at daybreak
worries drowned in wine
come back to life


with the sun,
morning glory –
regrets on hold

Pat R



Pat R



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Thotpurge Micropoetry Month Day 11



Lookin’ up!…2

Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble; Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger (JPL), the WFPC2 science team, and NASA/ESA


Over at dVerse poets are 4 photos taken by Hubble and we’re asked to choose 1 for your inspiration and write a poem.
What leap out of the photo you choose; or leap into it. How does it make you feel, think, believe?

An open eye
Amidst the big picture
If only we could
see what you see

Pat R



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Christmas Quadrille


De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo), is our host this week on Quadrille Monday over at dVerse Poem. The challenge is to make sure the poem is precisely 44 words long, and literally contains some form of the word kick.

So here is mine, my first Quadrille


New curtains, throw pillows new spreads for the beds

Fruits been soaking
With this there’s no joking

In bath of red wine spiked for kick with
other kinds

Digging out Christmas Carols

job for brother Darryl

Meats highly seasoned

we’re set for Christmas Season

Pat R


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Haibun Monday – Kindness

It’s Monday over at dVerse poets. Haibun Monday. This week the topic is “kindness”. Pop over, have a read and join in from here.This is my entry.

I’m in the Victorian House enclave of Brooklyn. They’re filming a movie. So this usually means no parking spaces for mere mortals. I find a spot. I’m backing in and the guy behind me is opening his hood. I park and go about my business.
I come back to my car and there’s a ticket on it. I’m irritated. I don’t remember a parking meter. Damn!

This guy is where I left him. Only this time he has booster cables attached to his battery. Traffic is slow, yet no one stops I pullout and back up next to his car. I pop the hood of my car to the sound of blaring horns behind me. He turns the key in his ignition, the car starts. He gave me the biggest smile, thanking me perfusely. Then I noticed his small grand daughter in the car. Suddenly, I was no longer irritated.


in the shelter
of dried maple leaves
a seedling

Pat R



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Mournful Notes

mournful notes
waft through autumn sky
soul searching on tenor sax

Pat R


Daily Prompt Gratitude

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Photo by Julien Laurent via Unsplash

The photo is the prompt: a Raven


morsels for a raven –
dots in the universe

Pat R


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3 line tales (TLT) over at Only 100 Words