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on the march through time
a complicated history
dreams morph to nightmares –

these tangled footprints still lure
in dreams in faraway lands

Pat R

1/20/20

 For Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #289 Dream&March where the prompt words are “Dream & March”

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For Eugenia’s Challenge where the prompt word is “Complicated”

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For Frank Tassone’s Challenge where the prompt is “The Dream”

Dawn – A Tanka

a hush starts the day
morning bids farewell to dawn –
here on the ocean

waves once bathe in twilight pay
homage to the rising sun

Pat R

1/14/20

Calm & Present

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where we’re to use synonyms for the words Calm & Present. I used Hush & Here.

Soul Soothing

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the view up the creek
offers a beauty that dwells
in this bend of the creek
rhythm in the mountain air
unwavering – soul soothing

Pat R

12/13/19

For Tanka Tuesdays over at Colleen’s where the prompt words ard synonyms ot the words Give & Shake. I used “Offer & Waver”

Stop by and part take:) All are welcome:)

Tanka Tuesday

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a mid morning breeze

leaves in a carefree tumble

flutter, dip, and swoon

with lilt of a butterfly,

grace bestowed, free to the end

Pat R

9/26/19

This is for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is synonyms of the words Fall & Give.. I’ve use Dip & Bestow

 

 

Harvest Moon – Tanka

the smell of autumn
mingle with the chilly air
on this cloudy night
great big harvest moon peeks through
I gaze skyward in wonder

Pat R

9/17/19

For Brew & Spew with Eugenia where the prompt is Harvest Moon. Drop by do some reading and participate!

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Also for Frank Tassone’s challenge with the prompt Harvest Moon..drop on by and do some reading.

A really cool two for one:))

 

Tanka Tuesday – Compromise

Photo credit: Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay

below the surface
hidden in these reflections,
lives of compromise
where ocean water meets fresh –
overcoming, adapting

Pat R

9/17/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where this weeks prompt is this photo.

Imaginings – Tanka Tuesday

Photo credit: image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

 

a restful place

this message in a bottle

awaiting its fate

next, a not so quiet end

imagination sets pace

Pat R

8/23/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the picture is the prompt

 

 

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