Lightness

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on this balmy night
a sliver of a moon dart
in, out of clouds –
absorbed in their play, lightness
takes hold – I’m myself again

Pat R

11/13/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challange where the challenge is using synonyms of the words “Pleasant & Read. I used Balmy & Absorbed in

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Thick Skull

Mother Bea sits in her wooden rocking chair on the rickety varandah. She is placed there every morning. She does not walk. She must be over 80 years old. Even her kids were old. When you are little, everybody is old! I watch her as she watches the daily interactions of the children in the yard. She would make one word prouncements on the goings-on.
Cry baby. Smart. Determined. Thick skull. I often wondered how she arrived at these critiques from such a distance. And more often, just who she was talking about!

at times it’s futile
figuring out which spirit
whisper the loudest
in their attempts to guide me –
probably pointless, thick skull!

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday
Where the prompt is synonyms for :
Ghost & Hollow

I used : Spirit & Futile

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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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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

Pheromone Fog

secret rendezvous
explores ‘the birds and the bees’
nectar drunk fumble
quenches desire
the pheromone fog humbles

Pat R

8/07/18

Congregate – rendezvous

Passion – Desire

For #Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms of Congregate & Passion
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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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