There is something calming about watching the sun ease over the edge of the horizon. Skies meet ocean, the dawn of dusk. It feels like a rendezvous with hints of new beginnings. As Day moves into the arms of night my thoughts turn to hopes for the next day. I exhale. I sense a chance to regroup, and give way to the start of something new – cloud free.

dawn of spring..
through shards of melting snow
purple crocus

Pat R


For Haibun Monday @ dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt is Dusk


Shy – Blush

Beloved Neighborhood Pier


blush of summer dawn
the waters off pier infused –
day just shy of night

Pat R


For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Shy & Blush





a scene evokes a thought –

a kernel of a poem

pausing to jot something down –

shadow of a poem

enduring odd stares as I come back –

caught in the moment

grabbing a poem by the tail before it dissipates –

the birth of a poem

Pat R


For dVerse Poets Pub

Where the prompt is to write a Quadrille (44 word poem), with the use of the word “Poem”



Myths & Write – Synonyms


bare branches scrawling
fun shadows inked in moonlight
under harvest moon

tall tales and laughter flowing
as we sit watching the moon

Pat R


For Colleens Weekly Tanka Tuesdsy Poetry Challenge: Myth & Write (synonyms – tale & scrawl)


OLN over @ dVerse Poets Pub



ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon
© Chèvrefeuille

the realm of the moonflower
where everything’s possible

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku





my dreams and I
we move as one –
like a kite in summer skies

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku

Here is the quote to work with:

“People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.” (Source: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho)