Tanka – Bells & Past

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tiny bells jingle
with each ornament placement –
children’s eyes widen

santa must be near, grandpa
hides a smile, old hijinks on

Pat R

12/13/17

Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge: Prompt words Bells & Past – synonyms, sortaūüėé

For OLN over at dVerse Poets Pub

 

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THANKS & FAMILY

thanks for family
the ultimate belonging
till we are no more

&

being grateful for kin
the ultimate belonging
till we are no more

Pat R

11/25/17

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: Family & Thanks ( using synonyms)

 

Tan Renga

The 2nd stanza given to create second Tan Renga:-

My attempt

flock of geese
a late departure –
boisterous © Pat R.

soft winter breeze cherishes
the last colorful leaves

© Chèvrefeuille

11/20/17

From our host:-

deep silence
the shrill of cicadas
seeps into rocks

¬© Matsuo BashŇć (1644-1694)

soft winter breeze cherishes
the last colorful leaves

© Chèvrefeuille

For Carpe Diem Haiku

& For Thotpurge Micropoetry Month

 

 

 

Autumn Quatrain

The challenge today is to write a quatrain.
The beauty of the quatrain (4 lines with an AABA rhyme)
I’ve never written one before. But here goes:

Across the yard wind blown leaves frolic
As I revel in this autumn classic
They pick up speed going the other way
Swell of the russle adds art to graphics

Pat R

 

11/19/17

For

Thotpurge Micropoetry Month

 

Remembrance Cherita

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And so it was

This stern unrelenting soul
That did things his way

Blowing in the wind
Free at last
Ashes to ashes

Pat R

11/15/17

For Thotpurge Micropoetry Month

&

For Carpe Diem Haiku where the challenge is to write a poem (usually not a cherita) inspired by verse below. For further reading on that prompt go here.

 

Then to this earthen Bowl did I adjourn
My Lip the secret Well of Life to learn:
And Lip to Lip it murmured – “While you live
Drink ! – for once dead you never shall return.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)