Crippling Gray

lay me down to heal

till this crippling gray stills –

a regard for spring

sparks first tweet from window sills

no more will this sting endure

Pat R

11/12/20

Ronovan Writes where the prompt words are “First & Heal”

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For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens where the prompt is synonyms to Imagine & Regard. I used Spark & Regard.

Power

end of season storm

sail boat tossed onto highway

nature’s at the helm –

the illusion of power

a human fraility

Pat R

11/30/20

Over at Colleens the theme prompt this month is “Illusion of Power”. To participate or read, go here

Tanka Tuesday

Prickly.. coneflower from my garden

tainted rhetoric

tripping past loose lips as ploy

spawning disquiet –

the rabbit hole needs some light

how will this story be told?

Pat R

10/24/20

Synonyms Only challenge using the words “MOVE & MAKE” provided by David Ellis

I used Ploy & Spawn

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday To participate or to read entries go here.

This Storm

raindrops on tin roof

is my calm within a storm

a soothing rhythm

ceases to calm in this storm –

wayward, unsettling times

Pat R

10/01/20

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the Specific Form for this week is the Tanka. To participate or to read other entries go here.

A Russle

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(Took this photo in the park, a tree sanctuary. I often wonder how this shape came to be)

 

 

a quiet russle

grows to excited chatter

a swift breeze moves through

as I near the shaded grove

I pause at the sound of change

Pat R

7/29/20

 

 

Over at Colleen’s it’s theme week. This is the quote we are using for inspiration, provided by Sue Vincent. To read more or to participate go here.

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

 

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

 

Change – A Tanka

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on the face of it

change sneaks around the corner

taking hold like vines

surging for the summer sun –

securing it’s space in time

Pat R

6/22/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Change & Face

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day

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For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge where the prompt is “Summer”

Meadow

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photo by Pat R

a moth’s aflutter
zig zags, a cantankerous
mocking bird in tow
as they head to the meadow
gap closes, this will not end well

Pat R

6/15/20

For Frank Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge..poet’s choice. I used “Meadow”

 

A Sliver of Light

unlikely voices sharing
balls up off the floor, somewhat
are we on the verge
of getting the emperor clothed!
a sliver of light

Pat R

7/15/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Share & Voice

 

Time

mvimg_20190430_1115413842404645803924220This not so new thing on everyone’s lips have led to unrest. The killing of George Floyd led to a diverse sunami of humanity taking to the streets. It looks and feels like a cohesive quilt. It feels like change.

not again –
this awakening
rests firmly
in the hands of time, will this last
or shatter like fragile glass

Pat R

6/08/20

A Tanka haibun for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge where the prompt is “Break & Glass”

To see other entries or to participate go here.