August Day

It is early morning and the splash of color in the sky – a gift of sunrise. This second august day is cooler, more breathable than in previous days. It seems that autumn has stuck it’s big toe in.

I know it’s still a bit early for this but images of autumn leaves surfing crisp cool air fill my head. As I pass an especially woodsy area of this park, there is a steady breeze.

This is enough for a pause with outstretched arms, head tilted back and eyes closed, regardless of who is watching.

cool, breezy morning
hosts lively russle of leaves –
hints of autumn


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at daybreak
worries drowned in wine
come back to life


with the sun,
morning glory –
regrets on hold

Pat R



Pat R



#Carpe Diem Haiku Kai : Past Regrets, Future Fears


Thotpurge Micropoetry Month Day 11


Dew on Grass

dew on grass
patiently awaits
rising sun

Pat R


Inspiration :

[…] “On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” […] Jules Renard (1864-1910)

For Carpe Diem Haiku :


Taken off the pier in my neighborhood this evening.

The light in our skies this evening was extraordinary. The sun’s journey at sunset was in spectacular mode and is the most favored ¬†setting sun of the summer solstice in these parts.

The sun truly rise at the exact eastern point and sets in the exact west. At other times of the year, it does otherwise. Who knew!! So on streets that runs east to west, it looks like the sun is setting on the asphalt at the western end of the streets. A huge one, like a harvest moon. This phenomenon around here is nicknamed Manhattan know, like Stonehenge…

Well, I didn’t get any of those photos, couldn’t brave the crowds.

Here is a video on Manhattanhenge from astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson. He is at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan.

Photo Credit: Google Images



This is what is looked like down one of my streets.


Pat R