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

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.

Warnings

Here we are again face to face with the lack of action on climate change. Thick skulls, will this ever penetrate!

blood red skies

resolute warning –

wild fires

Pat R

9/11/20

A haiku for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt words are synonyms for Hint & Bold. I used Warning & Resolute.

To participate or just read go here

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 194 #SYNONYMSONLY

This Uproar

this uproar

refuses to be hemmed in

nothing is even

in its wake

fallen norms

Pat R

8/12/20

A Gogyohka for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt are synonyms for the words Circled & Squared

These were my choices:-

Circled – Hemmed in

Squared – Not even

Stop by and do some reading or participate here

 

Birthday – Haibun

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I was never really a particularly chatty person. I always had my nose in a book, and I could never abide foolishness much. I was more interested in capturing catapillars and watching them change. Looking back, It felt like even as a child I was an old soul.

This, coupled with parents who were always at each others throat didn’t leave much time for celebrations. Especially not of birthdays. I don’t remember ever having a birthday party when I was young. That was never a big thing at our house. There were more pressing needs.

I do remember it being a day of protest, or acting up on my part. Thinking on this day I was somehow immune. The problem was my mom didn’t much abide foolishness either. So usually with my acting up, I got the order to “go pick a switch”. Birthday or no birthday.

new butterfly soars
on the wings of summer wind –
the nature of change

Pat R
8/03/20

For dVerse Poets Pub where it is haibun monday and the prompt is “Birthday”.
Kim is hosting. Come do some reading or paticipate here.

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For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where it’s Poet’s choice this week. Stop by and do some reading or join in here.

Jinx – A Tanka

under clear skies, on
this enchanted full moon night,
thoughts of a jinx fade
but as apprehensions ease
there was still that little voice

 

Pat R

7/18/20

Blessed..Divine

Hex..Enchant

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the challenge is to use the synonyms of Blessed & Hex in a poem. To see other entries or to participate go here

 

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

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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