The New Black

political strife –

fierce bubbles in the caldron

cruelty, the new black

Pat

1/18/23

For Tanka Tuesday where the specific form Senryu is the ask over at Word Craft with Colleen. To participate go here

Definition of Senryu

“Senryu is a short poetic genre which focuses on people. Men, women, husbands, wives, children, and relatives. It portrays the characteristics of human beings and the psychology of the human mind. Even when senryu depict living things such as animals, insects, and plant life, or when they depict inanimate objects, they are portrayed with the emphasis on their human attributes”, per the Senryu Circle.

Moons of Autumn – Troiku

hidden agenda,

a full moon’s

rising tides

a full moon’s

signaling of the harvest –

a rice drying moon

hidden agenda

of migrating moon light –

lighting the way

rising tides

under falling leaves moon –

change is coming

Who knew the moons of October had so many different names:

Rice Drying Moon, Migrating Moon & Falling Leaves Moon.

This is a Troiku based on an older poem of mine.

The Troiku is a form created by Chèvrefeuille at 

https://carpediemtroikuworld.blogspot.com/2015/10/welcome.html

Autumn Quilt – A Shadorma

warm colors

wrapped in autumns chill

leaves flutter

then drizzle

under this mid morning sun

a shimmering quilt

Pat

10/17/22

The Shadorma consists of a six-line stanza (or sestet). Each stanza is written as 3-5-3-3-7-5 for a total of 26 syllables with no set rhyme scheme. When writing a Shadorma, I would concentrate on a specific subject. Shadorma need a title.

Uproar

a turbulent time

the planet in an uproar

the earth pushes back

steady roll, unrelenting –

it seems warnings are no more

Pat

8/09/22

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are “Steady & Rolling” to read or to participate go here

Spring Dance

a pair of cardinals

in my garden – in spring dance

they zip here, fly there

pecking at freshly tilled soil

a cold and windy spring day

Pat

4/20/22

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt “Zip & Fly”. To participate or just read go here

Dusk

on nearing daybreak

night eases to a halt

day moon takes its place

readying for dusk

the sleepy eyes of dawn

which comes with its own demands

Pat

4/20/22

For Eugi’s prompt where the word is “dusk”

Sorry for being so late Eugi🙂

To participate or just read go here

Holding On

Last evening while the setting sun was writing its own story cantankerous clouds to the right were leaving deep smudges in the evening skies.

The bird songs outside my window were unrelenting, piercing the roar of the harsh spring winds. Even the delicate cherry blossoms are standing up to this latest rage.

It seems we are all to discover what we are made of. In the end, we are all just holding on.

the ire of spring

that will not be placated –

belligerent storms

Pat

4/03/22

For Haibun Monday over at dVerse who is hosting with a theme of “Cherry Blossoms”. To view other entries go here

Also linking to Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen where the prompt is to take a photo from your day and write a poem in relation to it. To see other entries go here