The Poet’s Craft

a transfer of scenes
still fluid onto pages
a poem emerge

Pat R


For Cape Diem Haiku Challenge: The Poet’s Craft

Two phrase stories

Prompt: “….and in a puff….”
“…and in a puff, all logic went out the window.”

For hbhatnager

I am trying this for the first time. A challenge posted over at

Stop over for further reading on the prompt, quite an interesting premise, could be fun:) It’s called a two phrase story.  The prompt phrase for this week is “…and in a puff…” to be completed however you’d like.


Pat R



Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Today I am sharing on Writers Quote Wednesday over at It’s in collaboration with where writers share quotes by writers that are inspiratoonal..or not. Anyway, it’s a fun event. All are welcome to join in. I am a little late this week, but here is mine:

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
– Oscar Wilde

“If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.”
—William Faulkner

Wow! I am still thinking about the meaning of this last one:)

Pat R




Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #22 double entendre (double meaning)

flower bows and sways
honeybee hangs on for the ride
lost in the rhythm
of the wind



Double Entendres defined: (yep, I looked it up) :-
a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.
synonyms:ambiguity, double meaning, innuendo,play on words

…And I found the word I was looking for –

As with all poetry I think, it is what it is to the reader.

Inspired by:

An example by Jane Reichhold:

touching each other
at the river

And this written by our host-

“….Maybe you can remember the haiku in which Basho refers to a certain part of the male body as he wrote about “morningglory”, that haiku is an example of this HWT “double entendre”:

ought one laugh or cry
when my Morning Glory
withers up

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)…”

For Carpe Diem Haiku