War – Poetics Bold Tribute

…”Quaint and curious war is!”

Sons and daughters one and all
Go forth and live your young lives

As now, leaders who declare war
face each other like jousting knights
The rest of us shall stay home and place bets

Pat R

1/17/18

Inspired by:

“Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You’d treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown.”
⁃ Thomas Hardy
from, ‘The Man He Killed’

For dVerse Poets Pub

 

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Bounce -A Quadrille

Photo of my creek

waters of the creek
runs with abandon
living life at will
bouncing, gurgling
shifting shape
swirling, whirling
spitting bubbles
cavorting over rocks
hugging the shore
wrapping around boulders
tumbling mini precipice
in noisy splashy rush
roaring in its bounce
living life out loud

Pat R

1/16/18

For dVerse Poets Pub

Meditation – Solo Renga


silence
the dust of stars
shining radiance
© Jane Reichhold

in magic of full moon light
star dust and snow flakes mingle

through the stillness –
falling snowflakes bathing
in moonlight

twinkling as they drift
I am held in this moment

day moon lingering
bids farewell to moonflower
hints of melancholy

rising sun on horizon…
moonflower is now asleep

Pat R

1/15/18

Carpe Diem Haiku