Renewal

img_20200409_181926The pear tree in the front yard is pretty close to the second floor porch. So we get to witness a bit of nature up close. The pace at which nubby buds change to to delicate blossoms is so interesting to watch. So we are blessed with having blooms, and pears within arms length.

An even more fun bonus of this proximity is being able to keep company with the visiting birds, bees and butterflies. So amidst this upheaval nature marches on, creating this space of respite.

in search of renewal
I bury my head
in the captivating blooms
of the pear tree –
a lone sparrow joins me

Pat R

4/07/20

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

Pass by to do some reading or participate here

&

For Eugi’s Weekly Prompt where the prompt word is

“Captivating”

Pass by to do some reading or participate here

 

Full Circle

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Photo: Taken on the butterfly bush outside my window, a windy day.

misty rain
sprinkling young leaves..
tender buds

in mountain vistas
therapeutic silence..
a monk contemplates

sounds from the river
feel of balmy summer breeze..
she sits with eyes closed

before the first snow
sparrows feast on red berries..
gray replace blue sky

Pat R

10/20/16

For

OctPoWriMo

Carpe Diem Haiku prompt: Full Circle

“Full Circle” means:


“…the goal is to write haiku with the twelve (12) words I will give. It’s a kind of word-whirl and you have to use the words given in the clock-wise direction. So every word has to come in the line of it’s place on the clock e.g. rainbow you have to use for line one (1) and autumn for line two (2) and so on…¬†twelve (12) words (for every ”hour”) one word. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clockwise way”.

Here are the twelve (12) words, for every hour one word, you have to use this time:

1. rain
2. young leaves
3. buds
4. mountain
5. silence
6. monk
7. river
8. summer breeze
9. she
10. snow
11. sparrow (s)
12. blue sky