A Knowing

the blush of autumn
now long gone, a quiet grace
takes its turn in time –
through creaky bones, a knowing –
like spring vines set to run wild

Pat R

12/04/18

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen Weekly Tanka Tuesday

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Lightness

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on this balmy night
a sliver of a moon dart
in, out of clouds –
absorbed in their play, lightness
takes hold – I’m myself again

Pat R

11/13/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challange where the challenge is using synonyms of the words “Pleasant & Read. I used Balmy & Absorbed in

A Wink – Quadrille

I don’t know what made me do it
I really didn’t mean to do it

But that look on his face
Not a very happy face

Our eyes met
and before I knew it

A wink brought a smile
to that very surly face

Pat R

11/05/18

For dVerse Poets where the prompt is: “Wink” for Quadrille Monday and our host is┬á De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo). A Quadrille is a 44 word poem. Stop in for a read or join in the fun! Here.­čśŐ

Monday Haibun – Transition

At this time of year
it’s always in the air
A hunger I can’t define
This hunger I must abide
Spinkled with the dust of melancholy
Rounding the borders of sadness
Hoping always that it doesn’t quite come to that but,
At this time of year
it’s always in the air

another rose blooms
even as autumn holds tight –
change cares for itself

Pat R

11/29/18

For dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt today is change: “Transition”.

Hollow’s Eve

At the entrance of the grave yard
the old willow stands its ground

whispy strands flailing in wind
Their flounce, still do abound

Negotiating and bargaining
With spirits’ wish to uncleave

Who will earn the early pass
to the stroll on All Hollow’s Eve?

Pat R

10/22/18

For dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt
Is “Early”. A very Halloweeny┬á quadrille, a 44 word poem.
Pop over. Do some reading and join in, here.