Uproar

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(With all her antics, I googled her..a Northern Mockingbird)

 

This backyard of mine is at once a wild kingdom and a comedy skit. Yesterday was a gray, chilly and windy day bearing no resemblance to spring. I looked out to see her, the bird living in my tree that is, entering her nest.

The wind has been toying with that small tree all day. Really tossing it to and fro. I am thinking this was the reason for the loud twittering that had been filling the air on and off all day. A squirrel, traisping across the back fence found himself on the run. The nesting bird chased him down
and pecked him in the ass. I’ve never seen that before. I guess he was closer than she wanted him to be to her nest.

Today there was a repeat. Only, this time he was racing up and down the main trunk of the neighbor’s very tall tree and she was in hot pursuit! What is with this bird! Maybe they’re just friends. Romping. Or, maybe they’re just as crazy as us humans.

clouds scurrying

across a not so full moon –

spring feels out of sink

Pat R

4/04/20

 

NaPoWriMo

 

This Fight

in this fight
the bright treads lightly
sparing fools

enlightment a causualty
as ad hoc plans breeds havoc
vindictiveness clings to its perch

Pat R

4/01/20

For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge where the prompt is Enlightenment

For Ronovan Writes Weekly Prompt where the words are Bright & Fight

 

Sunsets

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sunsets
without some clouds
really are just, sunsets
but clouds, they add, layers, intrigue
Interest
making sunsets spectacular
nature’s peculiar gift-
bothersome clouds
sets pace

Pat R

4/26/19

A butterfly cinquain where the syllable count is as follows:

2 4 6 8 2 8 6 4 2..

For NaPoWriMo

 

Smells Like Spring

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My weekend is firmly in the aces column when I get to browse the farmer’s market. It has the air of a mini festival.

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it smells like spring

hyacinth and lavendar glory in
the afternoon sun

even the bees
are browsing
the farmer’s market

Pat R

4/09/19

For dVerse Poets Prompt “Ace”

&

NaPoWriMo Day 9

&

Cees Flower Of The Day

 

Cherry blossoms Haibun

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The first warm spring day at the botanic gardens are met with a good turnout. People of all ages, anxious to bask in the beauty of the early blooms. And for whom wandering under the cherry blossom canopy is a rite of spring. So they come early to bear witness – before the blossoms dwindle and start to fall.

a life of beauty
even in its falling
cherry blossoms

Pat R

4/08/19

For Frank Tassone’s prompt “Cherry Blossoms”

NaPoWriMo   Day 8

Cee’s Flower of The Day