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

 

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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

Riches of Color

a majestic stance
though tossed by some wicked winds –
a wilting tulip

in this short stint above ground
life with riches of color

Pat R

5/17/18

For Colleens Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

The prompt words are Dignity & Success
Use of synonyms only

Dignity : Majesty

Success: Riches

&

dVerse Poets Poetics where the prompt is Noodling. My word choice is :Life

 

Tanka -Intriguing Times

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strange ferocity,
delighting in turbulence
shadowy figures
slips in and out of the cold
life in most intriguing times

Pat R

3/21/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt words are: Joy & Fury ( synonyms of)
I used Delight & Turbulence

 

 

 

Survivor

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perky tulip ears

poking through the soil intact

now fully restored

survives squirrel’s brutal gnaws

brand new life makes it to spring

Pat R

3/09/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where the prompt words were Renew & Fresh ( synonyms only). I used Restore & New.

 

 

Renewal

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a sliver of spring
poking through prickly winter-
nature remains dormant
but I feel the energy
thoughts of renewal warms me

Pat R

2/15/18

Colleen’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Character & Affection (using synonyms)

Character: nature

Affection: warmth

 

The Willow

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leaves of the willow
their fortune tied to the wind –
naked strands dangle

without much opposition
like us, a matter of fate

Pat R

2/06/18

For Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt is :Destiny & Challenge
(Synonyns fortune & opposition)