Anew – Tanka

a single red leaf
in a tumble lands at my
feet – as autumn nears
time to regroup, aim for truths,
clear cobwebs, and start anew

Pat R

9/26/18

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is synonyms for Fall & Try I used

Fall – Tumble
Try -Aim

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Hushed Reflection

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it’s autumn again –
as the verve of summer wanes
gulls claim beach with zeal

a measured change – sound of waves,
empty shores – hushed reflection

Par R

9/21/18

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt was synonyms of Vigor & Energy. I used

Vigor – verve

Energy – zeal

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For Open Link Night over at dVerse Poets Pub

Summer’s End

farewell to summer –
smattering of fireflies
target the garden

feels like last splash of color
truly lifting my spirits

Pat R

9/14/18

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is synonyms of Plan & Finish

Plan – target

Finish – last

Pieces

pieces of my life
on bits of paper mingle
with the coins
in my pocket – the poem
continues to elude me

 

Defy
synonym: elude

Change
synonym: coins

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where the prompt words are Change & Defy ( using synonyms)

Beliefs & Strange

a matter of faith –
came to trust subtle nudges,
though mystifying

this thing that guides me, at times
so hands on, captivating

Pat R

7/25/18

For Collen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where the prompt is synonymns of Beliefs & Strange.
I used Trust & Mystifying
Beliefs…Trust

Strange…Mystifying

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Fall of Night

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the fall of night
bestows upon me well earned
moments of quiet

garden awash in moonlight
fireflies waltz through tall grass

Pat R

6/26/18

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: synonyms for ‘give & receive’…Bestow & Earn

 

Blossom Drizzle

Photo taken at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

a spring fantasy
cherry blossom canopy –
in hands of nature

a lane with cherry blossom
drizzle – a good place

Pat R

5/09/18

Using synonyms for “Belong & Dream”

Belong: be in the hands

Dream: fantasy

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday