WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #192 Theme prompt – MAPS: Franci Hoffman

Kerfe Roig selected the theme for this week: MAPS. Who knew this one word would inspire such great poetry? You all deserve a huge round of applause for your poetic endeavors. YOU'RE ALL STARS! Here's everyone who joined in via Mr. Linky: 1.willowdot2111.Jules21.anita dawes2.Reena Saxena12.Pat R22.s. s.3.Ruth Scribbles13.Sue Vincent23.Linda Lee Lyberg4.Trent McDonald14.Jude24.Padre5.Elizabeth15.Kim25.Traci Kenworth6.kittysverses16.Eugenia26.Merril D. Smith7.Myforever. blog17.Raivenne27.Sally Cronin8.Goutam … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #192 Theme prompt – MAPS: Franci Hoffman

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 192, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Kerfe Roig from last month's challenge picked the theme... This month's theme is: Maps On the Monday before the next challenge, I'll select someone to choose next month's theme. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 192, #THEMEPROMPT

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt: @lisalisathom

Aishwarya, from Kitty's Verses, picked a great pair of words for us all to work with this week for our #PhotoPrompt challenge. How many of you could have written more than one poem from this image? There was so much here... train tracks, the color green, desolation, leaving, coming, etc. Lots to unpack in this … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt: @lisalisathom

Destiny’s rails. A cinquain and prose collaboration.

What an amazing collaboration between Jude and Aishwarya (Kitty’s Verses). I love the creativity and how they combined syllabic poetry AND prose to make something so soul-satisfying! Great Work! ❤

Aishwarya and I composed this together. It was a much needed relief to do this with her, especially given the anxiety that was tainting this week for me.

The challenge of writing this together has livened my mood and I’m now bolstered to kick this anxiety.

It’s a wonder, the power of these little things.

Okay, here’s the collaboration.

Aishwarya wrote in plain italics and I did the bold italics.

Watch out for those three butterfly cinquains, they were quite the rascals to combine.

Destiny’s rails

A flowing river never stops, likewise is time.
Neither does a nod mean acceptance, nor does silence mean indifference.
All of us are puppets to time’s test.

Surprises lurk at every twist and turn, obstacles set by the divine.
Is life a show scripted by the gods, and do we really have a say?

Stand tall
Trees to time’s test
Swaying acquiescence
Stationary, indifferent

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Cover Reveal: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

Help Me Celebrate! Grab a piece of cake! While I'm waiting to hear from my editors, I thought it was time to share the cover of my newest book creation, "Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry. This book will discuss the basics of how to write the Japanese and American Syllabic poetry forms we use … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 191 #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt Aishwarya, aka, Kitty from Kitty's Verses, was my selection from last month's challenge. She has provided the photo for this month's challenge. Remember, don't just describe what is in the photo. Engage your senses and work with implied metaphors to … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 191 #PHOTOPROMPT

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: Annette rochelle aben

It's HOT in Arizona! How are you staying cool? Welcome to this week's poetry challenge stars! Jules picked some interesting words for us all to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: Circled and Squared. At first the words intimidated me... but not for long. Thesaurus.com listed plenty of words. Circled synonyms: encircle, rotate, … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: Annette rochelle aben

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Poet’s Choice #189

Our first of the month, Poet's Choice challenge gives you the opportunity to share some of your best poetry! I love your creativity. It's fun to see the different syllabic forms that you choose. Great work! Here's who participated last week via Mr. Linky: 1.Padre 10.Myforever. blog 19.anita dawes 2.Elizabeth 11.Sue Vincent 20.Merril D. Smith 3.Trent McDonald 12.willowdot21 21.Colleen Chesebro 4.Dave Madden 13.Kim 22.Sally Cronin 5.Ken Gierke / … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Poet’s Choice #189