Challenges

nearly scampering

across my feet, a squirrel

in flight from a cat

living – even in the wild

never without challenges

Pat R
5/11/21

For Tanka Tuesday where the prompt words over at Colleens are synonyms for Life & Move

life…living

move… fly (flight)

I used Living & Flight.. I know, “flight might be reaching a little🙂

To read or participate go here

Calla Lily!!

calla lily

flaunts a frilly edge

born of spring

Pat

4/11/21

A restful Sunday to all!

To be honest, I took this photo at Lowes the other week. And of course I bought one! 🙂 ONE! I was good

Linked to Cees Flower of The Day…to see others go here

Also linking to Colleens Tanka Tuesday. To see others go here

Time – Senryu

she clings to the edge

of the circle of this life –

biding her time

Pat

3/31/21

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens where the prompt is – “a haiku or senryu on anything you like”. To join in or just read, go here.

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

&

For Cees Flower Of The Day

Melting Snow

from solid ice spikes
the unbound drizzle from eaves –
splashy, melting snow

Pat

2/11/21

For Tanka Tuesday where the prompt words are Tight & Loose I used Solid & Unbound

To participate and read other posts go here.

Power

end of season storm

sail boat tossed onto highway

nature’s at the helm –

the illusion of power

a human fraility

Pat R

11/30/20

Over at Colleens the theme prompt this month is “Illusion of Power”. To participate or read, go here

Tanka Tuesday

Prickly.. coneflower from my garden

tainted rhetoric

tripping past loose lips as ploy

spawning disquiet –

the rabbit hole needs some light

how will this story be told?

Pat R

10/24/20

Synonyms Only challenge using the words “MOVE & MAKE” provided by David Ellis

I used Ploy & Spawn

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday To participate or to read entries go here.

This Storm

raindrops on tin roof

is my calm within a storm

a soothing rhythm

ceases to calm in this storm –

wayward, unsettling times

Pat R

10/01/20

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the Specific Form for this week is the Tanka. To participate or to read other entries go here.

A Beauty

Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann

lives close to the earth

an understated beauty

whimsical toadstool –

regal stance conjures tales of a realm

where all toadstools stand tall

Pat R

9/24/20

For Colleens Weekly Challenge Tanka Tuesday. This week a Ekphrastic poem with the above photo as the prompt. To read or join in go here.