Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Jude Itakali

Padre picked an interesting photo for us all to work with this week for our #PhotoPrompt challenge. He sent this image to me a few weeks ago so he had no idea what would be happening in the world at the time. Many of you wrote poetry that reflected your feelings about the crazy times …

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The Fear of Running Out of Wine (TFOROOW), #Senryu

I’ve been busy with my house painting and thought it was time I checked in with everyone. We’re about half-way through our painting endeavor. We’re pretty exhausted at this point. The good thing is that we’ve kept our ourselves busy while playing 60s, 70s, and 80s hits on Pandora Radio to make our work go …

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 169 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt Padre, from Padre’s Ramblings, provided the photo for this month’s challenge. What does this photo say to you? Write some syllabic poetry and tell me what you think. Make sure to give Padre credit for the use of his photo. …

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Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #SynonymsOnly: Comfort & Worn: Traci Kenworth

It’s been a busy week! I’m still working away on my newest book, “Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry.” What I thought would be a quick book has turned into much more. That’s great because we will all benefit from my research. My husband and I also decided that …

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REBlog | Haibun: This Excruciating Wait | DJ Ranch

Throwing my phone down in frustration, I mutter under my breathe – ENOUGH! I’ve been glued to the stupid thing all day…constantly searching for new information – new stories, new stats, anything I can find to read about this virus. I’ve officially morphed into a news junkie and hardly recognize myself.  What am I looking …

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “End of Day, Book Two in the Hode’s Hill Series” BY AUTHOR, Mae Clair, @MaeClair1

Featuring Your Mid-Week Read! About this Book: Generations of Jillian Cley’s family have been tasked with a strange duty—tending the burial plot of Gabriel Vane, whose body was the first to be interred in the Hode’s Hill cemetery. Jillian faithfully continues the long-standing tradition—until one October night, Vane’s body is stolen from its resting place. …

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Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 168 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, I’m looking for Haibun (Prose & Haiku) and Tanka Prose (Prose and Tanka) to use as examples in my book. I’m also going through your blogs and leaving you messages of poetry that I’d like to share in the book. As always, you retain all rights to your work …

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March’s Full Moon

March’s full moon is commonly called the Full Worm Moon. March’s full moon is commonly called the Full Worm Moon. This is because of the earthworms that wriggle out of the ground as the earth begins to thaw in March. Here’s a little known fact about March’s full moon: it was called the Worm Moon …

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SEEDPODS (Part 1): February 2020 | Shared from the e-newsletter of the United Haiku and Tanka Society

In an effort to bring you poetry that has won in competitions, I’ve copied the SeedPods newsletter with the winners of the 2019 Samurai Haibun Contest from the UHTS. A Haibun is Prose finished with a Haiku or Senryu. Please take note of the judge’s comments after the poems. ~Colleen~ In this edition: 2019 Samurai …

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Seeking Serenity, #Gogyohka or #Modern #Tanka

Whew! What a busy week it’s been. I’ve struggled to find time to work on my new poetry book amid a series of events which interfered in my time, every day. Between a four-hour power outage in my neighborhood, and the daily mess and noise from a new-build next door, I’m struggling for time to …

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