New Dawn

she scribbles memories
as they emerge from the fog
dwindling recall
evident in speech pattern
in twilight, hopes for new dawn

Pat R

3/03/19

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where the prompt are synonyms of “Origin & Write” I used Dawn & Scribble

 

Love Story- Tanka

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no explaning this
deliberate attraction –
am still being pursued

through the autumn of our years,
precious gift, ardor unmatched

Pat R

2/12/19

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is synonyms of the words Meaning & Passion I used Explanation & Fervor.

 

 

A Knowing

the blush of autumn
now long gone, a quiet grace
takes its turn in time –
through creaky bones, a knowing –
like spring vines set to run wild

Pat R

12/04/18

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen Weekly Tanka Tuesday

Lightness

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on this balmy night
a sliver of a moon dart
in, out of clouds –
absorbed in their play, lightness
takes hold – I’m myself again

Pat R

11/13/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challange where the challenge is using synonyms of the words “Pleasant & Read. I used Balmy & Absorbed in

Thick Skull

Mother Bea sits in her wooden rocking chair on the rickety varandah. She is placed there every morning. She does not walk. She must be over 80 years old. Even her kids were old. When you are little, everybody is old! I watch her as she watches the daily interactions of the children in the yard. She would make one word prouncements on the goings-on.
Cry baby. Smart. Determined. Thick skull. I often wondered how she arrived at these critiques from such a distance. And more often, just who she was talking about!

at times it’s futile
figuring out which spirit
whisper the loudest
in their attempts to guide me –
probably pointless, thick skull!

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday
Where the prompt is synonyms for :
Ghost & Hollow

I used : Spirit & Futile

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Anew – Tanka

a single red leaf
in a tumble lands at my
feet – as autumn nears
time to regroup, aim for truths,
clear cobwebs, and start anew

Pat R

9/26/18

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is synonyms for Fall & Try I used

Fall – Tumble
Try -Aim

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