Harvest Moon

The moon at 9:07pm tonight

harvest moon

adorns the night sky –

moon gazing

For Open Link Night over at dVerse Poets Pub

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For Frank Tassones prompt Harvest Moon To participate or just read other entries go here.

Pat R

10/01/20

Moon – Haibun

Lately, there has been nothing to the days but gray. It looks like a brewing storm. But it would turn out to be a calm slate of gray that just lingers. This look is carried through to the nights.

My crystal ball can’t say how clear the night sky will be in the mountains. But I am really looking forward to getting out of the city just the same.

The plan is to leave at eight in the morning, so naturally we left at eleven. This is always the case. Especially when this is not going to be a day trip.

Pedestrians are walking over the Tappan Zee bridge walkway. This is a new addition. What an amazing view that must be. That, is going on my to do list.

Ongoing road works along the route is finally over. This makes for a more pleasant ride. Along the way, we pull over every now and then for photos of turning leaves.

In the mountains I look forward to gazing at a night sky that offers some rewards.

bathing in moonlight

on this clear autumn night

creekside stargazing

Pat R

9/29/20

For dVerse Poets Haibun Monday where the prompt is The Moon, and Frank is hosting. To participate or just read go here.

And for Eugi’s blog where the prompt is Crystal Ball

And for

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Calm & Storm

Summer Storms – A Shi Rensa Haiku

wp-1596586061444.jpgcharcoal sky gets light

an eerie quiet takes hold –

eye of summer storm

 

 

eye of summer storm

pine and hibiscus stand still

in recovery mode

 

 

in recovery mode

after being flung here and there –

hurricane force winds

 

 

hurricane force winds

storm now more wild winds than rain-

skies once again gray

Pat R

8/04/20

 

For Shi Rensa Haiku a form created by Ron over at Ronovan Writes Haiku. I used this new form with this week’s prompt. “Eye & Light” To read more about this new form go here

 

Thunder Storm

wp-1594155749008.jpgdwindling ripples

as thunder storms leave behind

puddles of blue skies

Pat R

7/07/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are “Dwindle & Ripple”. To see other entries or to join in go here.

 

Summer Storm

wp-1593472961026.jpgThe light of morning has been seized upon by a mighty thunder storm. Charcoal gray clouds now fill the sky.

They soon give way to ploppy raindrops and pea sized hail. The leaves of the hydrangea is in a tremulous dance. Hail pings off the metal back stairs, and the glass door. Those landing on the stairs are immediately washed into puddles by the vigorous downpour. This, results in their immediate drowning.

The limbs of the tall lopsided pine are in an uproar. As are all the hefty bushes in the garden. They are locked in a lively jig with this wild wind.

thunder romps

across morning sky –

summer storm

Pat R

7/02/20

Eugi’s Weekly Challenge where the prompt is “Mighty”

 

 

 

 

 

Perspective

Getrudes-Nose.jpg© 2020 Frank J. Tassone

 

Time to escape to where nature’s rocky promenade meets blue sky. To be lost in panoramic views, while eavesdropping on the sounds of nature quiets my mind. Here’s to cleansing breaths and new perspectives.

graceful sway

to the wind’s rhythm,

wildflowers

Pat R

6/30/20

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s our focus is specific form – a haibun with a photo from Frank J. Tassone for inspiration. To check further entries, to participate or to read more on the different types of haibun go here.

 

Off Color

My walks feel more like an escape from detention. So I find myself paying closer attention to the landscape. The park grounds keeper is clearly still struggling with this delayed upkeep. Wildflowers have taken over.

Often, I would come across a patch of yellow, with a pink one snuggled comfortably in their midst. How nice!

 

off color
in the overgrowth –
wild iris

Pat R

6/27/20

For Frank’s Weekly Haikai Challenge where the prompt is ‘Wild Iris’

 

Nearly Spring

effects
This winter felt like a misnomer for most of the time. It has been marked with extraordinarily picturesque skies. Everytime I turned my camera skyward there was that little voice. Nature reminding me that at the very heart of such beauty, may be global warming.

As spring creeps in, I keep waiting for the charm of a proper snowfall. This unseasonably warm winter  seem to have fooled no one but me. The young leaves of the butterfly bush takes a stand. They look sturdy and healthy. They’re not going anywhere, despite their encounter with a transient snowfall. They’ve suffered no harm.

spring comes alive
plant pots at the garden’s edge
wore winter like clutter

Pat R

2/03/2020

Dverse Poets Pub where Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday and the prompt is “Spring”

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are “Charm & Harm”

For Eugenia’s Challenge where the prompt word is “Alive”