A Gathering

At our first autumn gathering around the firepit the air is crisp. It is clear change is afoot in more ways than one.

The conversation is at once silly and heartfelt, as it can sometimes be among friends. Everyone just needs a break from all the turmoil.

My gaze move between the flicker of the flames, and the moon.

in the night sky

on this autumn night

the moon wears a mask

of drifting clouds

it comes, and it goes.

Pat R

9/25/2020

For Colleen’s a weekly Tanka Tuesday where the prompt this week is the theme “Night Sky” a Gogyohka Haibun, sorta. To read or to participate go here.

This Uproar

this uproar

refuses to be hemmed in

nothing is even

in its wake

fallen norms

Pat R

8/12/20

A Gogyohka for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt are synonyms for the words Circled & Squared

These were my choices:-

Circled – Hemmed in

Squared – Not even

Stop by and do some reading or participate here

 

Morning Revelry

morning dew sparkle on blades of grass

wild bunny rabbits

and bouncy baby squirrels

dart across the open meadow –

the magic of morning revelry

Pat R

7/29/20

A Gogyohka for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Magic”.

To read more about it or participate go here

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Magic” July 27, 2020

Theme Prompt – A Gogyohka

wp-1592949888321.jpgas captive of time and nature

eyes nudged open

to this new dawn in the strife of life –

as we move through time,

I breathe – you breathe

Pat R

6/23/20

A Gogyohka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday. A theme prompt in the words of Longfellow:-

“…In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!…”
OR
“…Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time…”
From his poem

A Psalm of Life

Here is a link to the full poem.

A Sliver of Light

unlikely voices sharing
balls up off the floor, somewhat
are we on the verge
of getting the emperor clothed!
a sliver of light

Pat R

7/15/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Share & Voice

 

Justice

this angry spillage
this unyielding storm,
with new voices

will this be a cleansing?
it is time, it is time!

Pat R

6/03/20

For Frank Tassone Weekly Challenge where the prompt is “Justice”. To read further and see other entries go here

Justice for George Floyd whose life was snuffed out by  the Minneapolis police by kneeling on his neck,  for over 8 minutes, until he was dead, in plain sight!!

 

This Cloud – A Gogyohka

wp-1590698807814.jpgthis cloud, generations old
cavalier cruelty has me bawling again
in search of air I walk to the park
no sign of the sun
yet, a toddler chases butterflies

Pat R

5/28/20

In response to the theme this week over at Colleen’s for Tanka Tuesday is a quote offered by Merril

“How fare that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”

– William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice.

To read more about the challenge or to participate go here

Also linked to OLN Open Link Night over at dVerse Poet’s Pub where Grace is hosting. Go have a look see 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