Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “More Glimpses,” by Author, @HughRoberts05

WHAT are you Reading This Weekend? Title: More Glimpses Amazon Author Page: Hugh W. Roberts Formats: Kindle Genres: Short Stories, Single Author's Short Stories https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07PG4RH89&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_JNNfDbMEF7G1T In the Author's Words Do you believe in fairies at the bottom of the garden? Or know the real truth about what lurks inside every mobile phone? Would you steal items from a blind … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “More Glimpses,” by Author, @HughRoberts05

UHTS: SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of Cattails

SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of cattails Submissions for Fall/October issue open: 1st July (midnight) GMT and close: 15th August (midnight) GMT. Attention POETS: Please read the instructions below carefully so you know how and where to submit your poetry. ❤ *** Please make sure you submit your work to the correct editor. Mike Montreuil is the haibun editor … Continue reading UHTS: SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of Cattails

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 133 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: Plan & Spend HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 133 #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 132, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Many thanks to all the participants and thank you for stopping by to enjoy the poetry. … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 132, #SynonymsOnly

Re-Share: Punctuate to Impress with the Versatile Em dash! • Career Authors

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“Embrace Change,” A Haibun/Haiku

For my weekly syllabic poetry challenge, I'm sharing a true experience which happened just the other day. Welcome to the family, coyote. ❤ For the word, perception, I used the word, "approach." For the word, influence, I used the word, "change." Image by skeeze from Pixabay Beneath a sapphire sky, our Jeep cruised along the … Continue reading “Embrace Change,” A Haibun/Haiku

Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer everyone. May the sun shine brightly on all of you. ❤

The Sisters of the Fey

The Summer Solstice is one of my favorite times of the year. We leave Spring behind and leap into the sunny (and sometimes stormy) days of Summer. Also called Litha, this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight. Try and spend as much time as you can outdoors honoring the natural world around us.

With my move to Arizona, I waited to rededicate my altar on Litha. This year, I’m paying special attention to the land spirits and those that have found their way into my home. I also honor Kwan Yin, the goddess of compassion, and the Christian, Mary, who for me represents the mother goddess. I also honor the good neighbors (the fey) and welcome my connections to them.

Last weekend, I spent some time in my backyard, which is bare Arizona dirt! I thanked the land…

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How to Write a Haiku Poem

It's always good to go back to the basics and refresh our memories about the various syllabic poetry forms we use in our weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. Today, let's review how to write a Haiku. Here are a few links for you to read. Enjoy! ~Colleen~ *** Haiku is an ancient form of poetry … Continue reading How to Write a Haiku Poem

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 132 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: Influence & Perception HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 132 #SynonymsOnly

Punctuation in Poetry – Should we do it?

The most important thing you can learn about writing poetry is to add punctuation, especially if you are going to enter your poems into contests like I suggested in this post: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/06/16/the-united-haiku-tanka-society-uhts-poetry-contest-information/. Join UHTS HERE. We're all familiar with this example: Lets eat Grandma! OR: Let's eat, Grandma. When you read the above sentences, the … Continue reading Punctuation in Poetry – Should we do it?