Autumn

in the tall grass

the start of feathery plumes –

new sign of autumn

Pat R

9/21/20

For Frank Tassone’s Weekly Haiku Challenge where the prompt is to write a haiku with reference to

autumn-spring-equinox-shunbun

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New Coolness

This morning is especially gray. I open the door to the lushness of my garden that is still mostly green. I am greeted by a pair of butterflies dancing around the blooms of the butterfly bush. A welcome sight. As I step outside cupping my mug of tea, I note that it is cooler than I thought. It feels like autumn has taken hold.

new coolness

butterflies brighten gray as
autumn calls

Pat R

9/15/20

For Frank Tassone’s Weekly Haiku Challenge where the prompt is New Coolness. To read or to participate go here

Warnings

Here we are again face to face with the lack of action on climate change. Thick skulls, will this ever penetrate!

blood red skies

resolute warning –

wild fires

Pat R

9/11/20

A haiku for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt words are synonyms for Hint & Bold. I used Warning & Resolute.

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COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 194 #SYNONYMSONLY

A Shift

I can see the changes as summer days slip away. It seems that at five thirty in the evening, the light is already changing. I wonder if it’s just overcast skies. But it’s been persistent, so maybe not.

The rustle of leaves up high in tree tops suddenly sound louder. To the left, Canada geese congregate in the open field. The sparrows are outnumbered, so they’ve moved elsewhere. The sweltering heat has moved on.

a shift in time –

under the uproar of the wind in trees

a kinder breeze

Pat R

9/03/20

For Colleen’s Weekly poetry challenge where the choice this week is the Poet’s choice. To read or to participate go here

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 193, #POET’SCHOICE

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For dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night (OLN). To read and participate go here

OpenLinkNight #273

Flawless

twilight is early

ending flawless summer day –

whispers of autumn

Pat R

8/26/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are “Flaw & Day”. To read or participate go here

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 320 Day&Flaw

Map

A couple years ago I spent some time in Sedona Arizona. Along with Santorini and Maui it was one of the coolest places I had ever been. It’s hard to put a name on this feeling. I found myself emersed in the energy and craving quiet. The light, and the sunsets in this place felt curative. Every now and then I still wonder…”what was that!?”

mesmerizing lure

a deep feeling of well being –

in red rock country

this glow infused my spirit

defying definition

Pat R

8/25/20

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where the prompt this week is a theme “Map” . To stop by and do some reading or participate go here

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 192, #THEMEPROMPT