Monthly Archives: April 2018


Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the poetry of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Each week, I like to highlight a poet, called the Poet of the Week, that I feel has shared an exceptional

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Mati Hari – A Tanka

The prompt words for this week’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge are “enchant and shape,” from which to find your synonyms. For enchant, I used “bewitched,” and for “shape,” I used “symmetry.” The words came to me in a flash and I knew I was to write about the most notorious female spy of World War I… when inspiration strikes I don’t question the muse.

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How To Create A Beautiful Oracle Deck In 8 Steps — The Traveling Witch

“An Oracle deck is a series of cards with images or words on them that can be used for divination, goal-setting, to lift your mood, or to connect with your intuition or a higher power. There is power in creating something inspired by your intuition. Intention is the “secret sauce” behind…” Click the link below to learn more! ❤ Source: How

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Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews, “A Haiku Perspective 2018,” by Annette Rochelle Aben

Title: A Haiku Perspective 2018 Amazon Author Page: Annette Rochelle Aben Publication Date: March 26, 2018 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Poetry, Japanese & Haiku, Literature & Fiction Goodreads IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: This is a magical journey through a year in the life of a poet, presented in the format of haiku. Be entertained and enlightened as you enjoy the worlds of reality and imagination

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, ENCHANT & SHAPE, #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Opportunities for Poets Dime Show Review publishes

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Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap. The last month has whirled by for me. I’ve missed three of my own challenges – something I hate to do. Between painting our upstairs and my unexpected reaction to the “shingles shot” I’ve been scrambling! Here are the results of the voting for Challenge No. 79 “Dance & Command,” with, Sue Vincent

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For the Bats

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
INTRO Bats eat mosquitoes and pollinate many crucial plants, including bananas and agave (a plant used for making tequila). They also occupy the belfries of imaginative minds. Taking to the bat caves this week, writers emerged with batty stories and stories about bats. This collection promises to be crazy-good. The following stories are…

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