Sidewalk Brawl

between two sparrows
a tumbling-mid-air-to-ground
brawl, a ruckus ploy

depleted, one pulls way back-
entranced, horn rouse me from wonder

Pat R

6/25/19

plan…ploy

spend…deplete

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s the prompt words are synonyms for Plan & Spend. I used Ploy & Deplete. See other entries here.

New Birth – Tanka Tuesday

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norms devoured, I’m
riveted by the mayhem –
tales taller than most

delivered with conviction,
bringing darkness a new birth

Pat R

6/13/19

We’re using synonyms over at Colleens for Tanka Tuesday..given words are Beginning & Consume. I used Birth & Devour.

 

 

Tanka -Intriguing Times

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strange ferocity,
delighting in turbulence
shadowy figures
slips in and out of the cold
life in most intriguing times

Pat R

3/21/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt words are: Joy & Fury ( synonyms of)
I used Delight & Turbulence

 

 

 

Smoke & Veil

 

 

Lately, I have been feeling like I have been living in Animal Farm. I hate that damn book! I read it in my infancy. I was twelve, and it was my first year of High School. Yes, back then we started High School at 12 and finished at 17. I loved that book! That is, until my teacher busted my bubble. Class discussions opened my eyes to the fact that this book was about humans behaving very badly. To this day I remember the quote I asked the most questions about in class. “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others”. I hate that damn book!

 

smoke unfurls-
a veil of antics
hides fire

Pat R

6/15/17

For

Colleen Chesebro Weekly Photo challenge

 

Peace & Spirit

Photo – That’s the moon!  Taken 2 days ago off the pier the moon was rising as the sun was setting. Awesome!

an uneasy peace
small glimpse of spirit of hope
hanging by a thread
frayed nerves huddle in witness,
interesting times are afoot

Tanka Tuesday

Pat R
12/13/16

Trick II

the masked is unmasked
by cantankerous tricksters
nasty ranglings

Pat R

10/31/16

For Haiku Horizons

This political season there has been a lot of flinging in the dirt and just plain flinging dirt. Now everyone is in the dirt. Roaming hands and Weiners, weiners in hand! Yep! We’re headed into the final bout…Who shall it be!!
Who. Shall. It. Be!