Night Sky

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I wake staring at night sky
on this sleepless night

in the cool darkness, a peace
a setting free of worries

Pat R

3/24/2020

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where the theme is “Night Sky”

 

Spring Fling

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Photo: Taken in my garden today. I didn’t do it, I promise. And that’s a clay pot. Who knows what else is under there!

 

forging a path through
no shrinking from adversity
tulips in the midst
of a glorious spring fling
gone are thoughts of winter

Pat R

3/16/20

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For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are “Shrink & Think”

&

Frank Tassone’s Challenge where the prompt is “Spring-autumn Equinox”

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&

For Eugi’s blog where the prompt word is “Glorious”

 

PS: I don’t know if this is a

Gogyohka or Tanka. I’ll leave that up to you.

 

Solace – Tanka Tuesday

wp-15842113703484658738355506910500.jpggazing at the moon

in the cool of this spring night-

moment of solace,

lower edge looks nibbled on,

a bit tattered, much like me

 

Pat R

3/14/20

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday at her Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt words are Comfort & Worn and we are using synonyms. I used Solace & Tattered

 

 

 

Love & Harmony

at the ocean’s edge..
eavesdropping on harmony
of wind and waves – I’m
tucked into their rhythm, that
hypnotic sway sounds like love

Revision:-

at the ocean’s edge
wind and waves move in concert –
as we greet the day
I’m tucked in their rhythm, that
hypnotic sway, such passion

Pat R

2/12/20

For Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge over at Colleen’s using synonyms for Love & Harmony
I used “Passion & In Concert” for more responses check here

For some reason I forgot about the ‘synonyms’ part of the challenge.
So I rewrote it and decided to post them both.

Democracy

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on the march through time
a complicated history
dreams morph to nightmares –

these tangled footprints still lure
in dreams in faraway lands

Pat R

1/20/20

 For Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #289 Dream&March where the prompt words are “Dream & March”

&

For Eugenia’s Challenge where the prompt word is “Complicated”

&

For Frank Tassone’s Challenge where the prompt is “The Dream”

Great & Small

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It is the day before Thanksgiving and it seems everyone is out picking up last minute items. People are everywhere and the traffic is crazy as impatient horns blare.

I reach into my pocket and her list, hand written in pencil, is crumpled around my keys. I fish it out, smoothing it as I squint to read :-

Red peppers
Green peppers
Ginger
Onions
Scallions
Garlick
Greatnut ice cream
Bizzy

Bizzy, she makes tea from this. “Good for the knees”, she says while rubbing it. I still have trouble figuring out which of her home remedies are mostly old wives tales. That matters not, though. It’s what she gets from it. I suspect they have more to do with her refusing to just give up. Or, to leave her fate in the hands of another.

Arthritis is taking its toll. That right knee is markedly larger than the left. So it can’t be comfortable. And she has given up on doctors. “They’re not doing anything for me, they’re just rifling through my insurance”, she complains. And soldiers on.

At age 87, she is still a warrior!

sparrows in a ruckus
above the roar of traffic –
how’s this possible?
I pause – from atop street light
an unlikely burst of nature

Pat R
11/29/19

A Tanka haibun having to do with giving thanks for things great and small. For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s, also over at Frank Tassone’s Poetry Challenge where the prompt is Thanksgiving.