A passing-

without warning

this unexpected loss –

an early december

This was read at the eulogy today. I am not sure if this belonged to the person who read it or if it was borrowed. In any case, it was fitting:-

“laugh when you can

cry when you must

apologize when you should and change the sphere of life if you will

dream big

take risks

study life’s plays feverishly

make the play

score the goal

volunteer your time

mend broken hearts

fall down but get up and learn from your mistakes

live life on purpose for a purpose and with purpose each and every day”

2/07/1958 – 10/31/2022

Pat

11/12/22

Giggly Swirl

at the whim of morning winds

fallen leaves in giggly swirl

splashes of color then move

in a lazy sway

Pat

11/10/22

Saw this on my morning walk.

This week over at Word Craft A Specific Form..A Kouta..a new form to me. It is a syllabic, variable odd numbered syllable lengths, the most common patterns are written in lines of alternating 7-5-7-5 syllables or 7-7-7-5 syllables. 

To read more about it over at Colleens go here

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/11/08/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-297-11-8-2022-specificform-kouta/

Renewal

such eye catchers –

colorful autumn leaves stir thoughts

of earths renewal

Pat

11/07/22

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are Catcher & Thought. To participate or just read go here

https://ronovanwrites.com/2022/11/07/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-435-catcher-and-thought/