Sunflower – Tanka Tuesday

Sunflowers BacksidešŸ™‚

big bold sunflowers

ambitiously cheerful blooms

dulls chill of winter

fuels my dreams of summer

even the buzz of their bees


For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens where the prompt words are synonyms for Eager & Hope

Eager : I used Cheerful

Hope : I used Ambition



For Cees Flower Of The Day

Full Circle

rainbow of colors
scattered autumnĀ leaves wind swept –
lingering seagull

the crane has come home
cherry blossom in full bloom
second chance at love

sunflower stands tall
blue sky on memorable
summer day, no clouds

butterfly on bush
alone, gorging on nectar
wings color of beer

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku: Full Circle

The challenge “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. The words are

1. rainbow
2. autumn
3. seagull
4. crane
5. cherry blossom
6. love
7. sunflower
8. blue sky
9. clouds
10. butterfly
11. nectar
12. beer

For Carpe Diem Haiku



For inspiration: Carpe Diem Haiku – Sadness

“…sadness is but a wall between two gardens…”
– Khalil Gibran

the last flower
in my garden
a sunflower

Pat R


Sunflower Reflection

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Carpe Diem Full Circle #1, Sunflower Reflection

Twelve (12) words (for every ”hour”) one word. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clock wise way.

Here are the 12 (twelve) words :

  1. sunflower
  2. rain storm
  3. puddles
  4. beach
  5. waves
  6. making love
  7. seagulls
  8. rain storm
  9. lightning
  10. mountain
  11. peony
  12. nightingale


big bold sunflower
bowing after the rain storm
reflects in puddles

morning stroll on beach
skirting around breaking waves
holding hands – making love

seagulls squawk and dive
feast on rain storm’s new bounty
moves at lightning speed

in mountain garden
peony is in full bloom
nightingale’s solo