The Basics of Using the Gutenberg Editor – Part One

This is a RESHARE of a post I wrote last year. I'm including some new information, and the second part of the series follows below. Ask me questions if you are stuck and I'll try to help. ❤ ~Colleen~ “Gutenberg” is the name of the new editor experience on WordPress. Their goal was to create … Continue reading The Basics of Using the Gutenberg Editor – Part One

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #ThemeChallenge: The Night Sky: Marsha Ingrao

Franci Hoffman from Eugi's Causerie II selected the theme for us this week. The night sky was her pick, and it generated an amazing amount of poetry. Bravo, everyone. You kept me enthralled all week. ❤ Here's everyone who joined in this week via Mr. Linky: 1.Padre11.Jules21.Dorinda Duclos2.s. s.12.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr22.Kat3.Reena Saxena13.huwanahoy23.Kerfe Roig4.anita dawes14.Marsha Ingrao24.Linda … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #ThemeChallenge: The Night Sky: Marsha Ingrao

#Haibun: Rebirth

Linda shares a poignant haibun which deserves to be part of this week’s weekly poetry challenge stars! Bravo to Linda for fighting the good fight! We’re all right here by your side. ❤

Charmed Chaos

These past few months I have been living in a dazed confusion. Between the Covid 19 virus and insane politics, I have been wandering through a murky forest. But the gut wrencher was being diagnosed with breast cancer in June.
From the moment I first heard the news, this fog engulfed my mind and heart. It’s as if I have been living in an alternate reality.
Now, thirty-two radiation treatments later (with one more remaining), I am beginning to see a sliver of hope shining far off in the distance.
Last night for the first time in months, I walked outside with my little pup into our beautiful back yard. The air is cool and soft on my skin. I look up and there she is ~ the lovely moon still there, waiting for me. Through my tears of gratefulness, I seek solace in her flawless light.

black velvet night…

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COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 196, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Happy Mabon! Today is the Autumnal Equinox! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Franci Hoffman, aka Eugi's Causerie II, from last month's challenge picked the theme. This month's theme is: The Night Sky On the Monday before the next challenge, I'll select a … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 196, #THEMEPROMPT

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Photo Prompt #195: Trent MacDonald

Lisa Thompson's photo selection sure set off our imaginations! There was a fabulous amount of poetry and all of it was different. I enjoyed reading and commenting on your poems. ❤ Congratulations to everyone for joining in and writing poetry! Here's who joined us via Mr. Linky: 1.willowdot21 10.Elizabeth 19.Linda Lee Lyberg 2.anita dawes 11.Jules 20.kittysverses 3.Padre 12.D. L. Finn 21.Marsha Ingrao 4.Kim 13.theindieshe 22.Colleen Chesebro 5.Trent … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Photo Prompt #195: Trent MacDonald

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 195 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Lisa Thompson, from last month's challenge, has provided the photo for this month's challenge: Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann On the Monday before the next … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 195 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | No. 194 – #SynonymsOnly: David Ellis, @TooFullToWrite

Annette Rochelle Aben picked a great pair of words for us all to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: HINT & BOLD. Once again, you've all outdone yourselves! There was such great poetry and all different kinds, as well. Bravo to you all! Here's everyone who joined in courtesy of Mr. Linky: 1.Reena … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | No. 194 – #SynonymsOnly: David Ellis, @TooFullToWrite

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | No. 193, #PoetsChoice

1.Reena Saxena10.Ruth Scribbles19.huwanahoy2.Elizabeth11.Cheryl20.Vashti Quiroz- Vega3.Kim12.anita dawes21.Sally Cronin4.theindieshe13.Goutam Dutta22.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr5.Linda Lee Lyberg14.Sue Vincent23.David Ellis / Too Full To Write6.Padre15.D. L. Finn24.M J Mallon7.s. s.16.Merril D. Smith25.Jane Dougherty8.Jules17.Gwen Plano26.Roberta Eaton Cheadle9.willowdot2118.Pat R27.Colleen Chesebro Congratulations to everyone who joined in this week! You always surprise me with your creativity and clever poetry! I want to share a few of the forms … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | No. 193, #PoetsChoice