Birthday – Haibun

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I was never really a particularly chatty person. I always had my nose in a book, and I could never abide foolishness much. I was more interested in capturing catapillars and watching them change. Looking back, It felt like even as a child I was an old soul.

This, coupled with parents who were always at each others throat didn’t leave much time for celebrations. Especially not of birthdays. I don’t remember ever having a birthday party when I was young. That was never a big thing at our house. There were more pressing needs.

I do remember it being a day of protest, or acting up on my part. Thinking on this day I was somehow immune. The problem was my mom didn’t much abide foolishness either. So usually with my acting up, I got the order to “go pick a switch”. Birthday or no birthday.

new butterfly soars
on the wings of summer wind –
the nature of change

Pat R
8/03/20

For dVerse Poets Pub where it is haibun monday and the prompt is “Birthday”.
Kim is hosting. Come do some reading or paticipate here.

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For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where it’s Poet’s choice this week. Stop by and do some reading or join in here.

Sunshine

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Going for a walk these days has me feeling like I’m up to no good. Like I was sneaking out; all the time keeping everyone at a distance. This lovely setting sun was a welcome diversion 😊.

 

scribbling
on sunshine,
bare branches

Pat R

5/06/20

A Haiga for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt: Sunshine. To read or to participate go here

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Colleen’s Weekly poetry Challenge where this week it’s the Poet’s Choice of form. So, here we have a haiga Haibun. Stop by and do some reading here.

 

 

By Design – A Gogyohka

wp-1586992990499.jpgat the whim
of the morning breeze
a spider web billows –
nature
by design

Pat R

4/15/20

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday the prompt is to use synonyms for IDEA & FANCY.
I used DESIGN & WHIM

To do further readings or to participate go here

 

Chaos – A Gogyohka

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(This photo is the prompt)

chaos came to pass
funky monkey business strive
that’s how we got here! –

a mass reversal needed
I’m going to need more wine!!

 

 

Version #2

chaos came to pass

after nimble fingers tipped the scale –

that’s how we got here!

we are now in need of a mass reversal

I’m going to need more wine!!

Pat R

3/18/20

For Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is the above photo. To view more entries go here

 

Solace – Tanka Tuesday

wp-15842113703484658738355506910500.jpggazing at the moon

in the cool of this spring night-

moment of solace,

lower edge looks nibbled on,

a bit tattered, much like me

 

Pat R

3/14/20

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday at her Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt words are Comfort & Worn and we are using synonyms. I used Solace & Tattered

 

 

 

A Moment

Who stops to look up at the stars anymore anyway? Lately, I find myself doing that more and more. It seems my head is always in the clouds. My way of stopping to smell the roses, I guess. It feels like a stolen moment that brings me to a place of wonder. If only for a moment.

Then I step back into my reality.

 

a full moon’s

hidden agenda,

rising tides

Pat R

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt is the theme of “Finding Clarity”

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dVerse Poets Pub where  Merril is hosting Poetics   and the prompt is “Impermanence” 

 

 

 

 

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:)

Spring Fervor -Haibun

Last night we had four inches of slurpy snow. This dawn, through the rhytmn of the melt, I hear the call of birds in flight. Wonder where they have been!

Last week I was on the hunt for spring in the garden. The wheat brown of winter holds fast. Not much has changed there. The pointy ears of tulips are nowhere in sight. Nothing yet from vines that make their home on the fence.

There are some noticable changes to the pear tree though. The buds that dawdled during the winter, are suddenly more robust. And the yearly co-mingling of the honeysuckle and grape is unavoidable. They are lined up to do what they do – run wild. All caught up in the fervor of march madness!

slurpy snow linger
on bare branches brooding
in the face of spring

Pat R

3/05/19

For Colleen’s weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt words are the poets choice.

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For dVerse Poets Pub where Merril is the host and thoughts turn to “March Madness”.

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.