Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of past & future. The best poetry has layers of meaning. Image credit: GeniusQuotes.net The meadow fairy hovered in the crisp air. Her wings beat the air in a slow rhythm - transparent, barely discernable … Continue reading #Colorado Dreams – A #Haibun
Marje shares her thoughts and experiences in the form of a Haibun to the Manchester, UK terror attack yesterday. I was deeply moved by her words and my love and prayers go out to the people affected by this tragedy. ❤
I had a disturbed sleep last night waking up at 5am. I managed to get back to sleep and awoke again at 7am. I checked my twitter feed and discovered the horrifying news about the terrorist attack in Manchester. I cried. I couldn’t cope with the sad news about another attack especially one which struck at our young people. This is cruel, beyond comprehension. I contemplated the morning and realised how beautiful a day it was. A single bird remained atop a tree, not moving so I picked up my mobile phone and captured it. Seconds later it flew away. If only those young people could have flown away. If only that man hadn’t done what he did.
How ironic. The sun shone, but how could this be? How are we to continue when such atrocities happen? I suppose the answer is we have no choice; we have to, or the terrorists will…
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A new badge for spring THERE WILL BE NO POETRY CHALLENGE NEXT TUESDAY, MAY 30TH. I WILL BE ON VACATION IN THE MOUNTAINS OF UTAH WITH NO WIFI! The next challenge will be on Tuesday, June 6th. Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 35 – PAST & FUTURE
Robbie, from Robbie’s Inspiration, is so clever. Check out her poetry and her cakes! ❤
Today Robbie Cheadle ponders the question about what cake to bake for her husband and his impending birthday. There is already so much baking going on in the Cheadle household that coming up with something special to surprise him is going to be a challenge.
My hubby’s birthday is coming
I must make him a cake,
It really hard to decide,
Which one I should bake.
Should it be chocolate
Decorated with cherries,
Or a meringue tower
With cream and wild berries.
A gingerbread house,
Covered in bright sweets,
A selection of pastries,
Filled with sweetmeats.
Something quite tart,
Like lemon and lime.
Or a baked cheesecake,
With tastes quite sublime.
Something quite simple,
Like scones, jam and cream.
Or a yummy treacle pudding,
Cooked in a basin, over steam.
So many delicious choices,
What would he like best?
I’ll conjure up a surprise,
And put it to…
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New Badge! Made on Canva.com Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of power & allure. The best poetry has layers of meaning. Image credit: Pinterest – Quotes about Poetry I used 'beguiles' for allure, and I kept the word power. Remember, … Continue reading “The Return” – A Haibun
I really enjoyed this post and follow Rachel by email. Check out her post below and the short story challenge. ❤ via The Quick+Easy Way to Learn to Write Fiction: Dive into the 30-Day Short Story Challenge — RACHEL GIESEL
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. Image credit: Pinterest – Mother Nature Quotes You can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below: HAIKU in English TANKA HAIBUN You can … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 34 – POWER & ALLURE
I often use quotes in my posts. Here is some great information from The Write Life on who to properly use quotes. ❤ Make your blog posts stand out! Here’s how to use quotes effectively in your writing. Source: A Step-by-Step Guide for Featuring Quotes in Your Blog Posts
I stumbled upon this site and had to share it. I will be taking this free course. I hope you'll join me. ❤ Free online creative writing course, covering releasing your creativity, how to write a short story, writing from a point of view, bringing your writing to life, characterisation, writing dialogue, poetry, and markets, … Continue reading FREE Creative Writing Course
Sue shares her thoughts on writing the Japanese poetry forms. I stand corrected – she brings up excellent points about diction and pronunciation in British English vs. American English. I accept that some poets write in their native language which is then translated into English. The syllable count may be off because of the differences in language. I have no problems with this. The poetry challenge was started to share our love of poetry while learning about the different forms. Please write your poetry with your particular syllable count as close to the 5/7/5 format as possible. If you are not spot on, don’t worry. Creativity should be allowed to flourish. That works for me. Thank you, Sue, for sharing your thoughts. ❤
There are many set forms of poetic structure. Books and websites abound, setting out the rules of form and content that allow us to label our work and provide a framework in which to explore a concent. The very stringency of these forms, where rhyme schemes, syllable counts and even content are dictated give us a measure against which we can be judged, and many will judge on the slightest deviance from the accepted norm.
I enjoy writing haiku. The ‘midnight haiku’ I started publishing a couple of years ago now have become a staple feature of the blog and I think I have missed no more than a couple of days in that time to illness. I like the constraints imposed by the widely accepted ‘English form’ of the poem; seventeen syllables in a 5-7-5 pattern leave no room for extraneous thoughts, but give plenty of space to explore…
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