Coming

dandelion fluff

takes to the wind

in search of…

2

home coming

a leg of journey-

wanderer

Pat R

12/30/15

Inspired by:

“…As I returned to Tsuruga, Rotsu met me and accompanied me to the province of Mino. When we entered the city of Ogaki on horseback, Sora joined us again, having arrived from the province of Ise; Etsujin, too, came hurrying on horseback, and we all went to the house of Joko, where I enjoyed reunion with Zensen, Keiko, and his sons and many other old friends of mine who came to see me by day or by night. Everybody was overjoyed to see me as if I had returned unexpectedly from the dead. On September the sixth, however, I left for the Ise Shrine, though the fatigue of the long journey was still with me, for I wanted to see a dedication of a new shrine there. As I stepped into the boat, I wrote:

a clam

torn from its shell

departing autumn

©Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

For Carpe Diem

Well, since I made mention of dandelion fluff and I couldn’t find the real name I found this

Dandelion fluff video

Alone

Carpe Diem #885 without you: Stone Mountain, at Yamanaka, from this day on

companion gone
savoring of the journey
took a turn
lone footsteps

“…I felt deeply in my heart both the sorrow of one that goes and the grief of one that remains, just as a solitary bird separated from his flock in dark clouds, and wrote in answer:

from this day on
dew will erase the writing
on my hat

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)…”

For Carpe Diem Haiku For a more detailed read please follow link

For Carpe Diem Haiku

On the Way Home 2

soul takes flight
change in existence
bleeding heart

unknown soldier’s grave
all his tomorrows
now eternal flame

Pat R

12/21/15

Inspired by:

“…The chronicle of the shrine gave a vivid account of how, upon the heroic death of Lord Sanemori, Kiso no Yoshinaka had sent his important retainer Higuchi no Jiro to the shrine to dedicate the helmet with a letter of prayer…”

how pitiful
under the armored helmet
a cricket

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

 For a more detailed read follow link below

For Carpe Diem Haiku.