Perspective

Getrudes-Nose.jpg© 2020 Frank J. Tassone

 

Time to escape to where nature’s rocky promenade meets blue sky. To be lost in panoramic views, while eavesdropping on the sounds of nature quiets my mind. Here’s to cleansing breaths and new perspectives.

graceful sway

to the wind’s rhythm,

wildflowers

Pat R

6/30/20

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s our focus is specific form – a haibun with a photo from Frank J. Tassone for inspiration. To check further entries, to participate or to read more on the different types of haibun go here.

 

Theme Prompt – A Gogyohka

wp-1592949888321.jpgas captive of time and nature

eyes nudged open

to this new dawn in the strife of life –

as we move through time,

I breathe – you breathe

Pat R

6/23/20

A Gogyohka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday. A theme prompt in the words of Longfellow:-

“…In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!…”
OR
“…Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time…”
From his poem

A Psalm of Life

Here is a link to the full poem.

Night Sky

wp-1585095989707.jpgfrom a fitful dream
I wake staring at night sky
on this sleepless night

in the cool darkness, a peace
a setting free of worries

Pat R

3/24/2020

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where the theme is “Night Sky”

 

Chaos – A Gogyohka

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(This photo is the prompt)

chaos came to pass
funky monkey business strive
that’s how we got here! –

a mass reversal needed
I’m going to need more wine!!

 

 

Version #2

chaos came to pass

after nimble fingers tipped the scale –

that’s how we got here!

we are now in need of a mass reversal

I’m going to need more wine!!

Pat R

3/18/20

For Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is the above photo. To view more entries go here

 

Solace – Tanka Tuesday

wp-15842113703484658738355506910500.jpggazing at the moon

in the cool of this spring night-

moment of solace,

lower edge looks nibbled on,

a bit tattered, much like me

 

Pat R

3/14/20

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday at her Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt words are Comfort & Worn and we are using synonyms. I used Solace & Tattered

 

 

 

Love & Harmony

at the ocean’s edge..
eavesdropping on harmony
of wind and waves – I’m
tucked into their rhythm, that
hypnotic sway sounds like love

Revision:-

at the ocean’s edge
wind and waves move in concert –
as we greet the day
I’m tucked in their rhythm, that
hypnotic sway, such passion

Pat R

2/12/20

For Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge over at Colleen’s using synonyms for Love & Harmony
I used “Passion & In Concert” for more responses check here

For some reason I forgot about the ‘synonyms’ part of the challenge.
So I rewrote it and decided to post them both.

Heather Blooms

It drizzled all day today. The sky is entrenched in that winter gray. I decided to go see what was going on in the garden. It was still asleep, mostly. With hints of green in the pots at the garden’s edge. Nothing is defined though, could all just be wild things as far as I could tell.

A seagul cries. I look skyward just in time to see it soar across the gray and see its partner answer, then follow it.

My eyes move to the bare branches of that small tree. It gets those fragrant white blooms that entice many birds in the spring. I think it starts out wiith berries. Its the water cooler of the back yard. I still don’t know what it is but it smells heavenly. It smells like spring.

among strewn decay
crisp tall grass and withered vines-
fragile heather blooms



Pat R

2/06/20

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, poet’s choice this week.

And for Open Link Night over at dVerse Poets Pub


Dawn – A Tanka

a hush starts the day
morning bids farewell to dawn –
here on the ocean

waves once bathe in twilight pay
homage to the rising sun

Pat R

1/14/20

Calm & Present

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where we’re to use synonyms for the words Calm & Present. I used Hush & Here.