Year: 2018

New Submission Form for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

Poetry has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. Those of you who started this challenge with me over two years ago, and those new poets who recently joined, deserve a huge hug for all your hard work and dedication. So, thanks for sharing your poetry with the world! I know the …

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Book Review – Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration by Colleen Chesebro

Dorinda Duclos of Night Owl Poetry has written a marvelous review of my newest book. (Don’t forget this book is still on sale until December 31st, 2018). Many thanks to Dorinda. <3 *** As a follower of all things magical and mythical, Colleen Chesebro had me at the title. “Fairies, Myths & Magic” is a wonder-filled …

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenges No. 114, 115, & 116 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m going to take some much needed time off to celebrate Yuletide, starting today, December 11 – December 31st, 2018. There will be NO challenges or recaps until January 1, 2019. However, I know some of you will want to continue writing your weekly poetry. So, I’ve listed out the …

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“The Triskele,” A Shadorma Poem

This week for my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge I want to share a new poetry form called the Shadorma. You can learn about this form HERE. The Triskele Celtic crestpast, present, future,triple selfnumber threelife cycles that never endlife, death, and rebirth.© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro The Triskele is an ancient Celtic symbol which represents the …

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 113, Happy December! Poets Choice of Words

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. PLEASE NOTE: This challenge is for Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, …

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“The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

This week, I’m adding another poetry format to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge that is similar to the Etheree, except there are nine lines instead of ten. Everyone loves the Etheree, and I just couldn’t wait till the beginning of the new year to add a similar form. <3 Many thanks to Jane Dougherty for the …

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“The Circle of our Love” – Flash Fiction

November 15, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that uses scraps. It can be scraps of dried flowers, paper, metal, fabric, food — any kind of scraps you can think of. Then write a story about those scraps and why they matter or what they …

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 111, “Celebrate & Number,” #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Happy Thanksgiving Week PLEASE NOTE: I PREPARED THIS POST WITH THE NEW EDITOR AND HAD DIFFICULTIES WITH THE SCHEDULING. THIS POST IS A DAY EARLY, BUT WITH THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY UPON US, IT GIVES YOU AN EXTRA DAY TO PLAN. ~Colleen~ Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready …

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 110, “Pleasant & Read,” #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. <3 I hope you will support the other poets with …

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4th Halloween Poem Contest – And The Winners Are… | Writer’s Treasure Chest

I’ve had a fabulous week! The other day I received an email from Aurora Jean Alexander (Writer’s Treasure Chest) announcing that I was a winner in her Fourth Annual Halloween Poetry Contest! I’ve included my poem, below: “Samhain’s Song” – Etheree, Double Etheree, Etheree  Glad children prepare for Trick-or-Treat fun, never really knowing the truth behind …

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