Lightning Bug

lightning bug
cupped in little hands –
summer days

Pat R


For Haiku Horizons where the prompt is :Bug




Photo taken off the pier in my neighbor this evening



in picturesque

evening sky

playing with the sun

Pat R


For Dverse Poets Pub where the theme is “Brevity” – no more than 5 lines.



a sliver of spring
poking through prickly winter-
nature remains dormant
but I feel the energy
thoughts of renewal warms me

Pat R


Colleen’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Character & Affection (using synonyms)

Character: nature

Affection: warmth


White Poppy – Tan Renga


PHOTO: Snowy Moonlit Night

white poppy
it must have bloomed
from a wintry shower
© Basho

no missed opportunity
would that I were so blessed

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku


Ode to Mountain Air



This mountain air
Grabs ahold of me
Mind and body
Feels lighter in this air

In this mountain air
Songs of the wind
In trees a more baudy chorus
In tumbling creek
Rivulets and gurgles
Dance their way
Into my consciousness
Calming me before I know

In this mountain air
A bird holds fast
To swaying branch
As wind ruffles his tail
A gust of wind
Has never been so vivid
My sleep is deep
Restoring my soul
In this mountain air

Pat R


For dVerse Poets Pub where the challenge is to write Odes, poem of praise.
Another first for me ☺☺

For dVerse Poets Pub



Thorpurge. Micropoetry Month Day 10


Inevitable Journey


deep into autumn
color of the fallen leaves fade
gone are illusions
inevitable journey
a path we all have to take

Pat R


Micropoetry Month Day 7
Over at Thotpurge. with Rajani. Today we write a tanka. Pop over for a read, and join

Daily Haiku Challenge