Tanka Tuesday

noon day sun struggles
to fuse through stark autumn gray
a stillness clings fast –

massing onto bare branches
the silhouettes of black birds

Pat R
12/09/20

The prompt words are Drift & Mingle.. I used the synonyms Mass & Fuse

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 206 #SynonymsOnly

Also linked to dVerse Poets Pub where it is Open Link Night (OLN)

view entries here

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Cheesecloth Ghost

wee ones afoot

the caldrons abrewing

scare them well-

cheesecloth ghost

Pat R

10/21/20

For Eugi’s Weekly poetry challenge where the prompt is “Ghost”. To participate or just to read other entries go here.

Solitude

The consumed moon

frees itself creating shapes

with edges of pale yellow dreams.

Forming silhouettes with dim accuracy,

scrawling scenes right for rich imaginations,

poof of painted mirth.

On this night, in this sky
soothing in its quiet and beauty

solitudes wish fulfilled.

Pat R

10/20/20

For dVerse Poets Pub where I chose the following five “charms” of Samuel Greenberg as per instructions for the prompt where Laura Bloomsbury is hosting Poetics. We are looking at the poetry of Samuel Greenberg. To participate or read, go here.

The following are the words incorporated in my poem: Yellow dreams; Accuracy; Consumed moon; Painted mirth; Solitudes wish

They are from his poem “The pale Impromptu” by Samuel Greenberg.

A Gathering

At our first autumn gathering around the firepit the air is crisp. It is clear change is afoot in more ways than one.

The conversation is at once silly and heartfelt, as it can sometimes be among friends. Everyone just needs a break from all the turmoil.

My gaze move between the flicker of the flames, and the moon.

in the night sky

on this autumn night

the moon wears a mask

of drifting clouds

it comes, and it goes.

Pat R

9/25/2020

For Colleen’s a weekly Tanka Tuesday where the prompt this week is the theme “Night Sky” a Gogyohka Haibun, sorta. To read or to participate go here.

Light of Dawn

elegant perch –

beads of diamond on blades of grass

the light of dawn

Pat R

8/23/20

Linking to Eugi’s Weekly Prompt ‘ Night Meets Day”

Read other entries or participate here

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Night meets Day” August 17, 2020

Flower of The Day – Dandelion

a wild thing

going through it’s phases –

dandelion

 

Pat R

8/12/20

For Cee’s Flower of The Day Challenge

FOTD – August 12 – Dahlia

A Russle

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(Took this photo in the park, a tree sanctuary. I often wonder how this shape came to be)

 

 

a quiet russle

grows to excited chatter

a swift breeze moves through

as I near the shaded grove

I pause at the sound of change

Pat R

7/29/20

 

 

Over at Colleen’s it’s theme week. This is the quote we are using for inspiration, provided by Sue Vincent. To read more or to participate go here.

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

 

Flower Of the Day FOTD

Meet Day Lily, we met at the park yesterday. She was one of two, all by their lonesome. Interesting, I thought 😊.

day lily

rises with the sun

a wild child

Pat R

7/09/20

For Cee’s Flower Of The Day FOTD

 

Full Moon

my-first-moon-shot1696173487wisps of smokey cloud

drift slowly across full moon –

sultry summer night

Pat R

7/07/20

For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge “Buck Moon”

&

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where it’s Poet’s choice. To join in or do some reading go here.