“My Muse,” #NaPoWritMo #Badger Hexastich

The NaPoWritMo prompt for today is: “Our prompt today (optional, as always), is to write a poem that poses a series of questions. The questions could be a mix of the serious (“What is the meaning of life?”) and humorous (“What’s the deal with cats knocking things off tables?”), the interruptive (“Could you repeat that?”) and the conversational (“Are those peanuts? Can I have some?”). You can choose to answer them – or just let the questions keep building up, creating a poem that asks the reader to come up with their own answer(s).”

"My Muse"

do you
consult the muse
when it's time to create?
does she sing your verses? 
croon lullabies?
just write...

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

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“The Editing Blues,” Double #shadorma, #NaPoWritMo

It’s day 21 (has it been that long?) of NaPoWritMo and I’ve been dug down deep in my editing den… Word Craft: Prose & Poetry will become a reality soon.

This is the general direction of the book cover. I know there will be changes. Wendy Anne Darling, a dear friend, is making the cover. So, this double shadorma shares my pain. LOL!

"The Editing Blues"

editing—
necessary chore
when writing
to be read
who wishes to read a book
with many mistakes?

my head hurts
and I know my sight
has dimmed now,
commas and
semicolons will kill me...
the editing blues

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

I’m done for the day! LOL!

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“Barely Spring,” (haru asashi)

Just a quick haiku today for #NaPoWritMo and my April Poem a day! It’s been a busy day of editing, book releases, and more!

"Barely Spring"

shallow spring
Michigan winds howl
cold seeps in

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro
NO snow— just sunshine and biting winds!

“Spring in Michigan” #Haiku Sequence, #NaPoWritMo

I missed a couple days of NaPoWritMo day 19 and my poem-a-day practice due to a packed schedule. I hope to make it up with a glimpse of my afternoon, seen from the upstairs window…

spring thunder
clouds, opaque and dark
sky grumbles

cold rain falls...
petal confetti
litters wet streets

redbird squawks
nest torn asunder,
day's labor lost

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

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“kaze hikaru,” Shining Wind, #haiku

Happy April! This is the first day of National Poetry Month, and my poem a day writing practice.

shining wind—
pink blossoms eddy
in moonbeams

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

My kigo is “shining wind” kaze hikaru in Japanese. I’ve followed a 3-5-3 syllable format.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April is National Poetry Month | How Will You Celebrate?

April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry! Join me and write a poem a day for thirty days!

2021 National Poetry Month Poster

National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry which takes place each April, was introduced in 1996 and is organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. The Academy of American Poets’ website Poets.org serves as a hub for information about local poetry events during the month.

Wikipedia.com

I’m decided to kick off National Poetry Month with a new writing habit. I want to write a poem a day for this month… and continue this habit onward indefinitely.

Make sure to check out the National Poetry Month website on the Academy of American Poets at poets.org

Did you know writing a haiku is a form of mindfulness?

I’ve created a new category called: Poem-A-Day on my menu where we can tract my progress. Maybe you will want to do the same thing. Submit your blog to NaPoWritMo.net.

If you would like to link to this post, share the https:// address of this post in your own post. I will try to visit and comment on all the poetry. ❤

I’ll see you April 1st, 2021!

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