Stories

Like most homes with kids, bedtime meant stories. In our house, it was tall tales and ghost stories told by my dad.

Learning how to cast shadow puppets against the wall, and tales of shooting and twinkling stars were my favorites. Especially if we had just seen it from the varandah before bedtime. Then, there were the magical tales of the moon. Always the moon.

Ellie and Portia always wanted to know why did the cow jump over the moon? Also, what was the man in the moon doing while this was happening? To this my dad always had an answer, a different one everytime, and more fantastical than the last. Ellie and Portia would get really quiet. Those two – “…In their dreams they sleep with the moon… “

Pat R


9/15/20

For Prosery Monday over at dVerse Poets Pub hosted by Merril where the rule is to use this line in your prose, no alterations, in no more that 144 words.

“In their dreams
they sleep with the moon.”–From Mary Oliver, “Death at Wind River”

To read and participate go here

Pheromone Fog

secret rendezvous
explores ‘the birds and the bees’
nectar drunk fumble
quenches desire
the pheromone fog humbles

Pat R

8/07/18

Congregate – rendezvous

Passion – Desire

For #Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms of Congregate & Passion
To participate and for other entries go here.

Puzzle

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In the puzzle and spectacle that is the universe; a sliver of a moon embrace the full moon

The wind ride waves, for naughty or nice

The sun awakens waterfall held in the grip of winter –

And spring / she always lives life out loud!
Pat R

8/02/18
A quadrille, a 44 word poem
For dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt is : Puzzle

 

BUT

I’m adding my punctuations-and -enjambment and linking it here, since I just finished. To read more about the prompt, go : here

Fall of Night

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the fall of night
bestows upon me well earned
moments of quiet

garden awash in moonlight
fireflies waltz through tall grass

Pat R

6/26/18

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: synonyms for ‘give & receive’…Bestow & Earn

 

Power & Allure

1
power of love
I’ve succumb to its charms
allure of the flame

2
magical powers
the allure of the moon
fairytale romance

Pat R

5/16/17

For

Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge

&

Daily Haiku Challenge