#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 … Continue reading #Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ July 31, 2020

“A Season of Trees,” #haiku sequence

This haiku sequence is for dVerse (Frank Tassone is hosting) and for Tanka Tuesday using the inspirational theme quote from Sue Vincent: “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse I like to create haiku sequences dedicated to a theme, … Continue reading “A Season of Trees,” #haiku sequence

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

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

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.kittysverses 12.anita dawes 19.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 6.theindieshe 13.Jude 7.Jules 14.Linda Lee Lyberg    Congratulations, Kitty from Kitty's Verses, it's your turn to pick the photo for … Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Kitty’s Verses

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 … Continue reading Waterfalls, #Haiku

Prayer to the Nature Spirits, #FlashFiction

One of my favorite writing challenges is found at Carrot Ranch.com. Charlie Mills, the lead Buckaroo, shares a weekly challenge by providing a prompt. The Rules are listed in the link below: Challenge RulesA Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge is posted every Thursday. Responses are due by the following Tuesday. Respond by comment or link. On … Continue reading Prayer to the Nature Spirits, #FlashFiction

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

“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 … Continue reading “All Forgiven in a Day,” #kindku “Dawn”

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 187 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt! Sally Cronin provided the photo for this month's photo challenge: Image Credit: © Sally Cronin What does this photo say to you? Remember to use all of your senses when you craft your poetry. Could this photo be a metaphor … Continue reading Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 187 #PhotoPrompt