Times Square

No one left and no one came on the bare platform
The energetic buzz is at a ghostly halt

Gone is the mad rush, missing is the human storm
Beating heart of the city, with no rhythm to flaunt

Pat R

4/17/20

Ended up practicing my couplets instead of being true to the prompt*.

Linking to OLN over at dVerse Poets Pub

*Loosely based on the prompt over at dVerse Poets Pub where Sarah is hosting. She asked for prosery..a flash fiction piece with no more than 144 words. the following line to be included in the prose:-

“No one left and no one came on the bare platform”.

The lines are lifted from Adelstrop by Edward Thomas.
To read more about the poet and the prompt or to participate (it might be too late for that) here.

Nesting

 

img_20200325_142804It feels weird to even think this, let alone say it out loud. But I think the same set of birds that seem to live in my garden are back. A true sign of spring. They were here yesterday. They came back today. A gnarly bunch. A diverse bunch. Sparrows, red breasted robins, cardinal ( the red one with that funky head piece), and a green parakeet. That one I didn’t see.

The birds are back again today
This time, more than just one couple

She is still about the work of the day
Still locked in her nest building bubble

Pat R

3/26/20

No, I didn’t know all that about birds. I looked it up at The Cornell Lab – All About Birds. Very interesting site. It’s connected to Cornell University I think.

For dVerse Poets Pub where Frank Hubeny is hosting…the prompt is Couplets. My first time writing one of these. To read more about it, to see other entries or to participate go here