Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenges

#Colorado Dreams – A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of past & future. The best poetry has layers of meaning. Image credit: GeniusQuotes.net The meadow fairy hovered in the crisp air. Her wings beat the air in a slow rhythm - transparent, barely discernable… Continue reading #Colorado Dreams – A #Haibun

Book Reviews

Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Behind the Door,” by Author, P. C. Zick

Title: Behind the Door, Book 4 in the Behind the Love Series Amazon Author Page: P. C. Zick File Size: 2535 KB Print Length: 167 Pages Publisher: Self-published by the author Publication Date: May 16, 2017 Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B06XK79QZK ISBN-10: 1545593647 ISBN-13: 978-1545593646 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Women's Fiction, Literature, Military Fiction, Romance *I was given an advanced reader's copy of… Continue reading Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Behind the Door,” by Author, P. C. Zick

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 35 – PAST & FUTURE by Marjorie Mallon of Kyrosmagica

Marje shares her thoughts and experiences in the form of a Haibun to the Manchester, UK terror attack yesterday. I was deeply moved by her words and my love and prayers go out to the people affected by this tragedy. ❤

M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author

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I had a disturbed sleep last night waking up at 5am. I managed to get back to sleep and awoke again at 7am. I checked my twitter feed  and discovered the horrifying news about the terrorist attack in Manchester. I cried. I couldn’t cope with the sad news about another attack especially one which struck at our young people. This is cruel, beyond comprehension.  I contemplated the morning and realised how beautiful a day it was. A single bird remained atop a tree, not moving so I picked up my mobile phone and captured it. Seconds later it flew away. If only those young people could have flown away. If only that man hadn’t done what he did.

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How ironic. The sun shone, but how could this be? How are we to continue when such atrocities happen? I suppose the answer is we have no choice; we have to, or the terrorists will…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 35 – PAST & FUTURE

A new badge for spring THERE WILL BE NO POETRY CHALLENGE NEXT TUESDAY, MAY 30TH. I WILL BE ON VACATION IN THE MOUNTAINS OF UTAH WITH NO WIFI! The next challenge will be on Tuesday, June 6th. Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right… Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 35 – PAST & FUTURE

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Smorgasbord Poetry – Which Cake? by Robbie Cheadle

Robbie, from Robbie’s Inspiration, is so clever. Check out her poetry and her cakes! ❤

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Today Robbie Cheadle ponders the question about what cake to bake for her husband and his impending birthday. There is already so much baking going on in the Cheadle household that coming up with something special to surprise him is going to be a challenge.

Which cake?

My hubby’s birthday is coming
I must make him a cake,
It really hard to decide,
Which one I should bake.

Should it be chocolate
Decorated with cherries,
Or a meringue tower
With cream and wild berries.

A gingerbread house,
Covered in bright sweets,
A selection of pastries,
Filled with sweetmeats.

Something quite tart,
Like lemon and lime.
Or a baked cheesecake,
With tastes quite sublime.

Something quite simple,
Like scones, jam and cream.
Or a yummy treacle pudding,
Cooked in a basin, over steam.

So many delicious choices,
What would he like best?
I’ll conjure up a surprise,
And put it to…

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Book Reviews

Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “My Life at Sweetbrier: A Life Changed by Horses “ by Author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Title:  My Life at Sweetbrier: A Life Changed by Horses Author: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne File Size: 1264 KB Print Length:  142 Pages Publisher: Monday Creek Publishing Publication Date: May 12, 2017 Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B0711P67DM ISBN-10: 069287898X ISBN-13: 978-0692878989 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Children's literature, Autobiographical *I was given an advanced reader's copy of this book by the author for review purposes*… Continue reading Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “My Life at Sweetbrier: A Life Changed by Horses “ by Author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

The Heart Stone Chronicles, The Swamp Fairy

Couch Convos – Colleen Chesebro

I had the privilege of visiting Lisa today on her monthly feature: Couch Convos. I loved her questions. Please stop by and say hello. ❤

Lisa W. Tetting

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LWT: Welcome to Couch Convos! Let’s get started. How did you get the idea to write about the swamp fairy?

CC:Thanks, Lisa. I’m happy to be here with you. I love this big comfy couch. Now hang on, because I am going to tell you how I met a real life fairy!

While on a walk during a warm, foggy morning in November 2014, I had a close encounter of the fairy kind. At the time, we were living in Pensacola, Florida. I still remember the day, as if it has been carved into my memory; something I will never forget.

Road I took on my walk ©Colleen Chesebro used with permission

As I walked along the road, I heard a sound that instantly caught my attention. At first, I considered the possibility that the sound might be an injured bird rustling in the thick underbrush. I peered into the foliage and drew…

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“The Return” – A Haibun

New Badge! Made on Canva.com Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of power & allure. The best poetry has layers of meaning. Image credit: Pinterest – Quotes about Poetry I used 'beguiles' for allure, and I kept the word power. Remember,… Continue reading “The Return” – A Haibun