Country Lane

Walks along this country lane leads to the reservoir

Meandering left, then right
pass fields of purple ground cover –
Spring’s having her way

Around the last curve a vast expanse, water kiss blue skies

A breathtaking spike in nature’s beauty –
I pause for reflection

Pat R


For dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt is “Spike” for a Quadrille a 44 word poem a creation of the dVerse Poets Group.



on this life journey
we have navigated all
we laughed and we cried –
autumn of our lives now filled
with warm loving reflections

Pat R


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For Tanka Tuesday


NaPoWriMo Day 4

A bell at sunset

IMG_5616 maui sunset

Carpe Diem #732 “A bell at sunset”

In (spring 1689) Basho
“Spending a lonely spring evening in a country cottage” wrote

bell at sunset
also was not heard
a spring evening
© Basho (trans. Jane Reichhold)

And at another time he also wrote
“kane tsukanu/ stow a nani o ka/ haru no kure
[bell not-ring/ village as for what do / spring’s evening]”

no bell ringing
what do the villagers do
on a spring evening
© Basho (trans. Jane Reichhold)

HOST wrote a ‘ like’ haiku:

no poplar seeds
are falling like snow
under the rainfall

the cuckoo’s call
unheard on the plains
on a spring morning

© G.s.k. ’15

My attempt:

no bell at sunset
time for quiet reflection
thoughts of tomorrow



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