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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Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble; NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

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?


Twinkling cosmic dust
Holding fast to their secrets
Wonder if they know our secrets too!
As a small speck within
I feel a wink from the Creator

Pat R






Inevitable Journey


deep into autumn
color of the fallen leaves fade
gone are illusions
inevitable journey
a path we all have to take

Pat R


Micropoetry Month Day 7
Over at Thotpurge. with Rajani. Today we write a tanka. Pop over for a read, and join in..here

Daily Haiku Challenge


Splash of Color

fallen leaves
splash color under
autumn skies

Ooops! We are suppose to be using synonyms, so here goes: –

fallen fronds
splash color under
gray fall skies

Pat R


Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge : Leaves & Autumn

Daily Haiku Challenge


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


Daily Haiku Challenge


Smooth & Hand

shore made smooth by waves
set aglow from setting sun..
gem in hands of time

Pat R


For Thotpurge Micropoetry

For Ronovan Writes Haiku


Family Gatherings

A Fibonacci Poem*





Forward to

All the holidays

All the family gatherings

Travelling long distances is a part of it all

We gather to renew meaning of family through food fellowship and arguments

It’s when the ‘black sheep’ of the family rise to the occasion the star of the ensuing chaos we grumble rumble and love them still

Calm returns and you no longer wonder why you come to these things thoughts return to story-telling by elders reminiscing on tales from long ago new memories and being grateful for family, even the crazy ones

Pat R


For Thotpurge Micropoetry Month Day 5

*A Fibonacci Poem has 10 lines with 55 syllables on the last line! Kind of a hefty micropoetey, I say.

The number of syllables in each line follows the Fibonacci sequence (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55…)!


Dry Leaves


Chorus of dry leaves
Twinkle in the autumn sun
Naked branches flail
As they take flight

Pat R


For Day 4 of Micropoetry Month with Thotpurge

The Challenge is to write s poem in the form called ‘Naani’. This is a four line poem containing 20-25 syllables invented by an Indian poet, Dr. N. Gopi

To see how others did go here


Micropoetry Day 3 Cherita


Photo taken today during my walk in the park.

So here’s my first Cherita. Or set of Cherita.


putting on a show
in autumn skies

looks like
the gods
are at play

late evening

flock of birds
sway across the sun

they move
to the song
in my head


we have been done
and undone

it’s time
to let memories rein,
it’s time

Pat R



Day 3 of Micropoetry Month with Rajani over at Thotpurge.

The challenge is to write a Cherita – a six line story-poem form invented by Ai Li, broken into three verses of 1, 2 and 3 lines each”.

Also For Weekly Photo Challenge Peek

It’s Open Link Night over at dVerse poets, take a peek and join in.