Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 146 #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: FALL & GIVE HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  Check the thesaurus for different meanings of these words. The word… Continue reading

5th Halloween-Poem Contest

I took part in this contest last year and had a blast. If you love Halloween as much as I do, jump in and write a poem! <3 Source: https://aurorajalexander.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/5th-halloween-poem-contest-jury-introduction-and-start-up/ Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 145, #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and any honorable mention poetry. 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. I had a terrible time picking only one or… Continue reading

“The Awakening,” Haibun/Nonet

This week for my poetry challenge Jane Dougherty (the Poet of the Week winner from last month’s photo prompt) selected the image below for poetic inspiration. This photo spoke to me of rebirth. I imagined the remnants of our civilization clinging to life after the mother goddess purged the land… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Broken Heart Attack,” by Author, James J. Cudney, @jamescudney4

Featuring your next weekend read! About “Broken Heart Attack” When an extra ticket becomes available to see the dress rehearsal of King Lear, Kellan tags along with Nana D and her buddies. But when one of them dies of an apparent heart attack in the middle of the second act,… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 145 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt! This month we will use a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Jane… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “A Tractor Named Wilbur” by Author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, @DeanieHDunne

A Special Children’s Book Review About this Book: WILBUR is a small, shy tractor. He loves cutting the grass for Jim. But what happens when he must find a new home? Will Jim still be his friend? Who will the new owner be? WILBUR would love for you to take… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 144, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and any honorable mention poetry that really caught my eye. 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. What a fun week!… Continue reading

Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Jan Sikes, @

Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to bring you a multi-award winning author, Jan Sikes. I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE. We all aspire to be successful authors and the best way to learn some of the tricks of the trade is… Continue reading

“Moon Madness,” #Haiku

This week for my poetry challenge, the words were “enchant and fly.” Finding different synonyms than everyone else proved to be rather interesting. So, for enchant, I used bewitched. For fly, I used a phrase, take flight. bewitched by the moonsynchronicity stymiedstartled—birds take flight ©2019 Colleen M. Chesebro What are… Continue reading