Exploring

exploring begins

for this springtime butterfly,

barely there blooms hide-

just a lone dandelion,

no mislaying this spring lure

Pat

4/18/21

For Colleens Tanka Tuesday where the prompt words are Search & Loss We are to use synonyms. I chose Explore & Mislaying

Mislaying… I don’t think I’ve heard that word since I was learning to write compositions ( essays). To see other entries go here

And for Cees Flower of The Day Challenge

Cees Flower of the Day

Moonlight Jig

a crisp wind talking –

silhouettes of bare branches

caught in moonlight jig

ending in soft gentle sway-

the art of coming to terms

Pat

3/16/21

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Crisp & Soft. To see more entries or to participate go here

Sunflower – Tanka Tuesday

Sunflowers Backside🙂

big bold sunflowers

ambitiously cheerful blooms

dulls chill of winter

fuels my dreams of summer

even the buzz of their bees

Pat
3/11/21

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens where the prompt words are synonyms for Eager & Hope

Eager : I used Cheerful

Hope : I used Ambition

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 216 #SYNONYMSONLY

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For Cees Flower Of The Day

Tanka Tuesday

noon day sun struggles
to fuse through stark autumn gray
a stillness clings fast –

massing onto bare branches
the silhouettes of black birds

Pat R
12/09/20

The prompt words are Drift & Mingle.. I used the synonyms Mass & Fuse

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 206 #SynonymsOnly

Also linked to dVerse Poets Pub where it is Open Link Night (OLN)

view entries here

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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.