Spring Sighting -Tanka Haibun

This winter has not been especially kind to my spirits. A heavy heart loomed, most times out of nowhere. It was hard to get ahold of, or figure out why. This fueled my quest for spring which took its time getting here.Today, I spotted my first cherry blossoms! A lone tree, stands among others that still stood tall, gawky and bare. This lifted my spirits.

 

first of the season
a cherry blossom sighting
as spring takes a hold
the blossoms ripple and sway
in spring breeze, lightens my mood

Pat R

4/02/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

NaPoWriMo Day 2

 

 

 

Spring Mingle – Tanka Haibun

It’s officially spring! Walks in the park are back on. At this point, there are hints of green poking through the wheat brown of winter. But, not a flower in sight.
The beauty of this time though is, there are still more birds than humans. And they’re reveling in the solitude.

a springtime pastime
sparrows frolic in the park –
cliques fly back and forth

in a giant spring mingle
rowdy teens too, just like us!

Pat R

4/1/19

Hobby..pastime & Play..frolic

For Colleens Tanka Tuesday

&

NaPoWriMo Day 1

 

 

Spring Skies

On my way up to the mountains two days ago, winter holds on still. Snow showers made for an eerie drive. This dampened my enthusiasm for a peek at spring’s arrival in the mountains. I doubted there would be any evidence, as it turns out I was right. The property was covered in snow encrusted with ice.

bare branches
now adorned with buds
lure of spring

creek gallups without reserve
spring melt, brazen song of spring

 

Pat R

3/24/19

New Dawn

she scribbles memories
as they emerge from the fog
dwindling recall
evident in speech pattern
in twilight, hopes for new dawn

Pat R

3/03/19

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where the prompt are synonyms of “Origin & Write” I used Dawn & Scribble

 

Love Story- Tanka

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no explaning this
deliberate attraction –
am still being pursued

through the autumn of our years,
precious gift, ardor unmatched

Pat R

2/12/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is synonyms of the words Meaning & Passion I used Explanation & Fervor.