Thursday, August 11, 2022

MID-AUGUST POEMS FROM PAT

 

                                         Hello again. Seems I can't manage to be regular at blogging.

Here are some poems for mid-August from several of my monthly booklets I mail to friends who've expressed an interest in them.

cool, crisp summer nights--

deer sniffing around coolers

in sight of campers 

--from "Connecting Our Houses," a year's flip calendar, '95

~ ~ ~ ~

hurricane's wake

more shells in the dune

than on the beach

-- from "It's August Already?" 2003

~ ~ ~ ~

the inland cousin

rubbing wet sand into

the jellyfish sting

--from "only sky and sand" 2005

~ ~ ~ ~


orange mushrooms 

in the mesh of grass fern

a dragonfly rests

--from "fishing in the clouds" 2010

~ ~ ~ ~

overnight

the lilac beautyberries

turn purple


--from "the lighter side of darkness" 2012
~ ~ ~ ~


mimicking me

the cat reaching out her paw

as I pass the bed

--from "along the walking trail" 2020

~ ~ ~ ~

on Mom's birthday

eating a nectarine

in her memory

--from "all of a sudden" 2021

~ ~ ~ ~

"Rain's coming"

the online forecast says

it's only raining leaves

--from "maple leaves sing" 2022


c 2022, PL dba lovepat press, Benton AR USA

Saturday, June 25, 2022

It's already late June?? Poems

 

tree trunk encroaching

on grave marker

T - A - Y - L -

~ ~ ~ ~

thunderstorm

unleashing a 2-inch rain

--he surfs the street

~ ~ ~ ~

old stuccoed buildings

the color of summer melons

         the rusty gate~ ~ ~ ~


following to see

why the cat creeps to the door

--the neighborhood tom

~ ~ ~ ~

slower and slower

up Martindale Hill

a crow in the pine

~ ~ ~ ~

picking up the pace

airplane & thunder above

the walking trail

~ ~ ~ ~


c 2022, PL dba lovepat press, Benton AR USA

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

POEMS FOR MID-MAY

 

   

Haiku                                           Eric's hanging baskets, Hot Springs

pink and white petals                      

under the young tulip tree

steady rainfall

~ ~ ~ ~

                            look very closely:

                            in red-topped photinia

                            the cardinal's nest

                            ~ ~ ~ ~

                                                            on the trail again

                                                            just to smell the privet

                                                            and honeysuckle

                                                            ~ ~ ~ ~

behind hollyhocks

the hard-edged, less poppy tune

of early Beatles

~ ~ ~ ~

gift from his dentist

child plants the gladiolus

under the moss

~ ~ ~ ~

                                           fight wild onions

                                           by eating them . . . unless

                                          they've been sprayed

                                          ~ ~ ~ ~

                                                              "What's on your list, Mom? . . ."

                                                                "Peace, love and understanding."

                                                                ". . . from the dollar store."

                                                                ~ ~ ~ ~

the prom knight

and his lady

dressed in chain mail

~ ~ ~ ~

Billy the kid, a while back. He's now 32.



c 2022, PL dba lovepat press, Benton AR USA

Monday, March 7, 2022

March observations: poems


 photo - Carolyn Hoggard
EAGER

Humming
"June is bustin'
out all over" while I
rake leaves, scissor brown from iris,
clip hedge.
~ ~ ~[3.4.'22]

PERHAPS IN APRIL?
March 4--
too windy for
tender begonias. I 
return them inside till the wind
abates.
~ ~ ~ 
TWO PICTURES

Yellow

and pink blossoms

beyond the bird feeder.

Inside, a bouquet: yellow, pink;

March wind.
~ ~ ~ ~

HAIKU
walking the old trail
to hear the sounds of spring
--the maples budding
~ ~ ~ (2000; publ. 37 Cents, e-zine, 2007)


HAIKU

still on the young oak
brown leaves rattle in the wind
nearby, jonquils

c, 2022, PL dba lovepat press, Benton AR USA

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Early-February poems



 


 Snow and ice hit us last week



2.3.'22 

Only

birds moving this

morning. A solid sleet

sheet that looks more like snow holds their

feet up.

~ ~ ~ ~

2.3.'22 

Oh, good!

A pair of doves

discovered the birdseed

thrown out on top of the sleet. More

birds come.

~ ~ ~ ~

2.3. '22

Biscuits!

I should make some.

Then I find a pre-mixed

box. Today, with sleet and snow, I

bake them.

~ ~  ~


2.4.'22

Juvies

have a playhouse

under the abelia:

up and down, in and out, white ice

aground.

~ ~ ~ ~

2.6. '22

"Squirrel food,"

the crossword clue 

says. "Nuts." Yet here I sit

breakfasting on syruped-biscuits

and nuts!

~ ~ ~ ~

2.6. '22

S l o w l y

but surely, ice

and snow disappear as

the sun warms the atmosphere. (Not

sorry.)

~ ~ ~ ~


c 2022, PL dba lovepat press, Benton AR USA

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Poems from Quilled Quintains anthology, Merry Bombadils, MSPS branch poets


 TANKA

89-year-old house

getting its first fire

extinguisher

   now, what will extinguish

   rodents in the basement?

~ ~ ~ ~

TANKA

huge poinsettia--

granddaughter's Christmas gift

before Thanksgiving

   no matter that her dad bought

   and delivered it to me

~ ~ ~ ~


A NEW DAY

(Tripod)

Perfectly

clear blue sky except for

a silverfish-sized, rumbling airplane

early in summer's

cool morning.

~ ~ ~ ~

FIRST, I SMELLED IT

(Tripod)

Now, I hear

the rain on the far porch

that's uncovered. And the roadway sings

as vehicles zing by.

Yes, it's rain!

~ ~ ~ ~



 OR EAT FROM THE RIND

(Cinquain)

Using

a grapefruit spoon

on a small discount fruit,

but easier to cut in small

pieces.

~ ~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~ ~

c 2022, PL dba lovepat press, Benton AR USA


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Winter solstice poems

winter solstice

inside, quince blooms, berried

euonymus, moon vine

~ ~ ~ ~  

winter solstice

oak leaves covering

daffodil shoots

~ ~ ~ ~

the fall edition

arriving on the first day

of winter

~ ~ ~ ~

winter solstice walk

the impressionist landscape

without my glasses

 ~ ~ ~ ~

winter solstice

the last piece of pear cake

from Thanksgiving

~ ~ ~ ~

a blackbird

on the top-most branch

--winter solstice


c 2021 PL dba lovepat press, Benton AR USA