in the tall grass

the start of feathery plumes –

new sign of autumn

Pat R


For Frank Tassone’s Weekly Haiku Challenge where the prompt is to write a haiku with reference to


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wp-image-721353293jpgdarting in and out
of the tall grass

Pat R


For Frank Tassone’s haikai Challenge where the prompt is “Fireflies”

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And for Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where it’s Poets Choice.


Fall of Night


the fall of night
bestows upon me well earned
moments of quiet

garden awash in moonlight
fireflies waltz through tall grass

Pat R


For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: synonyms for ‘give & receive’…Bestow & Earn


Weekly Photo Challenge

This is one of my ‘sit down’ spots, night and day.

With all the rain, this baby is 5ft tall…I may have accendentally fed it in the spring…



Why satisfaction? I’m finally finished with making my garden presentable…so now, I’m putting out some cute stuff#!! 🙂

Pat R


For WP Weekly Photo Challenge:Satisfaction

Wind & Grace


tall grass sways gently
in autumn wind with such grace –
kneels under first snow

now part of a new landscape
holds onto new hopes for spring

Pat R


Tanka Tueday with Colleen over at Silver Threading, join in:)

Daily Haiku Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

Tall Grass


tall grass tossed about
by strong winds on the tail of
storm clouds

Pat R



[…] “Haiku is the poetry of nature and nature is always in motion. Seasons come and go, the moon changes every 28 days and so on, the only thing which is steady and without clear motion is our sun, that big star of our Milky Way around which the planets are rotating.” […]Chèvrefeuille, your host
Here is an example of what I call an “undou” haiku:
old pond
frog jumps in
sound of water

Carpe Diem Haiku: Movement


Evening Sun

evening sun
sinks behind tall grass
twilight creeps in

Pat R


This month on Carpe Diem Haiku we are exploring haiku writing techniques used by Basho. Our host writes:

“….In this haiku Basho uses the so called “sketch”or “shasei” technique….The poetic principle is “to depict the thing just as it is”. There are some inspirations for haiku that are best said as simply as possible. …it should never be the only method employed in a haiku….”

With the sketch technique you’re creating
“… a haiku depicting the thing just as it is…”

early autumn
the sea and rice fields
one green

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

how glorious
young green leaves
flash in the sun

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

For a more detailed read folliw this link