A Knowing

the blush of autumn
now long gone, a quiet grace
takes its turn in time –
through creaky bones, a knowing –
like spring vines set to run wild

Pat R

12/04/18

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen Weekly Tanka Tuesday

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The Gift

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the gift

in the autumn
of my life

reflection
free of regret
born of contentment

Pat R

6/26/18

For dVerse Poets Pub where the theme is opposites. Read more about it here along with other responses.

Inevitable Journey

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

Pat R

11/07/17

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

 

TIME

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In response to Carpe Diem Prompt #720, “if taken in my hand”

if taken in my hand
it would vanish in hot tears
autumn frost
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

OUR HOST

frost on the branches
melts in the early sunlight
life passes

my hair turned gray

as if it was the frost
on bare branches

© Chèvrefeuille

For further inspiration there is a commercial running in our area that has a little boy asking,

“……how come no one wants to get old, I thought getting older meant living longer….”

Good question I thought. I don’t remember what they were selling but it had me reflecting, relates to this post I think.

Here is my response:

TIME

in moving through time

reflecting on life’s passions

no mourning for youth

PR

5/03/15

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/05/carpe-diem-720-if-taken-in-my-hand.html?m=1