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SoCS–Arizona Snow-Lanterne

Our Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt is “present.”  I was in the mood to try some Lanterne poetry, which is shaped in the form of a Japanese lantern or Christmas tree.  I did not follow the syllable rule, instead I used the number of words: 5 lines; 1, 2, 3, 4, 1.

Here is a photo of our Arizona backyard a few years ago (now you know why we moved back to Florida:

AZ snow Lanterne

Thanks for visiting me in Pensacola, Florida where it is going to be 77 degrees this afternoon.  I will see you all again!

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. Well Colleen, thanks to you I learned something new about the world, I had no idea that it snowed in Arizona – I always thought it was desert! Great job with the poem hun, the shape really suits the photo. 🙂

  2. Very nice lantern poem. Great idea!

  3. I had never heard of Lanterne poetry but indeed the combination of shape and words works out well. The picture looks beautiful and very seasonal although I completely understand you thoughts on moving to a much warmer area (we don’t get snow here very often but it makes life complicated, pretty as it might be). Happy Sunday!

  4. Pretty picture and nice poem. 🙂 Enjoy your 77 degrees!

  5. Your old garden did look beautiful though.

  6. Wow! This may sound odd, but I had no idea it snows like that in Arizona! I do see why you moved…I sometimes think about doing that too. Not a fan of snow and ice. Plus I sometimes fantasize about the extra space I’d have if I didn’t have to store winter blankets, flannel sheets, warm clothing and pajamas, jackets…you get the idea! 🙂

  7. I like how you have taken the same meaning of ‘present’ as I did. Lovely photo too.

  8. What part of Arizona?😊

  9. Beautiful! I love poems on photos 🙂

  10. Loved this! <3 Thank you so much for sharing it with us for SoCS!

  11. Very clever : love the photo and snow.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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