Grace & Style

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under the bluest sky
and warm caribbean sun
coconut palms sway –
such grace and ease of design,
no worries of wintry days

Pat R

11/13/19

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where the prompt words are synonyms of Grace & Stlye. I used Ease & Design. So stop over at Colleen’s where fun things are happening and do some reading¬†here.

 

 

 

Thick Skull

Mother Bea sits in her wooden rocking chair on the rickety varandah. She is placed there every morning. She does not walk. She must be over 80 years old. Even her kids were old. When you are little, everybody is old! I watch her as she watches the daily interactions of the children in the yard. She would make one word prouncements on the goings-on.
Cry baby. Smart. Determined. Thick skull. I often wondered how she arrived at these critiques from such a distance. And more often, just who she was talking about!

at times it’s futile
figuring out which spirit
whisper the loudest
in their attempts to guide me –
probably pointless, thick skull!

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday
Where the prompt is synonyms for :
Ghost & Hollow

I used : Spirit & Futile

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With Real Toads with Vivian

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dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night

 

 

Riches of Color

a majestic stance
though tossed by some wicked winds –
a wilting tulip

in this short stint above ground
life with riches of color

Pat R

5/17/18

For Colleens Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

The prompt words are Dignity & Success
Use of synonyms only

Dignity : Majesty

Success: Riches

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dVerse Poets Poetics where the prompt is Noodling. My word choice is :Life

 

Blossom Drizzle

Photo taken at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

a spring fantasy
cherry blossom canopy –
in hands of nature

a lane with cherry blossom
drizzle – a good place

Pat R

5/09/18

Using synonyms for “Belong & Dream”

Belong: be in the hands

Dream: fantasy

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

Tanka -Intriguing Times

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strange ferocity,
delighting in turbulence
shadowy figures
slips in and out of the cold
life in most intriguing times

Pat R

3/21/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt words are: Joy & Fury ( synonyms of)
I used Delight & Turbulence

 

 

 

Thunder Storm

fierce looking storm clouds
churning skies charcoal color
nowhere near peaceful

first lightning then thunder roars
raindrops hit parched earth – I’m home

Pat R

1/16/17

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Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience