Lake Side

The lake’s side has become neglect
and the untamed field yields to
seedy, frosty October.
A week ago
there was a harvest riot of milkweed,
goldenrod and thistle seed.
The marigolds look tired.
But here there is a grateful, cheery chickadee.
Good morning.




1 Haiku/Prefer

Chilly autumn breeze
Rolling errant paper cup
Prefers freedom’s lot




2 Haiku/Surreal

Vigilant sentry
Stalwart suburban bijou
The neighbor’s porch light


Hazy autumn lake
Spirited morning mistress
Restraint disappears


1 Haiku/Identity

Rye bread, sunny day
Strawberries and sandwiches
Old friends, sweet silence



Cat Haiku Challenge

White whiskered boogie
Hustle and jive for kibble
The house cat shuffle

A soft paw tap dance
Fat cat knows the cha cha cha
Tango with the dog

Other Cars

Hazardous driving,
Is it me
or are the other cars
traveling really fast
while my license and
sleeps across the bed?


Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #171

Lake of warm sunshine
Window shopping for birds
Cleo’s morning calm


Kitchen table calm
Inky lake of hot coffee
Cool morning haiku

Deep Seneca Lake
Cool center of Finger Lakes
Calm hills and valleys

Cat Haiku Challenge

Enlightened loafer
Domesticated cynic
Suburban house cat

Autumn Crusade

Adrift in the October sky

Crescent sun
Afternoon trickster, a lunar prank
Waxing and waning control

A v of geese
Traffic honking, a southward
Autumn crusade

Blue bird, gray water
Dead air, green light
White supremacy, another fraud

Adrift in the October sky


Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #170

Neighbor’s gospel song
A message I need to hear?