“My Little Bit of Heaven,” A #Tanka

Tanka tuesday

I’ve had some strange episodes with WordPress of late – disappearing draft posts and themes that have more glitches than a change in voltage in an electric circuit! Whatever ails this platform, I hope it corrects itself soon.

Finally, I’ve recreated my creative endeavor for my weekly poetry challenge. I’ve used delight for “play,” and belief for “guess.”



My winter’s delight –
short days and long stary nights,
abed with a book.
Bewitched by my belief in
a fiction lover’s heaven.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro


sweet dreams again Write some dreamy poetry tonight! <3

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  1. Love this, Colleen. Heaven, indeed! 🙂

  2. Abed with a book… what a fabulous phrase!

  3. Sweet! 😎🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

  4. Well-played, Colleen! A delight!

  5. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #12: Colleen Cheesbro’s latest #tanka for her latest Weekly Poetry Challenge!

  6. Love this, Colleen. What a beautiful dreamy place to be. I think many of us use winter as a time to cozy up and read.

  7. Ha! Ha! Sounds fabulous…love that ‘abed with a book’

  8. I’ve had so many WordPress glitches lately as well: changing the order of my photos and repeatedly, refusing to save posts, mainly.

  9. Wonderful picture, make me want to curl up with a book.
    “A fiction lover’s heaven”… Nice 🙂
    I’ve had some WordPress annoyances lately too. When I log in from Google Chrome WordPress insists that I’m not a user. The WordPress people told me to use a different search engine. Which works, but … annoying 🙁

    • Oh, geez! It is crazy. I switched from windows to Mac and my experience improved 99%. Now, if WP would get their platform fixed it would help. There are huge improvements coming so I hate to fuss after them. Losing draft posts really was frustrating. Oh well. What do you do? ❤️

  10. My idea of heaven too!

  11. I hope you can have guests in your little bit of heaven. It sounds very much like mine. Thanks, Colleen and enjoy your weekend.

  12. It sounds all warm and cosy, Colleen! 🙂

  13. This is great, Colleen.

  14. This is beautiful, Colleen. I hope your WordPress snarls go away soon.

  15. Beautiful, Colleen! And don’t forget a cup of tea 😊

  16. How fabulous, there is nothing quite like it! 🙂 x

  17. A tranquil delight, Colleen! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  18. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 68, “Myth & Write,” #SynonymsOnly – colleenchesebro.com

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