A Russle

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(Took this photo in the park, a tree sanctuary. I often wonder how this shape came to be)

 

 

a quiet russle

grows to excited chatter

a swift breeze moves through

as I near the shaded grove

I pause at the sound of change

Pat R

7/29/20

 

 

Over at Colleen’s it’s theme week. This is the quote we are using for inspiration, provided by Sue Vincent. To read more or to participate go here.

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

 

Jinx – A Tanka

under clear skies, on
this enchanted full moon night,
thoughts of a jinx fade
but as apprehensions ease
there was still that little voice

 

Pat R

7/18/20

Blessed..Divine

Hex..Enchant

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the challenge is to use the synonyms of Blessed & Hex in a poem. To see other entries or to participate go here

 

Change – A Tanka

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on the face of it

change sneaks around the corner

taking hold like vines

surging for the summer sun –

securing it’s space in time

Pat R

6/22/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Change & Face

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day

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For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge where the prompt is “Summer”

Meadow

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photo by Pat R

a moth’s aflutter
zig zags, a cantankerous
mocking bird in tow
as they head to the meadow
gap closes, this will not end well

Pat R

6/15/20

For Frank Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge..poet’s choice. I used “Meadow”

 

A Sliver of Light

unlikely voices sharing
balls up off the floor, somewhat
are we on the verge
of getting the emperor clothed!
a sliver of light

Pat R

7/15/20

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Share & Voice

 

Time

mvimg_20190430_1115413842404645803924220This not so new thing on everyone’s lips have led to unrest. The killing of George Floyd led to a diverse sunami of humanity taking to the streets. It looks and feels like a cohesive quilt. It feels like change.

not again –
this awakening
rests firmly
in the hands of time, will this last
or shatter like fragile glass

Pat R

6/08/20

A Tanka haibun for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge where the prompt is “Break & Glass”

To see other entries or to participate go here.

 

A Tanka

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a fragrant noon breeze

the heady scent of lilacs –
a perfect spring day
then in this cherished moment
the buzz of a bumble bee

Pat R

5/22/20

For Eugi’s weekly challenge where thd prompt is “Cherish”. To see other entries or to participate go here.

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For Frank’s weekly haikai challenge where the prompt is “Fragrant Breeze”.. To see other entries or to join in go here.

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dVerse Poets where the challenge is 5 line Japanese Poetry. To explore go here. Frank is hosting.

 

 

 

 

Night Sky

wp-1585095989707.jpgfrom a fitful dream
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”

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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