Exploring

exploring begins

for this springtime butterfly,

barely there blooms hide-

just a lone dandelion,

no mislaying this spring lure

Pat

4/18/21

For Colleens Tanka Tuesday where the prompt words are Search & Loss We are to use synonyms. I chose Explore & Mislaying

Mislaying… I don’t think I’ve heard that word since I was learning to write compositions ( essays). To see other entries go here

And for Cees Flower of The Day Challenge

Cees Flower of the Day

Time – Abhanga

here in this morning breeze

a flurry of blossoms

afloat, pleasing balsam

whose time has come

Pat

4/16/21

The elements of the Abhanga are:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of 4 line stanzas.
  • syllabic, 6-6-6-4 syllables each
  • rhymed L2 and L3 rhyme. Often internal rhyme is employed. End rhyme scheme x a a x , x being unrhymed.

Elm – Flower of the Day

I think it’s a flower, looks more like buds on the way to being something fancy.

spring has sprung

no cherry blossoms yet

but everything else

wears a knowing smile

Pat

3/31/21

#Flower of the Day, to see other entries go here.