A Complex Legacy

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This rise of incivility, hate mongering, and inhumane acts have settled in. It’s sowing itself into our fabric. I worry it’s a stain not easily removed.

a complex legacy

inhumane circumstances
normalized for too long

cotton fields
bloom with the DNA
of my ancestors

Pat R

4/22/19

For dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt is “Rise”. Stop by and do some reading or join in here.

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NaPoWriMo Day 22

 

 

Smells Like Spring

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My weekend is firmly in the aces column when I get to browse the farmer’s market. It has the air of a mini festival.

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it smells like spring

hyacinth and lavendar glory in
the afternoon sun

even the bees
are browsing
the farmer’s market

Pat R

4/09/19

For dVerse Poets Prompt “Ace”

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NaPoWriMo Day 9

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Cees Flower Of The Day

 

Cherry blossoms Haibun

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The first warm spring day at the botanic gardens are met with a good turnout. People of all ages, anxious to bask in the beauty of the early blooms. And for whom wandering under the cherry blossom canopy is a rite of spring. So they come early to bear witness – before the blossoms dwindle and start to fall.

a life of beauty
even in its falling
cherry blossoms

Pat R

4/08/19

For Frank Tassone’s prompt “Cherry Blossoms”

NaPoWriMo   Day 8

Cee’s Flower of The Day