Change

This was in a tree outside my house. A home for wasps, I believe. I never saw it coming, never saw them building. Then came autumn, the tree shed their multicolored clothing and there it was.

Fierce looking in size and demeanor. I didn’t touch it, I did not know if anyone was home; and I was not interested in finding out. So, I left it alone.

Now, this hive is no longer there. It seems winter and its high winds took care of the matter in its own time. A clean sweep. An inevitable change.

well hidden

until it was not –

natures roar

Pat

1/26/2023

The New Black

political strife –

fierce bubbles in the caldron

cruelty, the new black

Pat

1/18/23

For Tanka Tuesday where the specific form Senryu is the ask over at Word Craft with Colleen. To participate go here

Definition of Senryu

“Senryu is a short poetic genre which focuses on people. Men, women, husbands, wives, children, and relatives. It portrays the characteristics of human beings and the psychology of the human mind. Even when senryu depict living things such as animals, insects, and plant life, or when they depict inanimate objects, they are portrayed with the emphasis on their human attributes”, per the Senryu Circle.

Bold Faced Moon

she is back to being

a mere sliver of a moon

no longer bold faced –

memories of her rich glow

lingers in darker night sky

Pat

12/20/22

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are Glow & Night. Tho see other entries or to participate go here.

Change

This Holly Plant lives just outside my door.

A season in turmoil. The circle gets smaller. Loved ones pass on leaving us behind to sort out the ravages of being. Such loss is soothed only by a long spring. But wounds remain so, as we find a way to live with them.

we are left standing

as december roars on through

this season of life

a little more worn, rumpled

but for this, we are grateful

Pat

12/15/22

Also for Cees Flower of The Day. To view more go here

Renewal

such eye catchers –

colorful autumn leaves stir thoughts

of earths renewal

Pat

11/07/22

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are Catcher & Thought. To participate or just read go here

https://ronovanwrites.com/2022/11/07/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-435-catcher-and-thought/