Monthly Archives: January 2020

COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Everything Becomes a Poem,” BY AUTHOR, James W. Gaynor, @jamesgaynor48

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book James Gaynor’s poems are expansive, dark, funny, full of the joy of living. His grim acknowledgments of tragic truths are never brooding, while the more seemingly lighthearted verses are deep and honest and real. We are fortunate indeed that, in Gaynor’s hands, “Everything Becomes a Poem.” Amazon.com MY RECOMMENDATION The one thing

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#Fairy #Tarot #Friday, January 31, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship

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Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 162, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fourth week of the month which means I’ll pick a theme for you to write about for this month. On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme. This month’s theme is: “The Circle of Life” PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Etheree #Haiku #Poetry Challenge No. 161 #PhotoPrompt – Henna | But I Smile Anyway

This month, I’ve chosen Ritu to pick next month’s image for the February #PhotoPrompt! I’ve also shared her poetry! Here’s the link to her original post: Butismileanyway.com Henna Stains Hennaed Signalling Celebration The deeper the stain The stronger the love of Mother-in-law to-be His name tattooed on her hand A challenge, to find it, himself A game to prove his

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Through the Nethergate,” BY AUTHOR, Roberta Eaton Cheadle, @bakeandwrite

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own.

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the permanence of henna ~ gogyohka | RIVRVLOGR

Source: the permanence of henna ~ gogyohka Ken shares an amazing poem using a Gogyohka which is a five-line, untitled, Japanese poetic form. Unlike tanka (5/7/5/7/7 syllables), Gogyohka has no restrictions on length. (Wikipedia.org) Here are the rules for this poem from Wikipedia.com: Five rules of Gogyohka by Enta Kusakabe (1983) Gogyohka is a new form of short poem that is based

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Ritual #Tanka Tuesday | Myths of the Mirror

Source: Ritual #Tanka Tuesday I’m sharing Diana Peach’s Crown Cinquain as part of this week’s Poetry Challenge Stars. This is amazing work. Notice how the stanzas flow from one to another telling the story of the image. ~Colleen~ Ritual mehndilove painted handspalms offering the worldthe beauty of hearts awakenedsacred umberscented colormy bridal ritualbless me with joyful abundancewisdom sweet loveenchant my

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 161 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Thanks to everyone who wrote poetry for last week’s challenge. Check out the COMMENTS to see everyone’s poetry in one place. You can view that post below: It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt This month’s photo prompt has been provided by Willow Willers. This is a personal photo that belongs to

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Sekhmet Bed: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (The She-King Book 1),” BY AUTHOR, Libbie Hawker, @LibHawker

Featuring Your Next Read! About this Book Is Ahmose’s divine gift a blessing or a curse? The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt’s gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given instead as Great Royal Wife

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