off-beat circadian rhythm


waking teenage boy

in morning proves real challenge

he’s wired to sleep sound

after three alarms buzz on

you will find him still snoozing


“What time did you go to bed?”  is my first question 🙂  Join Elsie’s weekly tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer.

sleeping with spring


Anyone can write a poem with magnetic poetry online…try it!


welcome showers


the sound of rain smiles

pattering steady on roof

sleep rolls us over


Theme at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is “power of words”: let the rain kiss you


“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”   ~Langston Hughes


pack to go camping

forecast predicts rain showers

great sleeping weather


lavender fields


Abbey in France with lavender field-"Sénanque 06" by EmDee

Abbey in France with lavender field-“Sénanque 06” by EmDee


Yon lavender fields forever

favorite perfume for supple skin

old clay jars laced with lavendar

mummy wrap fit for Egyptian.


flower heads added to bath warm

Yon lavender fields forever

cooking flavor for dish Roman;

this herb is centuries’ treasure.


queen’s procurer run shy, never

Victorian women freshen

Yon lavender fields forever

castle floors and drawers of linen.


essential oils for young living

de-stress with a drop whenever

smooth on pillowcase for sleeping

Yon lavender fields forever!


My first attempt at quatern form,  linking to Toads’ lavender prompt.

Yon is a river in the country of France…where lavender is grown.

Quatern Poem: This French form has 16 lines broken up into 4 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas). Each line is comprised of eight syllables. The first line is the refrain. In the second stanza, the refrain appears in the second line; in the third stanza, the third line; in the fourth stanza, the fourth (and final) line.


vaporous thoughts


misty morning haze

more than weather is foggy

sleep deprivation

a lil’ rhyme


The moon shines bright

upon this night

such pretty sight

for us to peep.


The full moon’s light

makes clouds take flight

outshines starlight

comfort we keep.


The moon’s far height

angels’ nightlight

please do not fight

just go to sleep!