Year: 2021

Significant Poetry Reads: “Think Tanka – Vision in Verse,” by Annette Rochelle Aben, @YouAreTheExpert

featuring your next read! From the Author Throughout time, the poet has used words to convey feelings, share ideas and unite the reader with their vision. Think Tanka uses the traditional structure of Japanese lyric poetry to unite the reader to the vision of the poet. If you can “see” what she is trying to …

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The #TankaTuesday 2022 Poetry Challenge Schedule

This is our last #TankaTuesday post for 2021. I’ve taken a holiday from the blog starting December 27 through January 2, 2022. Our first #TankaTuesday post will be January 4, 2022. After careful consideration of all your wonderful prompt suggestions, I’ve compiled the weekly challenge prompts for 2022. Feel free to copy the prompt images …

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Through the Looking Glass

connect with the reflections in the looking glass— embrace the kaleidoscope of thoughts and feelings that manifest detailed impressions of yourself—who you think you are choose your words and thoughts with care what you say and think you become… hold your tongue from criticisms learn to express love and encouragement always speak your truth and …

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Treasuring Poetry – An introduction to Word Weaving #1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse edited and compiled by Colleen Chesebro and Jules Paige

Robbie Cheadle and Kaye Lynn Booth are the best hosts! Thanks for having me over and thank you for the wonderful review of Word Weaving #1. <3

Remember?

Recognize that you are WATER Cry. Cleanse. Flow. Let go. Recognize that you are FIRE Burn. Temper. Adjust. Ignite. Recognize that you are AIR Watch. Breathe. Concentrate. Choose. Recognize that you are EARTH Ground. Give. Build. Heal. Recognize that you are SPIRIT Connect. Listen. Know. Be Still.

December 2021 Update

Here’s my December update…

December 2021 Update

Hello everyone! This past weekend brought damage to my town of East Lansing, Michigan. We had wind gusts over 60 MPH, which toppled power poles and caused a train wreck. Apparently, the damage extended to Comcast/Xfinity, which supplies my cable and internet. I was without Wi-Fi from Saturday until late last evening. Thankfully, we didn’t …

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#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 255: #Poet’sChoice (with a twist)

It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own poetry form—It’s up to you! This is our last Poet’s Choice for 2021… I have a request. Let’s write a poem using a form of your choice about Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, and any festival or tradition you …

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#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 254 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

The Holidays Are Almost Here! Books are splendid gifts to give for the holidays. I’ve read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and that Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community writers and poets. I know I am! Email …

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The Renovation Begins…

I’ve almost got the kitchen, and first floor emptied for the renovation to begin! The flooring was delivered on Friday, along with the new kitchen cabinets. On Monday, the workmen begin demolishing all the old worn out flooring and cabinets. Our contractor notified us yesterday that the granite countertops won’t be in until January 11, …

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