#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 283 | #TastetheRainbow, Chakra Color Poetry

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a chakra color. We could use a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1. Sylvia Cognac 7. Gwen… Continue reading

“Blue of Pure Mind,” chōka & hanka

blue sky and white clouds

the blue throat chakra… a nexus to the divine blue hues of heaven serene, calm, tranquility found in a blue sky, slow down, make time to be still listen to your voice obey the stillness within blue the color of pure mind uncluttered by thoughts in silence, one can perceive… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 283: #Tastetherainbow-“Chakra” Color Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy August! This week for #TankaTuesday, choose your own syllabic form and a chakra color to feature in your poem. If the form is from the #TankaTuesday cheat sheet, let us know so we know where to look for directions. If it’s a new form, share how to… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 282, #ThemePrompt: “The Longest Day”

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1. Harmony Kent 7. ben Alexander 13. theindieshe 2. Reena Saxena… Continue reading

Time Shifting, #haiku

children having fun while sitting on green carpet wearing different costumes

My oldest daughter turned 44 today. Somehow that number doesn’t seem right… time slip-slides away yesterdays, now tomorrows don’t forget to laugh © Colleen M. Chesebro Continue reading

Rain Dance

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There’s a crackle in the air— the static buzz of a summer storm brooding in the sky Summer storms are magical… I like to dance in the summer rain unlike the winter rain, when I hide indoors away from the biting cold and wet. Today dark clouds build in the… Continue reading

“Sweet Cherry Pie,” 99-Word Story

close up photo of an uncooked pie

The Carrot Ranch, July 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story sweet as cherries. It can be about the fruit or something cherries represent. Why is it sweet? Can you use contrast to draw out the beauty? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by… Continue reading

“The Longest Day,” Arquain

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This week for #TankaTuesday (click the link to join in the challenge) Harmony selected the theme of “the longest day.” I chose the Arquain form found on the Poetscollective.org. The Arquain is written in three stanzas, with the following syllable count per stanza: 1, 2, 3, 4 for the first… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 282, 7/26/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Harmony selected this month’s theme. This month’s theme is: “The Longest Day” Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables: Not sure how to write… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 281 | #PhotoPrompt, #Ekphrastic

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1. Reena Saxena 7. Jules 13. Ruth Klein 2. willowdot21 8…. Continue reading