When Life Gives You Lemons…Write Poetry! #Poetry #WritingCommunity #IARTG #ASMSG #TANKA #CINQUAIN #HAIBUN @ColleenChesebro #tryingnewthings – Author D.L. Finn

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D.L. (Denise) Finn has gone through a series of traumatic events this year. However, what thrilled me was how she immersed herself in the learning of a new craft – writing syllabic poetry! Her star shines bright.

Denise said, “When I write it (poetry), I’m visiting my soul, where I can reflect on my emotions and life.”

I can’t think of a better way to heal than spending time in nature and writing syllabic poetry! Please join me in wishing Denise a speedy recovery! Stop by, read her story and her poetry. Don’t forget to tell her hello. <3

From D.L. Finn: “It’s been a strange sixteen months for me on many levels. There were several deaths of pets, friends, and family, plus a period of things breaking. Then came 2020 with high expectations. Halfway through this year, I find myself wishing for someone to shut down the rest of the year...”

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Source: When Life Gives You Lemons…Write Poetry! #Poetry #WritingCommunity #IARTG #ASMSG #TANKA #CINQUAIN #HAIBUN @ColleenChesebro #tryingnewthings – Author D.L. Finn

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  1. D.L. Finn, Author

    Wow, thanks Colleen 🙂 What a nice surprise! I’m going to spend some time in nature writing more poetry today! Sending a ton of hugs xo

  2. Heading over, yikes, poor Denise <3

  3. Trying times are upon us. So many abrupt changes on top of life’s losses and breakages. Sending caring thoughts and healing mojo your way, Denise!

  4. COVID has made everything everywhere a little harder. Thanks for giving us a positive way to cope with our emotions, Colleen. Writing poetry is a blessing.

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