Longing for Spring – A #Haiku

Snow crystals glisten - beneath the vault of heaven spring still has not sprung. © 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro Enter the world of the swamp fairy and learn about the Calcite fairy stone. Available on: Amazon Kindle Amazon Paperback Goodreads Universal book link

“The Fairy Tree,” A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of peace & tear. Remember, synonyms are encouraged. Please read the directions on my challenge post to make sure you are following the rules for these forms of poetry. Please read the directions on my … Continue reading “The Fairy Tree,” A #Haibun

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 31 – PEACE & TEAR

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let's write some poetry. THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY POETRY! TO SHOW MY APPRECIATION, I REBLOGGED YOUR POSTS. THESE WERE THE BEST PRESENTS EVER! ❤ You can write your poem in … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 31 – PEACE & TEAR

Entering the #Writing ZONE

https://youtu.be/XVSRm80WzZk It's time... I will be entering the Twilight Writing ZONE for the next couple of months. That means I will not be on social media and the blogs as frequently as before. I will check in frequently and share how the writing is progressing. I will also continue my Tuesday Poetry Challenge. The dreams … Continue reading Entering the #Writing ZONE

“The Celebration” – A Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of wish & magic. Remember, synonyms are encouraged. This week, I decided to write a Haibun with a Tanka, called "The Celebration." Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your … Continue reading “The Celebration” – A Haibun

Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs | LitReactor

"In six seconds, you’ll hate me. But in six months, you’ll be a better writer. From this point forward – at least for the next half year – you may not use “thought” verbs.  These include:  Thinks, Knows, Understands, Realizes, Believes, Wants, Remembers, Imagines, Desires, and a hundred others you love to use. The list … Continue reading Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs | LitReactor

Wishing (a Tanka)

My birthday keeps generating the gift of poetry. Here’s a Tanka from John that has a wonderful message for all of us! ❤

John W. Leys

Wish upon a star
Blow your birthday candles out
Nothing will happen.
Act on your dreams; make them real
Like magic, your life will change.

4/18/17

This tanka is my response toColleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 30 – Wish & Magic(Hope you had a great birthday, Colleen!)

Poem #20 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #<a href=”http://www.napowrimo.net/”>NaPoWriMo</a>)

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Amazon’s New KDP Print Feature is Bad News for CreateSpace Users

Important information to read about Amazon & CreateSpace. ❤️

Diana Tibert

The first news I heard about KDP Print was in an email from Amazon on February 15th. Since then, I’ve read articles, blog posts and comments about it and watched the praise given by Amazon for this service dwindle quickly.

In the email, Amazon announced they were making print book publishing easier for writers. They stated, “KDP prints your book on demand and subtracts your printing costs from your royalties, so you don’t have to pay any costs upfront or carry any inventory.”

That’s what CreateSpace does. Sort of. I believe CreateSpace takes the cost of the printing of the book from the sale price, then takes a cut of the royalties. Until I see the numbers and do the math, I am unsure which service will offer a better financial deal for authors.

The message also stated, “It also enables you to receive consolidated royalty payments for paperback and…

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Happy Birthday Colleen

I love this sweet Tanka from Marie. I am so blessed with all this poetry! ❤

The Syllabub Sea

Inspired by Colleen’s Birthday Challenge.

Bon Anniversaire

belle Colleen, may all your dreams

and wishes come true.

Magical celebration

of your life’s many blessings.

470/366

Marie

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 30 – Wish & Magic

Marje and I have never met in real life but we know each other so well! This is an excellent Tanka filled with all of my favorite things. ❤

M J Mallon YA Author and Poet

Colleen Chesebro’s Poetry Challenge

Colleen Chesebro and I share quite a few interests in common, as a matter of fact we do find that when we do those quizzes on Facebook we sometimes get the same results! This morning we both ended up being like the moon… with a dark and a light side!

It’s my good friend Colleen’s birthday today so what better way to celebrate than to write her a Happy Birthday Tanka.

There will be no moons, dark, or light aspects to the birthday wishes as Colleen’s prompt words: wish and magic are much more suitable for a birthday poem. Colleen is a big fan of fairies, and I’m sure she’s partial to cake, and no doubt appreciates the wonder of rainbows so I thought this might be just right.

Birthday cake rainbow,Glowing with magic wishes,Fairy guests arrive,Gliding on light-hearted wings,Linger awhile, rest and play! (1)

A very happy birthday to Colleen, and all the best for a fairy special day!

I wish I could spend…

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