“Honoring the First Day of Spring,” A #Double Etheree

Colleen's Weekly Syllabic Poetry Challenge For my poetry challenge this week, I chose the words, Vernal Equinox for spring, and chant(ing) for sing. Considering we also have a full moon tonight, I can't wait to see what blows in on the wind. To celebrate this first day of spring, I'd like to introduce you to … Continue reading “Honoring the First Day of Spring,” A #Double Etheree

The Sisters of the Fey, #Double #Etheree

Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenge - Join in! I've been remiss in my poetry writing. Somehow, with all the writing I do, you would think I could fit in my own challenge... So, today I did! It's the first of the month, so poets get to choose their own words - No synonym's unless you want … Continue reading The Sisters of the Fey, #Double #Etheree

“Magical Protection,” A Haiga/Senryu

This week for my poetry challenge, the words were meaning and passion. I used the word, application for meaning, and the word spirit, for passion. My poetry reflects a human condition (fear) so it falls in the Senryu category. I created a Haiga, that possibly is on the iffy side. The image directly reflects upon … Continue reading “Magical Protection,” A Haiga/Senryu

A Meditation, #Tanka

Everyone is on a Tanka craze this week, so I thought I'd join in! Our words were work and slow, using synonyms only. The word, work was inspired by Robbie Cheadle's going back to work! It's funny where I find inspiration! LOL! I used "function" for work, and "quiet" for slow. Simile, Metaphor, and Personification … Continue reading A Meditation, #Tanka

“Creative Intentions,” #Haibun #Tanka

This week for my weekly syllabic poetry challenge, I used the word, "frigid," for cold, and "tempest" for storm. I wrote a Haibun/Tanka Idyll which consists of a prose paragraph, followed by a Tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7). All syllabic poetry has rules, and the Haibun is no exception. Here are a few of the rules for … Continue reading “Creative Intentions,” #Haibun #Tanka

The Polar Shift #Nonet, & #Speculative Fiction

Diana Peach, from Myths of the Mirror, is hosting a monthly speculative fiction writing challenge on her blog. She even said we could write poetry!! At the beginning of the month, she gives us an image to base our story or poetry on. That's it. Super simple and lots of fun! I even incorporated the … Continue reading The Polar Shift #Nonet, & #Speculative Fiction

“Creativity,” A Shadorma

First, let me wish you all a Happy New Year, a happy new challenge, and a happy new week. It's the first of the month, so we get to choose our own words to write a poem. The first of the month challenge is the only one where we don't have to use synonyms, but … Continue reading “Creativity,” A Shadorma

“The Triskele,” A Shadorma Poem

This week for my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge I want to share a new poetry form called the Shadorma. You can learn about this form HERE. The Triskele Celtic crestpast, present, future,triple selfnumber threelife cycles that never endlife, death, and rebirth.© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro The Triskele is an ancient Celtic symbol which represents the … Continue reading “The Triskele,” A Shadorma Poem

“The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

This week, I'm adding another poetry format to Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenge that is similar to the Etheree, except there are nine lines instead of ten. Everyone loves the Etheree, and I just couldn't wait till the beginning of the new year to add a similar form. ❤ Many thanks to Jane Dougherty for the … Continue reading “The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

4th Halloween Poem Contest – And The Winners Are… | Writer’s Treasure Chest

I've had a fabulous week! The other day I received an email from Aurora Jean Alexander (Writer's Treasure Chest) announcing that I was a winner in her Fourth Annual Halloween Poetry Contest! I've included my poem, below: “Samhain’s Song” – Etheree, Double Etheree, Etheree  Glad children prepare for Trick-or-Treat fun, never really knowing the truth behind … Continue reading 4th Halloween Poem Contest – And The Winners Are… | Writer’s Treasure Chest