The End of Summer – A Tanka

Autumn winds entreat – slivers of silvery moon burnished in the slough, fairy nymphs crying raindrops mourning the end of summer. Colleen Chesebro Happy Friday!  

Brisk Autumn Mornings – A Tanka

Brisk autumn mornings – fog and dew lay summer bare, while blue sky kisses paint lacy frost on spent blooms commencing my day anew. by Colleen Chesebro

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #1 Harvest & Moon

Happy Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get your poetry groove on? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's talk TANKA poetry. WHY TANKA POETRY? I love to write Tanka poetry because it is a Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #1 Harvest & Moon

Interview – Frances Kelvin Otung

Two great friends here. Jennifer Nichole Wells, and Francis Otung. Poets – check out Felan! ❤

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Click through the following links to read Frances’ past interviews. Issue 1, 2, 5 & 6.

Tell us about the specific inspiration behind one or each of your accepted pieces.
I was doing a piece for a friend on ‘BEAUTY’ and it occurred to me that the beautiful may not always be “Beautiful”. Like the broken pottery that is held together with gold, a Japanese Art of Kintsugi which values breakage and imperfections. According to Wikipedia, “As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”

fēlan is old English for feel. What makes you feel fascination?
Fascination springs from the intrigues that little scenes bring my way, like the wonders of childbirth, the unfolding of petals, the sprouting of new seeds – these and more keep me in awe. The constant amazement at life itself…

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 11 – Game Birds

I just stumbled upon this challenge sponsored by Elsie in New Zealand, on her blog, Ramblings of a Writer! How exciting. Since I've started my own Tanka Challenge how could I resist? You can never have too many Haiku or Tanka Challenges for me. ❤ Her requirements are to make the Tanka about game birds. … Continue reading Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 11 – Game Birds

GREAT NEWS! TANKA Tuesday starts 9/27/16

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Join me in the TANKA Café for an exciting new challenge. Share your love of poetry and write a Tanka! See you there for coffee, tea, and Tankas!  ❤

My Magical Dreams Are Coming True!

Remember me? I can't believe the time has finally come. I've done it! Today, I've sent The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy to my beta readers. I can barely breathe! I fluctuate between panic and elation… all at the same time. Then, after missing RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge for the last … Continue reading My Magical Dreams Are Coming True!