Playful

under this bright afternoon sun

spring no longer slumbers

birds mass near blooms, they sound undone

playful, loud no hummers!

Pat

4/08/21

For Eugi’s prompt where the prompt word is “playful”. To participate or to just read go here

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For Flower of the Day over at Cee’s Blog. To see other entries and to participate go here

Change

first chirps of twilight

as day lingers into night –

spring rounds the corner

Pat

3/22/21

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Chirp and twilight

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 350 CHIRP and Twilight

Cherish

I prefer keeping in mind even the possibility that existence has its own reason for being.

Even for those immeasurably flawed.

I know enough of the world to recognize I know nothing about why I am.

The inkling that flits through my consciousness from time to time says that cherishing the next breath, is the only moment of any consequence.

Worldly goods are just that..worldly.

They will still be such way after my time has come, and the worms are having their way with me.

Or, if I were bold enough, long after I’ve been scattered to the wind.

Pat

3/17/21

For dVerse Poets Pub where Merril is hosting and the prompt is to include the lines below in a piece of prose.

“I prefer keeping in mind even the possibility that existence has its own reason for being.”
— Wisława Szymborska, “Possibilities”

For further reading of other entries it to participate go here

Prosery: Possibilities

Sunflower – Tanka Tuesday

Sunflowers Backside🙂

big bold sunflowers

ambitiously cheerful blooms

dulls chill of winter

fuels my dreams of summer

even the buzz of their bees

Pat
3/11/21

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens where the prompt words are synonyms for Eager & Hope

Eager : I used Cheerful

Hope : I used Ambition

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 216 #SYNONYMSONLY

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For Cees Flower Of The Day

Hope

On my walk this morning through the neighborhood I came upon this scene. Nestled in the barely there grass, near to the concrete edge of the sidewalk was this hint of purple. Wow! Why are you all alone? I wondered out loud. Yes, I was talking to the flower. I could just imagine what the homeowner was thinking had they witnessed this scene. Fool headed.. they might say.

standing alone
with hope for spring
a crocus flower

Pat
3/10/21

For Ronovan Writes where the prompt words are Fool & Head. And for Cees Flower of The Day challenge. Stop by for more entries here

Time

My mom is at home on hospice care.  Her independence has been dealt a blow. Dementia reared its ugly head but, she forges on. At times she drifts.

in talks with long gone kin

peers across dimension

without much intension

a slip in time..

Pat

2/22/21

For dVerse Poets Pub where it is quadrille night. Our host asks us to write a 44 word poem with the use of the word “go”. I used “gone”.

To read or join in go here https://dversepoets.com/2021/02/22/goinggoinggone-poeming/

Fringes

left on the fringes

by the ebb and flow of life –

how will these dreams fare

Pat R

11/16/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is “ebb & flow”.

To see other entries go here

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For Flower of The Day FOTD

To see other entries go here

Crippling Gray

lay me down to heal

till this crippling gray stills –

a regard for spring

sparks first tweet from window sills

no more will this sting endure

Pat R

11/12/20

Ronovan Writes where the prompt words are “First & Heal”

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For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens where the prompt is synonyms to Imagine & Regard. I used Spark & Regard.