Love


I don’t understand it
I’ve never understood it
Even when I’m knee deep in it
How can you love somebody with everything that is you
Then down the line
you can’t stand the air they breathe
What is that about?
Whose idea was that!
I don’t understand it!
Will I ever understand it?
Even though I’m knee deep in it?

Pat R

12/14/17

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Tanka – Bells & Past

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tiny bells jingle
with each ornament placement –
children’s eyes widen

santa must be near, grandpa
hides a smile, old hijinks on

Pat R

12/13/17

Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge: Prompt words Bells & Past – synonyms, sorta😎

For OLN over at dVerse Poets Pub

 

A Cherita – Groovy

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a hushed crowd

held by the groovy meanderings
of the bass in the quartet

fingers snapping
toes tapping,
jazz set begins

Pat R

12/12/2017

For dVerse Poets Pub a poem using the word “groovy”.

 

 

 

Pleasantly Surprised – Haibun

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It is an odd view from the window. Bare woods, tree branches stark naked unmoved by birds or breeze. Just engulfed in fog. The type that brings with it a chill that is not easily shaken. I sit cuddling my mug of tea pondering the movement of the sunlight through the morning fog. I liken it to an impressionist painting without the colors. What else could be moving through that mist unseen, I wonder. Then, there they were!

family of deer
fawn lags behind distracted
headed to the creek

Pat R

12/11/17

For dVerse Poets Pub where tonight is haibun monday and the prompt is : Pleasantly Surprised