A Gathering

At our first autumn gathering around the firepit the air is crisp. It is clear change is afoot in more ways than one.

The conversation is at once silly and heartfelt, as it can sometimes be among friends. Everyone just needs a break from all the turmoil.

My gaze move between the flicker of the flames, and the moon.

in the night sky

on this autumn night

the moon wears a mask

of drifting clouds

it comes, and it goes.

Pat R

9/25/2020

For Colleen’s a weekly Tanka Tuesday where the prompt this week is the theme “Night Sky” a Gogyohka Haibun, sorta. To read or to participate go here.

Night Sky

wp-1585095989707.jpgfrom a fitful dream
I wake staring at night sky
on this sleepless night

in the cool darkness, a peace
a setting free of worries

Pat R

3/24/2020

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where the theme is “Night Sky”

 

Blues

lonely courtyard
under the night sky
chill of fall mingle with blues
change is coming

Pat R

9/28/17

For Carpe. Diem. Haiku: Courtyard Blues

# Daily Haiku Challenge

Lavish – #DailyHaikuChallenge

 

A Flash of Lightning

inazuma ya yami no kata yuku goi no koe

a flash of lightning—
passing through the darkness
a night heron’s scream
© Basho (1644-1694)

a mighty sword scribbling
secrets across the night sky

Pat R

6/21/16

A Tan Renga
For Carpe Diem Haiku

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2016/06/carpe-diem-tan-renga-challenge-103.html?m=1