The Goddess, Freyja – A #Tanka

Merril D. Smith shared a quote from William Shakespeare and The Merchant of Venice, for this week’s poetry challenge. “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice We’ve had a few big happenings in our little house in the desert. … Read more The Goddess, Freyja – A #Tanka

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ May 15, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card 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. The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our … Read more #Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ May 15, 2020

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Poet’s Choice Challenge #176

As I continue to work on researching the syllabic poetry forms for my new book, I’m captivated by the amount of quality poetry that appears in the challenges weekly. It makes me proud of all your hard work and determination. You guys are amazing! Yet, I always worry someone will get bored with the challenge … Read more Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Poet’s Choice Challenge #176

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | First of the Month ~ Poet’s Choice

We’re almost at the end of our house painting project… thank goodness, as we’re both exhausted. After painting there’s the cleaning, rearranging, and redecorating. Each step in this process is immensely satisfying to me. This kind of work gives immediate results. I always say you have to live in a house for a while until … Read more Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | First of the Month ~ Poet’s Choice

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #ThemePrompt: Elizabeth, Teaandpaper.ca

Sally Cronin picked an excellent theme for us all to work with this week for our #ThemePrompt challenge: “The Night Sky.” The poetic outpourings of your souls impressed me. Well done, everyone! I was happy to see Radhika again. Her poem, Starry Date, held a romantic edge. Tina Brakebill shared a lovely Tanka called de … Read more Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #ThemePrompt: Elizabeth, Teaandpaper.ca

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 170, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fourth week of the month – time for a #ThemePrompt! Last month, I selected Sally Cronin to pick this month’s theme: The Night Sky On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme. Have fun! PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs … Read more Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 170, #ThemePrompt

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Jude Itakali

Padre picked an interesting photo for us all to work with this week for our #PhotoPrompt challenge. He sent this image to me a few weeks ago so he had no idea what would be happening in the world at the time. Many of you wrote poetry that reflected your feelings about the crazy times … Read more Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Jude Itakali

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 169 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt Padre, from Padre’s Ramblings, provided the photo for this month’s challenge. What does this photo say to you? Write some syllabic poetry and tell me what you think. Make sure to give Padre credit for the use of his photo. … Read more Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 169 #PhotoPrompt

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 168 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, I’m looking for Haibun (Prose & Haiku) and Tanka Prose (Prose and Tanka) to use as examples in my book. I’m also going through your blogs and leaving you messages of poetry that I’d like to share in the book. As always, you retain all rights to your work … Read more Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 168 #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 167, #Poet’sChoice

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic poetry? Find an image on Pixabay.com or experiment with “found poetry” as a way to find … Read more Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 167, #Poet’sChoice

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