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
To participate and for other entries go here.

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

To see other responses or to participate go here

The Noise

poking through the noise
an enchanting melody
soothing hectic mind

deep in each note, a life’s tale
playing from the soul, a gem

Pat R

7/12/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge : Synonyms of Bewitch & Treasure
are the prompt words.

I used Enchant & Gem

 

Midsummer Rain

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on the varandah
skirting sprinkles from splashy
raindrops – midsummer

rain dances on my tin roof
in the rhythm of childhood

Pat R

6/26/18

For Frank Tassone Challenge: Midsummer Rain