“Yuletide,” #cinquain

Merry Christmas! This week for my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge, I asked everyone to contribute a cinquain so I could create a huge garland of cinquain to wrap around our "poet-tree." I wrote this cinquain for the Winter Solstice, but totally forgot to post it! Better late than never! Yuletide— the longest night of celestial … Continue reading “Yuletide,” #cinquain

“The Weather Witch,” #DoubleInvertedNonet

Kerfe Roig selected the words for this week's Tanka Tuesday challenge: "Mingle and Drift." I used the word mix for mingle and designed for drift. The photo below, taken by Merril D. Smith, inspired this double inverted nonet. The clouds in this photo are so expressive. I wish I could paint. The colors and mood … Continue reading “The Weather Witch,” #DoubleInvertedNonet

“The Rebirth,” #Tanka

John Bauer Art The Tanka Tuesday #PhotoPrompt challenge for this week explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Diana Peach from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge, seen above. "The Rebirth," #Tanka the forest's womb holds my reflection in limbo— grief cleanses my soul saying goodbye, my tears fall another rebirth awaits ©2020 … Continue reading “The Rebirth,” #Tanka

“The Illusion of Power,” tanka prose/haiku

Twirl your wands and cast your spells, for power exerted over others leads them to behave in ways they would not otherwise behave. The veil is thinning as the energy shifts. Be careful what you wish for... "The Illusion of Power Spell" On this Samhain eve of the full blue moon, I wait until midnight … Continue reading “The Illusion of Power,” tanka prose/haiku

#FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY ~ August 14, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card I've drawn from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I'll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. I drew this card on Thursday, for Friday as Freyja had an early … Continue reading #FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY ~ August 14, 2020

“A Season of Trees,” #haiku sequence

This haiku sequence is for dVerse (Frank Tassone is hosting) and for Tanka Tuesday using the inspirational theme quote from Sue Vincent: “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse I like to create haiku sequences dedicated to a theme, … Continue reading “A Season of Trees,” #haiku sequence

“Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma

This week's poetry challenge was a photo prompt that I assumed would give us all much food for thought. Never mind all the song references we couldn't get rid of (Jim Croce: Time in a Bottle) (Sting: Message in a Bottle), etc. Then, there was the obvious... a bottle on the beach means trash washed … Continue reading “Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma

“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 Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka

This week for my poetry challenge, I used the word "scheme" for plan, and the word, "end" for finish. The last few weeks, when my blog was broken, kept me in a constant uproar. I think I had the first real writer's block of my life. It's not like I don't have plenty to write... … Continue reading “The Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka

“Learning to Fly,” A Senryu

This week for my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, I used synonyms "stretch" for the word give, and "grasp" for receive. Stretch your wings and fly— snatch what seems outside your grasp, success will find you. © 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro Find your magic and let it shine!