Tanka – Bells & Past

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tiny bells jingle
with each ornament placement –
children’s eyes widen

santa must be near, grandpa
hides a smile, old hijinks on

Pat R

12/13/17

Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge: Prompt words Bells & Past – synonyms, sorta😎

For OLN over at dVerse Poets Pub

 

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Colorless Sky

 

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a colorless sky –
lots of crows on bare branches
replace autumn leaves

what attributes did they bring
maybe the winter will tell

Pat R

11/20/17

For Thotpurge Micropoetty Month

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

 

 

Butterfly

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The things we do on our own as kids, is at times amazing. And sometimes, if we’re lucky, it stays with us.

I don’t even remember how old I was. But I remember the lesson in school had been about caterpillars turning to butterflies. There had always been caterpillars on the bush behind our house. So, I set out to observe this up close. I caught a caterpillar off a leaf. I started by putting it in a cardboard box. But I couldn’t see anything because he kept hiding under the leaves I’d put in with him. Then, I moved it to a jar with holes in the lid that I’d put in with a nail. Afterall, a caterpillar had to breathe.

I was the first one up at twilight to see what was going on in that jar. I watched it change from a caterpillar, to a chrysalis, to a butterfly.
Then It was time to set it free. Watching that butterfly fly away made me feel like a proud parent. The odd thing was, I felt no sadness seeing it go. Just a sense of wonder every time. What it must feel like to have wings to fly…

a transformation
then a butterfly emerge
humble beginnings

to most delicate beauty
I watch my next life unfold

Pat R

11/23/17

For dVerse Poets Pub
Where Kim of Writing in North Norfolk is hosting Poetics. To read more on the prompt go here. I went a little sideways on the prompt though☺☺

&

Thotpurge Micropoetry Month

 

 

Autumn Tanka

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the yard and garden
laden with crunchy brown leaves
autumn settles in

my tree skipped color changes
but resistance is over

in the dark of night
a fierce autumn wind blew through
the yard is wind swept

lessening the musical
crunch of leaves on morning walks

Pat R

 

11/17/17

A pair of Tankas

For

Thotpurge Micro Poetry Month

&

Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub

 

Inevitable Journey

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deep into autumn
color of the fallen leaves fade
gone are illusions
inevitable journey
a path we all have to take

Pat R

11/07/17

Micropoetry Month Day 7
Over at Thotpurge. with Rajani. Today we write a tanka. Pop over for a read, and join in..here

Daily Haiku Challenge

 

Jazz

cauldron of rhythms
bass, drums, wailing tenor sax –
jazz cacophony
summer night under the stars
soulful rhythms fill the air

Pat R

10/23/17

WP Daily Prompt : Cacophony