Time & Laughter

Photo : A park near me.

fallen leaves are brown
bare branches now face deep frost
how time has moved on
through weary bones, but laughter
tends my soul holding time still

Pat R


#Tanka Tuesday

#Daily Haiku Challenge

Murky Pond

Open Lilly in pond

murky pond –
still, life stirs
lotus blooms

Pat R


Inspired by:

lotus viewing . . .
the flowering
© Kala Ramesh

blooming sunflowers
reaching for the early light of the sun –
birds praise their Creator
© Chèvrefeuille

Carpe Diem Haiku



I took this photo during a brutal winter, last year I think in my friends back yard. A frozen pipe broke and spewed onto the garden furniture and created this..that is a regular bench.

hard as hell
but it can still be
a beauty

“Life is never what you expect, it’s how you deal with what comes that makes a man or a woman out of you”

It’s a realization that dawns
After you managed to live through
That punch in the gut
You were sure you would
never get over
First, it’s “why me!”
But, why not you!! What makes you so darn special?
This is life, and everybody’s got to go through it. If you’re lucky.
Afterall, what is the alternative?

Pat R


Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge ( #WQWWC)

That quote is something I came up with. I’m sure I’m not the first to come up with this group of words.



trip around the sun
draws to a close
season shift
turning leaves
in blaze of color

Pat R


Hourglass poetry, created by Jane Dougherty, here she explains,
“…the form is inspired by Peter Bouchier’s lantern poem that he christened a ‘pine cone’ poem because its shape grew rather out of control. This is simpler than a pine cone, more like a butterfly quintain…”

The form: ten lines with a syllable count of

For further reading and to participate follow link below, all are welcome:)