Monthly Archives: July 2020

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ July 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 contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “rescue and redemption: Poetry inspired by the T. S. Eliot poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ (A Love Poetry Trilogy Book 3),” BY AUTHOR, Frank Prem, @frank_prem

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book Let us go then, you and I,When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table;Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets, The muttering retreatsOf restless nights in one-night cheap hotels And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells . . . from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Drawing on

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How to Run a Successful Poetry Challenge for Four Years Counting – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write

Marsha Ingrao, an author, blogger and retired teacher/consultant who does promoting and hobby blogging invited me to her amazing blog to talk about Tanka Tuesday! Please stop by and say hello! Longer Running Than Most Netflix Series “Today I want to introduce my blogging friend Colleen Chesebro. She’s helped me with many practical blogging tips that I’ve been able to

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Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 188, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fourth week of July! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Sue Vincent selected the theme this week with a quote prompt: “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone

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Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Kitty’s Verses

What a fabulous photo from Sally Cronin this week. There were so many poetic possibilities! How many different metaphors did you see? Here’s who joined in: 1. Padre  8. Elizabeth  15. Kerfe Roig  2. Trent McDonald  9. Cheryl  16. Merril D. Smith  3. Frank J. Tassone  10. s. s.  17. Colleen Chesebro  4. willowdot21  11. Sue Vincent  18. Sally Cronin  5.

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Waterfalls, #Haiku

I’m jumping into Frank Tassone’s Haikai Poetry Challenge. This week’s rules are below: Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, Senryu, haibun, Tanka, Haiga, renga, etc) that alludes to waterfall (taki). Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem of your choice.2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.3. pingback by posting the link to

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“Swift Unbridled Sea,” #haiku, & A Discussion of Using Implied Metaphors in Haiku

Sally Cronin provided this week’s image for our Photo Prompt challenge. Today, I want to talk about using metaphors in your poetry. First, let’s discuss what a metaphor is. The Grammarly blog explains that “a metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in such a way that it isn’t literally true, but the description helps

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“All Forgiven in a Day,” #kindku “Dawn”

I’ve wanted to try this new poetry challenge offered by Auroras & Blossoms poetry journal in the post below. It’s the “Dawn,” Prompt, created by Cendrine & David. Here is the link to the words in the song: https://genius.com/Leigh-nash-nervous-in-the-light-of-dawn-lyrics which serve as the inspiration for the poetry you write. First… What Is a Kindku? Auroras & Blossoms says: “The Kindku

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