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.

The Brook

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melodious brook

liven up winter air, moss

still hangs at its edge

 

Pat

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Moss and Brook 

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #287 Brook&Moss

and 

Colleens Tanka Tuesday poets choice

Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 159, #Poet'sChoice

 

Soul Soothing

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the view up the creek
offers a beauty that dwells
in this bend of the creek
rhythm in the mountain air
unwavering – soul soothing

Pat R

12/13/19

For Tanka Tuesdays over at Colleen’s where the prompt words ard synonyms ot the words Give & Shake. I used “Offer & Waver”

Stop by and part take:) All are welcome:)

Tanka Tuesday

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a mid morning breeze

leaves in a carefree tumble

flutter, dip, and swoon

with lilt of a butterfly,

grace bestowed, free to the end

Pat R

9/26/19

This is for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is synonyms of the words Fall & Give.. I’ve use Dip & Bestow

 

 

Tanka Tuesday – Compromise

Photo credit: Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay

below the surface
hidden in these reflections,
lives of compromise
where ocean water meets fresh –
overcoming, adapting

Pat R

9/17/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where this weeks prompt is this photo.

Imaginings – Tanka Tuesday

Photo credit: image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

 

a restful place

this message in a bottle

awaiting its fate

next, a not so quiet end

imagination sets pace

Pat R

8/23/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the picture is the prompt

 

 

Sidewalk Brawl

between two sparrows
a tumbling-mid-air-to-ground
brawl, a ruckus ploy

depleted, one pulls way back-
entranced, horn rouse me from wonder

Pat R

6/25/19

plan…ploy

spend…deplete

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s the prompt words are synonyms for Plan & Spend. I used Ploy & Deplete. See other entries here.