Sidewalk Brawl

between two sparrows
a tumbling-mid-air-to-ground
brawl, a ruckus ploy

depleted, one pulls way back-
entranced, horn rouse me from wonder

Pat R

6/25/19

plan…ploy

spend…deplete

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s the prompt words are synonyms for Plan & Spend. I used Ploy & Deplete. See other entries here.

Unswayed – A Tanka

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behind those brown eyes
a sense of knowing – unswayed
by life’s indignities
she holds fast, mind still her own –
matter of independence

Pat R

6/20/19

For Tanka Tuesday at Colleen’s in using synonyms for Influence & perception
I chose sway & sense.

New Birth – Tanka Tuesday

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norms devoured, I’m
riveted by the mayhem –
tales taller than most

delivered with conviction,
bringing darkness a new birth

Pat R

6/13/19

We’re using synonyms over at Colleens for Tanka Tuesday..given words are Beginning & Consume. I used Birth & Devour.

 

 

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