War – Poetics Bold Tribute

…”Quaint and curious war is!”

Sons and daughters one and all
Go forth and live your young lives

As now, leaders who declare war
face each other like jousting knights
The rest of us shall stay home and place bets

Pat R

1/17/18

Inspired by:

“Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You’d treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown.”
⁃ Thomas Hardy
from, ‘The Man He Killed’

For dVerse Poets Pub

 

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Bounce -A Quadrille

Photo of my creek

waters of the creek
runs with abandon
living life at will
bouncing, gurgling
shifting shape
swirling, whirling
spitting bubbles
cavorting over rocks
hugging the shore
wrapping around boulders
tumbling mini precipice
in noisy splashy rush
roaring in its bounce
living life out loud

Pat R

1/16/18

For dVerse Poets Pub

Slivers of Spring

welcome arrival –
slivers of spring, ushering
buds to young blossoms

surviving rugged winter
thankful for time of rebirth

Pat R

1/09/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge :
Destination & Guide ( using symonyms)

 

White Poppy – Tan Renga

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PHOTO: Snowy Moonlit Night

white poppy
it must have bloomed
from a wintry shower
© Basho

no missed opportunity
would that I were so blessed

Pat R

12/29/17

For Carpe Diem Haiku