Is it really love

Annette Rochelle Aben last week’s Poet of the Week. Congratulations. 💕

Annette Rochelle Aben

Her

Mother

Always said

Fancy dresses

And the handsome guys

Were for the other girls

You know, the ATTRACTIVE ones

Not the HIDEOUSLY fat ones

These words just drove them further apart

After all, food didn’t care about looks

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

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Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 135, #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.

POETRY NEWS: Poetry Contests & Journal Submissions

Currently, UHTS is accepting poetry for the Autumn Issue of the Cattails Journal. Submissions for Autumn/ October issue open 1st July (midnight) GMT and close 15th August (midnight) GMT. 
Read the submission requirements: HERE. You can view the journal HERE. READ the UHTS poetry definitions that are acceptable for submission HERE.

UHTS also is sponsoring the “Fleeting Words” Tanka Competition. Submission Period and Deadline: May 1-August 15 of each year. There is a 10 poem limit on the number of submissions. If more than 10 poems are submitted, only the first 10 poems will be entered. Entries must be the original work of the author, be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere for the entire time period it takes to complete the judging. Click HERE for submission requirements and read carefully to find the current competition.

We had great success using the new email submission for your poetry. (tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com). Remember, please send me your name, title of your poem, #type of poem, and the link to your blog post where the poem was published.

Please don’t just email me your link. When you do that, I have to go to your blog, copy your poem, cut and paste that with no formatting into a Word document and then, cut and paste the poem into my new post. The WordPress platform has changed. It’s becoming more and more difficult for me to copy posts from those of you who use the OLD editor. This recap takes me about 3 hours to compile into a post. I need your help in order for me to continue publishing a RECAP featuring your poem with a link back to your blog. Thanks. ❤

The Poet of the Week will be published in the 2019 Poet of the Week Anthology, which everyone will be able to grab as a FREE PDF in January 2020.

Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do.

As an added accolade, I will also reblog your post on my blog to give the Poet of the Week maximum exposure. ❤

This week, I’ve chosen Annette Rochelle Aben, as the Poet of the Week. Her poem, an Etheree called, “Is it Really Love?” really did justice to the prompt words by invoking emotions. When you read Annette’s words, you feel her pain. That empathy connects her to her readers. Find her poem below.

This weeks honorable mention goes to Kerfe Roig and her Haiga, “Derby King.” The drawing is done by Kerfe, and in true Haiga fashion compliments the poem while the Senryu portion stands alone.

Why did I call her a poem a Senryu? If your poem has irony present (usually in the third line) it’s usually a Senryu.

Irony is a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words. It may also be a situation that ends up in quite a different way than what is generally anticipated. In simple words, it is a difference between appearance and reality.

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HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR THE POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR

ORDER: title, type of poem, followed with the name of the poet, and the link back to their post, and the poem.


“Ocean,” #Haiku, by Donna Matthews

charming melody
toes curling in the hot sand
wretched thoughts washed off

***

“The Girl,” #Haiku Stanzas ending with a #Tanka, by Violet Lentz

The girl’s a live wire
from woven hair to mani’d
tips- she’s electric.

The girl’s on fire
magazine covers smokin’
Youtube links burn bright

The girl’s hot copy
glam pix or sordid romance
media laps it up

The girl is burnin’
flaming tongues set her ablaze
‘spec’ fuels the fire

The girl’s a train wreck.
Her every move on trial.
Bruised and battered, once
shooting star- snuffed out. John Q
Public? Drunk on her demise.

***

“Personal Preference,” #Tanka, by Miriam Hurdle

Pleasing view to me

Unsightly scene to others

Taste buds are distinct

No worries of sweet or sour

In time, you’ll find lovers

***

“Golden Willow Tree,” Double #Tanka, by Marjorie (MJ) Mallon

So charming you are

Sweet golden willow bending

Longing for water

Not I, deep depths frighten me

I long to touch you… alas…

***

Pleasing temptation

Your branches beckon nearer

No danger greater

I dangle closer

To make an uncomely splash

***

“Fairy Tales,” #Etheree, by Sally Cronin

Fair
maidens
grace the plot
of old fables
and of fairy tales,
gaining princes and crowns.
How unfair of the writers,
to deny those more unsightly,
all the riches within the pages
and the right to happy ever after.

***

“An Unlikely Pair,” #Shadorma, by Sa Huynh

Unsightly
Green box powers home
Next to it
Lavender
Flower accompanies box
Charming passersby 

***

“Pretty Ugly,” #Tanka, by Ritu Bhathal

A beautiful face

Can mask a grotesque nature

Be wary of looks

You think you’re seeing one thing

Truth is something different

***

“loss seems forever,” #Tanka, by Ken Gierke

loss seems forever

in darkness beyond desire

new needs awaken

one heart touches another

the beauty of new love born

***

“The Owl,” #Crapsey #Cinquain Sequence, by Merril D. Smith

She glides,

elegant, her

wings whisper feathered hopes,

listen. . . she hoots a warning call,

beware

fierce claws

grasping rabbit–

stunning, horrid nature!

Predator and prey in moonlit

death dance.

***

“Anita’s Etheree,” #Etheree, by Anita Dawes

“What

Have you

Carried in,

It’s hideous.”

I like my green bowl

To me it’s beautiful

It had to have pride of place

Placing a faux candle inside

My family teased, saying “it won’t help.”

My bowl became a precious glowing shell…

***

“A Child’s Dream, #Senryu, by Dorinda Duclos

Hideous faces

In the darkness of the night 

Taint angelic dreams

***

“Deception,” Double #Tanka, by D.G. Kaye (aka Debby Gies)

Disguised as promise

A chaotic clusterfuck

Beautifully concealed

Reality distorted

Hostility reigns rampant.

***

Suppressing the truth

Predator assumes applause

Undigested lies

Pandora’s present unleashed

Smorgasbord of hate revealed

***

“A Deceptive One,” #Senryu, by The Dark Netizen

She Is Deceptive.
Behind Her Beautiful Face,
Hides A Grisly Soul…

***

“Derby King,” #Haiga, by Kerfe Roig

“Derby King,” #Haiga, by Kerfe Roig

***

“Skin Deep,” #Etheree, by Willow Willers

Such

Beauty

So comely

As too beguile

The eye and  the heart

Of every man she meets

Truth will out there is no doubt

Her loveliness is but skin deep

The evil inside would  make  you weep

Her goodliness  was  no more  than skin deep

***

Annette Rochelle Aben, Poet of the Week 7/9 – 7/14, 2019

“Is it Really Love?” #Etheree, by Annette Rochelle Aben

Her

Mother

Always said

Fancy dresses

And the handsome guys

Were for the other girls

You know, the ATTRACTIVE ones

Not the HIDEOUSLY fat ones

These words just drove them further apart

After all, food didn’t care about looks

***

“Lost Gardens,” #Tanka, by Bobby Fairfield

Elizabethan

gardens, both medicinal

and quite appealing

some though find, regular lines

can prove an unsightly bore.

***

“Burning in Plain Sight,” #Haiku, by Tina Stewart Brakebill 

as we spin a tale   

the beauty of youth turns foul

burning in plain sight

***

“Movement,” #Butterfly #Cinquain, by Jane Dougherty

Graceful

the trees’ wind dance

swallows’ wild dart and swoop

even the lane’s pale sinuous

winding

as it meanders in dappled

shade away from the town’s

unsightly squat

grey sprawl.

***

“Inflame,” #Butterfly #Cinquain, by Linda Lee Lyberg

His eyes 
are beautiful 
and ominous, a man 
Having seduced a tender heart 
gets burned 
When he breaks her lovely spirit 
Hot pain inflames, and feeds 
the fury in 
her eyes.

***

“Cycle,” #Haiku, by H. R. R. Gorman

Foul, astringent stench
Of grass processed into dung –
Price of lovely blooms.

***

“Pride & Envy,” Double #Tanka, by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

As a butterfly

you wore your wings high with pride

looking down on worms

forgetting what you once were

a crawling caterpillar

***

No plain butterflies

just lovely flowers in flight

while the moth looks on

Counting the days to their end

Death comes in a week or two

***

“Fake News,” #Tanka, by Colleen Chesebro

Fair-weather thoughts drift
ebbing and flowing like dreams
blinded to the truth
sailing through a narrow mind
grim dogma – a foul weapon

***

Are you looking for more writing/poetry/photography challenges?

H.R.R. Gorman has created a comprehensive list on his blog. Click HERE to learn more. ❤

For tomorrow’s challenge, I’ve got a surprise for you! Check out the new monthly schedule below:

please share this recap & reblog! ❤

New Moon Blessings January 2019

Are you ready to manifest your energies? Learn about the law of abundance and write your check today! ❤

The Sisters of the Fey

Welcome to New Moon Blessings for January 2019! We are about to write our NEW MOON checks and this is your reminder. The NEW MOON for January is the 6th, so  on the 6th or the 7th, write your Law of Abundance check. How do you do that? What would that look like? I have an example right here:

If you do not have a checking account or paper checks available, you can always use a blank piece of paper (this is what I do). Then fold up your check and place it on your altar or in some other sacred place/space. I have a copper treasure chest filled with crystals and talismans, so this is where I place my check.

On the next FULL MOON, I will rip my check into tiny pieces and flush it down the toilet. Why? Because I have…

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New Moon Blessings November 2018

Annette Rochelle Aben is teaching us how to bring abundance into our lives:

“Welcome to New Moon Blessings for November 2018! We are about to write our NEW MOON checks and this is your reminder. The NEW MOON for November is the 7th, so on the 7th or the 8th, write your Law of Abundance check.”

GET READY TO EMBRACE THE LAW OF ABUNDANCE! ❤

The Sisters of the Fey

Welcome to New Moon Blessings for November 2018! We are about to write our NEW MOON checks and this is your reminder. The NEW MOON for November is the 7th, so  on the 7th or the 8th, write your Law of Abundance check. How do you do that? What would that look like? I have an example right here:

If you do not have a checking account or paper checks available, you can always use a blank piece of paper (this is what I do). Then fold up your check and place it on your altar or in some other sacred place/space. I have a copper treasure chest filled with crystals and talismans, so this is where I place my check.

On the next FULL MOON, I will rip my check into tiny pieces and flush it down the toilet. Why? Because I have…

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New Moon Blessings

Annette Rochelle Aben is going to help us each month on the New Moon to work with the law of Abundance. Join us! I’ll be doing this in my journal! ❤

The Sisters of the Fey

Ever hear of The Law of Abundance? Ever write a New Moon check to be blessed by The Law ofAbundance? Well, I am here to walk you through the process and encourage you to try it every month. Why? You have everything to gain, that’s why. Here’s what we do.

On the NEW MOON each month, we move into an energy of growth. This means that seeds planted at that time stand a better chance of growing big and strong as the month progresses. It matters not, if the seeds are tangible or hopes and dreams of our hearts. Just like the seed we would plant in the ground; our heart seeds will grow in their own time. We have faith that they will do their thing because we have evoked the aid of that which will provide the perfect energy. For ground seeds, this may be fertilizer…

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Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author & Poet, Annette Rochelle Aben

Conversations With Colleen

Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to bring you author and poet, Annette Rochelle Aben. 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 to ask questions.

Annette and I go way back… at least four years to the beginning of my blogging journey. We both share a love of poetry, and she has been a participant in my weekly poetry challenge since its inception. As we got to know each other and to grow as friends, we discovered a shared passion for all the magical things in the world. Annette was the first person to recognize the magic inside of me.

She is a great friend and always leads everyone toward the goodness and light in the world. I’m honored to call her a Sister of the Fey, and one of the authors who contribute to our group blog: Sisters of the Fey.Wordpress.com.

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I loved her book, Haiku Perspective 2018. Read my review HERE.

Please meet my guest, Annette Rochelle Aben:

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Poet, Annette Rochelle Aben

I was born writing! At least this is how it seems. I had the good fortune to be published while a sophomore in high school so continuing the journey by publishing books has been a natural course of events.

It is my pleasure to announce that the book I have just released is # 1 Best Seller! And that is: A Haiku Perspective 2018 which is available in both Kindle and paperback formats! Enjoy celebrating a year of my life as told using the framework of Haiku style poetry.

Angel Messages Two – songs of the heart, is a book filled with beautiful photos and remarkable tanka poetry. People LOVE this book because of the comfort it provides. Many have gifted it to others and been thanked over and over again.

A Tanka Picture Book is exactly as the name suggests. I took photos of a variety of everyday objects, works of art and nature, then wrote a tanka poem for each. I suggest this book for all the right reasons. It will entertain, provoke thought, stimulate conversation and be a great addition to your library!

I have chosen to release my annual haiku collection in time to celebrate National Poetry Month, in April. A Haiku Perspective 2017 is filled with smiles, laughter, wisdom and creativity, all cleverly disguised as haiku poetry. Enjoy!

My book, GO YOU some encouragement when you need it, is a pep-talk in a book! Each page gives you a quick way to start your day, help you through a moment or even provide someone else words that can inspire them to a better life. We can all use a cheerleader, when one isn’t available, this book fits the bill!!

Most of the books I have published here are centered in poetry, Haiku poetry to be exact. Much of the feedback I receive about the haiku poetry is that people can really understand the messages and they appreciate that the poems are short and sweet!

Angel Messages – a wing and a prayer is my first book about Angels. Filled with photos, prayers, poems and prose of and about Angels, this book will delight any Angel lover in your life. Check out the reviews, people are drawn to the inherent inspirational nature of this book and as result is fast becoming their favorite. You can have it right away using the Kindle option or order a paperback copy (or two) and carry it with you wherever you go.

I mentioned that many of my books are filled with my poetry and several of them combine that with my love of taking pictures. Books that feature poetry and photos include Perspective, it’s all about replacing one thought with another, PhoKu, visual perspective haiku and BooKu, Halloween haiku. Perspective has a wide variety of pages that can feature prose, poetry and nature photographs, while PhoKu is filled with the photographs I have taken in nature with Haiku poetry added to them, hence the title: PhoKu. BooKu is a “behind the scenes look at how Halloween decorations feel about their jobs. All three of these books are available in print and Kindle formats.

A Haiku Perspective 2015, and A Haiku Perspective 2016 are haiku poetry books. When I first experimented with the haiku writing format, I have no idea I would enjoy it as much as I do. These days, I am writing haiku daily and finding myself thinking in 17 syllables. You can find these books in both print and Kindle formats
There are several other books planned for release this year alone, So please, check back frequently to see what I have published and share what YOU are doing! Cheers!!

Hi, Colleen. Thanks so much for this interview. It’s always great to meet up with old friends.

Hi Annette. I’m glad to see you again. Will you tell everyone about your blogging journey? How does blogging help you sell books?

Yes, I DO blog and I love having a blog-presence. I believe that my blog is rather subtle where promoting my books is concerned. There is a separate page on my menu for my books where I announce everything from COVER REVEALS to RELEASE INFORMATION.

I do use visuals in my posts that are not connected to my books to help promote the books I have available. And, when there is something nice posted about my books on someone else’s blog, I repost it on mine.

All this being said, the only way I really know if my blog helps to sell books, is from the COMMENTS that my readers leave. For instance, if I am running a SPECIAL PRICE PROMOTION, people will COMMENT and share that they grabbed their copy!

Oh, and there was the time that I was reading the blog of another blogger I follow, and SHE posted a selfie of her and one of my books!  I was so amazed because I know she FOLLOWS my blog. Guess I can surmise that this is how she found out about the book.

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I love when that happens. So, tell me… Is it true, that anyone can be a writer?

 Gee, as I ponder this, I would like to say that MOST PEOPLE can be writers. I feel writing is a teachable skill. Learning sentence and paragraph structure is something composition classes teach us in school. However, I believe there is a BIG DIFFERENCE between being a writer and being a storyteller. Storytelling can be taught as well. Just ask any stage actor – every time they don their costume they tell a story through the presentation of the script. If a writer can tell a story through their writing, well that’s the pinnacle of the craft.

I agree. I also think that the more you write, the better you become. But Annette, have you ever designed your own book covers?

ALL of them! Of the 12 books I have available right now, I designed all the covers. From staging the photographs (if need be) to choosing the colors and title placement, I made them happen. The first few, I used templates provided by the now defunct, CREATE SPACE but one day I decided they were too restrictive, so I learned how to create them using PIC MONKEY and PUBLISHER. *the only book that does not boast one of own photos, is CHOOSE, the 2-step plan. I asked a friend of mine to take the photo because she had the visuals. I told her what I wanted, and she delivered.

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You are such a creative! When you look back on your past, do you feel accomplished?

 Absolutely! I have been blessed to work in several careers that have brought me so much joy; TELEVISION BROADCASTING, JOURNALISM, and PERFORMING. Through my volunteer efforts, I was able to be a part of formulating recycling legislation for the State of Michigan. Artwork of mine has been included in the SWAG BAGS for the red-carpet guests of events such as The Sundance Film Festival, The Canadian Country Music Awards and The ESPY’s. AND, I have been inspired to create and publish a dozen books of my own, one of which is a #1 BEST SELLER. I have been loved and loved in return.

I’m so proud of you. However, do you think you still have a story left to tell?

 Heavens to Betsy, I hope so. Can you imagine being a writer and feeling there is nothing else to write?  I mean, hello, just poison the wine right now. There have been experiences in my life that I feel would make great books.

This, of course, means I have to become a more proficient storyteller. The ideas are there, and I have even gotten some notes together which gives me hope. Guess I’ll have to allow my fears to motivate me as opposed to holding me back and kick it into gear! When this all comes together, I promise to let you know.

Thanks, Annette. I know you will! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your journey. 

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Here’s how to get in touch with Annette Rochelle Aben:

Facebook: Annette Rochelle Aben Communicates

Twitter: @YouAretheExpert

Blog: http://www.annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com

Blog: http://www.themagichappensnow.com

 

k luv u bye Thanks for stopping by to meet Annette. See you next week! ❤

COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Praise & Excite,” NO. 88 – RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

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Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the poetry from poets around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤

POET OF THE WEEK

This week, I’ve chosen Annette Rochelle Aben to be the Poet of the Week, for her poem, Praise & Excite.

Tanka poems are usually more serious but this poem caught my eye because it’s funny! One way to tell if your Tanka poem is “good” is to read it backward. If it still makes sense you know you have achieved poetic success.

This poem stands alone with no additional images needed. Your imagination does all the work for you. I dare you not to laugh at the ending! 😀

 

She’d receive applause

Many found her delightful

Others were annoyed

Not everyone pulls it off

Juggling chainsaws while naked

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

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HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 88th POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Praise & Excite.”

Cracked Surfaces – Reena Saxena

Questions for the ages – ….Bilocalalia….

See Clouds — Poetry in Motion – Sharing With Others –

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Praise & Excite | Annette Rochelle Aben

Collen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Praise & Excite | The Shower of Blessings

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 88, “PRAISE & EXCITE,” #SYNONYMSONLY – The Secret Letters to Timbo

Tanka Tuesday | Twenty Four

Dancing Waves – thehouseofbailey

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No 88: Praise & Excite – Synonyms only – Ramblings of a Writer

Remember Me Now | like mercury colliding…

“Celebrate the Summer Solstice,” A Tanka Poem | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 88 Praise and Excite | M J Mallon Author

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 88 – The Bag Lady

Praise & Excite/Afterwards Blog

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talk soon I’m back from vacation. The new Tanka Tuesday Challenge post is up on Tuesday. See you then! ❤

 

 

Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews, “A Haiku Perspective 2018,” by Annette Rochelle Aben

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Title: A Haiku Perspective 2018

Amazon Author Page: Annette Rochelle Aben

Publication Date: March 26, 2018

Formats: Paperback & Kindle

Genres: Poetry, Japanese & Haiku, Literature & Fiction

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IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

This is a magical journey through a year in the life of a poet, presented in the format of haiku. Be entertained and enlightened as you enjoy the worlds of reality and imagination combined artfully. Dreamers will love this book. Writers will enjoy this book. Readers will enjoy this book. Even those who think they could never appreciate poetry, will enjoy this book. Come and be enchanted by the verbal imagery of A Haiku Perspective 2018.

MY RECOMMENDATION:

American Poet, Annette Rochelle Aben has created a dynamic collection of syllabic poetry and prose that shouts out her unique perspective on everyday life. Her poetry is filled with humor and pathos expressed through various forms of Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka formats covering a wide range of topics.

Aben’s talent lies in her deep understanding of the human psyche expressed through poetic bursts of emotion that reach out and grab the reader. One of the most powerful verses is called, Absolution:

ABSOLUTION

If I let you see
Some parts of my history
Would they set me free
Wiping clean the deeds
See flowers disguised as weeds

Drink blood the soul bleeds

Blended by the shame
Memories screaming my name

Silence, play the game
Help me to save face
Vanquishing nightmares that chase

Seeking love’s pure grace

© 2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

I enjoy poetry that allows me to reflect on my own thoughts and feelings. At the same time, I appreciate the ability to laugh at one’s own foibles, somehow finding the strength to shrug it off and move on. Aben’s poetry gives the reader the inspiration to look within and like what they see.

This book was listed as a #1 New Release in Japanese Poetry & Haiku. I received a copy of the book as a gift. ❤

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MY RATING:

Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies

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*I follow the Amazon Rating System*

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About the Author:


Author & Poet, Annette Rochelle Aben

I was born writing! At least this is how it seems. I had the good fortune to be published while a sophomore in high school so continuing the journey by publishing books has been a natural course of events.

I have chosen to release my annual haiku collection in time to celebrate National Poetry Month, in April. A Haiku Perspective 2017 is filled with smiles, laughter, wisdom, and creativity, all cleverly disguised as haiku poetry. Enjoy!

My book, GO YOU some encouragement when you need it, is a pep-talk in a book! Each page gives you a quick way to start your day, help you through a moment or even provide someone else words that can inspire them to a better life. We can all use a cheerleader when one isn’t available; this book fits the bill!!
Most of the books I have published here are centered on poetry, Haiku poetry to be exact. Much of the feedback I receive about the haiku poetry is that people can really understand the messages and they appreciate that the poems are short and sweet!

Angel Messages – a wing and a prayer is my first book about Angels. Filled with photos, prayers, poems, and prose of and about Angels, this book will delight any Angel lover in your life. Check out the reviews, people are drawn to the inherent inspirational nature of this book and as a result is fast becoming their favorite. You can have it right away using the Kindle option or order a paperback copy (or two) and carry it with you wherever you go.
I mentioned that many of my books are filled with my poetry, and several of them combine that with my love of taking pictures. Books that feature poetry and photos include

Perspective, it’s all about replacing one thought with another, PhoKu, visual perspective haiku and BooKu, Halloween haiku. Perspective has a wide variety of pages that can feature prose, poetry and nature photographs, while PhoKu is filled with the photographs I have taken in nature with Haiku poetry added to them, hence the title: PhoKu. BooKu is a “behind the scenes look at how Halloween decorations feel about their jobs. All three of these books are available in print and Kindle formats.
A Haiku Perspective 2015, and A Haiku Perspective 2016 are haiku poetry books. When I first experimented with the haiku writing format, I have no idea I would enjoy it as much as I do. These days, I am writing haiku daily and finding myself thinking in 17 syllables. You can find these books in both print and Kindle formats
There are several other books planned for release this year alone, So please, check back frequently to see what I have published and share what YOU are doing! Cheers!!

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How to Connect with the Author

You can find Annette on Twitter @YouAreTheExpert

Facebook at Annette Rochelle Aben

and on her blog Annette Rochelle Aben where she writes more inspirational poetry. ❤

 

bluebird morningThanks for stopping by to hear about Annette Rochelle Aben’s new book! ❤

 

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Are you looking for more great reads? Join author, D.G. Kaye, and myself in our Facebook group, The Literary Diva’s Library to find book reviews, book promotions, & special deals on books from authors you love.

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Don’t forget to join us in the #ABRSC, Author Blogger Rainbow Support Club on Facebook. See you there! ❤

Step Through Numerology- Destiny, Heart’s Desire and Personality

Take a peek at our Sisters of the Fey Blog, where Annette Rochelle Aben gives an excellent lesson on Numerology… You won’t want to miss this post! ❤

The Sisters of the Fey

In my last post, I talked about pulling numbers from the letters in your name. This would be the name that appears on your birth certificate. Yes, we can take name changes and do a comparison but for now, we are sticking to the original way.

At the top of a sheet of paper, print out your name. Some will have more than two names, meaning a first name and a last name. I have a middle name, but my siblings do not. One of nephews has two middle names. So, for me, I’d have 3 names, each of my siblings, 2 and my nephew, would have 4 names with which to work.

The first thing to do, is to assign a numeric value to each letter. That chart appears in my last post https://sistersofthefey.wordpress.com/2018/03/03/step-through-numerology-the-alphabet/

Once each letter has a numerical value, add them all together. This will give you…

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Honoring a Woman with a New Book

Annette has released a new book of Haiku poetry! I have to share because the fairy on the cover is one of my favorite drawings by her sister. Have a peek and enjoy Annette’s poetry. ❤

Annette Rochelle Aben

In honor of the birth anniversary of my sister, Lorraine Parent, I am announcing the paperback release of my new book:

Why choose today? Because Lorraine drew the COVER ART!  Yes, my amazingly talented sister gave me permission to use this drawing and I wanted to celebrate her gift as well as the gift of her life at the same time. Thanks Sis!

 A Haiku Perspective 2018 is a year of my life, presented through poetic observations. While it’s not your mother’s Haiku, each poem is laid out a traditional haiku format of 17 syllables spread out over 3 lines. Even if the poem is longer than 3 lines, it still maintains the 5-7-5 syllable line count for every 3 lines.

Those who have already seen this book, tell me they laughed, they cried and they went back and read certain pages over again just because. It makes…

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