Butterfly Cinquain

wp-1585724042451.jpgit’s spring
the sprint is on
peony shoots rise up
garden is coming alive, now
nature
bold in its infinite wonder
flaunting its ugly side
agile microbe –
a plague

Pat R

3/31/20

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the Specific Form this time around is a cinquain

Butterfly cinquain:-
a nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two.

 

Night Sky

wp-1585095989707.jpgfrom a fitful dream
I wake staring at night sky
on this sleepless night

in the cool darkness, a peace
a setting free of worries

Pat R

3/24/2020

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where the theme is “Night Sky”

 

Magic

wp-1585097747929.jpgIn the black of night
I step out onto the porch, no light…

Stars are bright, moon’s out
adding to the magic of the night

Wonder how many others are
are finding this night just right

Counting stars enhances the magic of the night

Pat R

3/23/20

Tonight over at dVerse Poets Pub Linda is hosting Monday Quadrille (a 44 word poem invented at dVerse) and the prompt word is “Magic”. So stop by to read or to participate go here.

 

 

Elegance

a pair of swans play
on calm waters of the bay
elegant splish splash

Pat R

3/23/20

For Eugi’s weekly poetry challenge where the prompt is “Elegance”

&

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are “Bay & Play”

 

Spring Fling

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Photo: Taken in my garden today. I didn’t do it, I promise. And that’s a clay pot. Who knows what else is under there!

 

forging a path through
no shrinking from adversity
tulips in the midst
of a glorious spring fling
gone are thoughts of winter

Pat R

3/16/20

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For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are “Shrink & Think”

&

Frank Tassone’s Challenge where the prompt is “Spring-autumn Equinox”

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&

For Eugi’s blog where the prompt word is “Glorious”

 

PS: I don’t know if this is a

Gogyohka or Tanka. I’ll leave that up to you.

 

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