Thunder Storm

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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.

 

Time

mvimg_20190430_1115413842404645803924220This not so new thing on everyone’s lips have led to unrest. The killing of George Floyd led to a diverse sunami of humanity taking to the streets. It looks and feels like a cohesive quilt. It feels like change.

not again –
this awakening
rests firmly
in the hands of time, will this last
or shatter like fragile glass

Pat R

6/08/20

A Tanka haibun for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge where the prompt is “Break & Glass”

To see other entries or to participate go here.

 

Stray Cat

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A mocking bird has been nesting in my small tree. She has been very vigilant about making a ruckus whenever anyone, or anything goes near her nest. The squirrel she was chasing around last week has moved! Now there’s this cat!

 

batting average falls
stray cat sleeps under her tree –
nesting mocking bird

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nesting mocking bird
stray cat asleep under her tree –
she stands near my bat

Pat R

4/22/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are Bat & Cat.

 

Rain

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fallen leaves set sail
as rain water roars down the drain-
puddles come alive

 

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spring rain
in pothole puddle
a bird bathes

Pat R

2/17/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge where the prompt words are”Drain & Rain”

 

 

Nearly Spring

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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”

 

Belching Dragon

Wild fire roars through the hillside
Lick of flames releasing crumbling embers skyward like a belching dragon
With cinders on the fly furthering its cause

wild fire smoulders
flames refuse to be subduded –
nature’s wildest child

stoked by whipping winds fury
on insatible rampage

Pat R

1/13/20

For

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge
 https://ronovanwrites.com/

& for dVerse Poets pub where the prompt word is, “Roar” for quadrille monday

 

The Brook

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melodious brook

liven up winter air, moss

still hangs at its edge

 

Pat

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Moss and Brook 

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #287 Brook&Moss

and 

Colleens Tanka Tuesday poets choice

Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 159, #Poet'sChoice

 

Wicked Winds

wicked winds stir up

mundane dry leaves in the yard –

lively waves begin

 

Pat R

12/16/19

For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge where the prompt words are Mundane & Wicked

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #284 Wicked&Mundane