Sidewalk Brawl

between two sparrows
a tumbling-mid-air-to-ground
brawl, a ruckus ploy

depleted, one pulls way back-
entranced, horn rouse me from wonder

Pat R

6/25/19

plan…ploy

spend…deplete

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s the prompt words are synonyms for Plan & Spend. I used Ploy & Deplete. See other entries here.

Unswayed – A Tanka

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behind those brown eyes
a sense of knowing – unswayed
by life’s indignities
she holds fast, mind still her own –
matter of independence

Pat R

6/20/19

For Tanka Tuesday at Colleen’s in using synonyms for Influence & perception
I chose sway & sense.

Spring Sighting -Tanka Haibun

This winter has not been especially kind to my spirits. A heavy heart loomed, most times out of nowhere. It was hard to get ahold of, or figure out why. This fueled my quest for spring which took its time getting here.Today, I spotted my first cherry blossoms! A lone tree, stands among others that still stood tall, gawky and bare. This lifted my spirits.

 

first of the season
a cherry blossom sighting
as spring takes a hold
the blossoms ripple and sway
in spring breeze, lightens my mood

Pat R

4/02/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

NaPoWriMo Day 2

 

 

 

New Dawn

she scribbles memories
as they emerge from the fog
dwindling recall
evident in speech pattern
in twilight, hopes for new dawn

Pat R

3/03/19

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where the prompt are synonyms of “Origin & Write” I used Dawn & Scribble

 

Love Story- Tanka

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no explaning this
deliberate attraction –
am still being pursued

through the autumn of our years,
precious gift, ardor unmatched

Pat R

2/12/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is synonyms of the words Meaning & Passion I used Explanation & Fervor.

 

 

Breach

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a lawyer / pastor’s
theft of offerings and souls –
double criminal
an ongoing breach of faith
bereft, her search continues

Pat R
2/09/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesdays, writer’s choice of words. I chose bereft & faith