Theme Prompt – A Gogyohka

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eyes nudged open

to this new dawn in the strife of life –

as we move through time,

I breathe – you breathe

Pat R

6/23/20

A Gogyohka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday. A theme prompt in the words of Longfellow:-

“…In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!…”
OR
“…Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time…”
From his poem

A Psalm of Life

Here is a link to the full poem.

Summer Solstice

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on this, the longest day

she flits from flower to flower –

with the butterfly bush,

she takes her time

Pat R

6/23/20

For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge where the prompt is Summer Solstice

&

For Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Prompt