Happy Beltane!

Today is the last NaPoWritMo post for 2021, including my Poem-A-Day practice. I kept up fairly well this year. I had a few days, I just couldn't get there, but I made up for those days on the next day. Today, I share a butterfly cinquain. Happy Beltane. This pagan sabbat called Beltane runs from … Continue reading Happy Beltane!

“Outside My Window,” #Cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

Day 29 of NaPoWritMo: "And now, for our prompt (optional, as always). This one is called “in the window.” Imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene. It could be your childhood neighbor’s workshop, or a window looking into an alien spaceship. Maybe a window looking into a witch’s gingerbread cottage, … Continue reading “Outside My Window,” #Cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

“My Muse,” #NaPoWritMo #Badger Hexastich

The NaPoWritMo prompt for today is: "Our prompt today (optional, as always), is to write a poem that poses a series of questions. The questions could be a mix of the serious (“What is the meaning of life?”) and humorous (“What’s the deal with cats knocking things off tables?”), the interruptive (“Could you repeat that?”) … Continue reading “My Muse,” #NaPoWritMo #Badger Hexastich

CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: MEET THE POET, Jude Itakali

Welcome to an extra feature on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, which highlights the poets in our writing community. It's a chance for readers to get to know the people behind the poetry and the books. It’s a great way to share our love for writing poetry with others. This week I'm thrilled to bring … Continue reading CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: MEET THE POET, Jude Itakali

#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 223, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Welcome! Check out the NEW main menu item: Poetry Book Publishing Links to find poetry book publishing links, including links to literary journals and poetry magazines accepting submissions of poetry. If you know of a link to add to this list, let me know by email to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. ❤ It's the fourth week … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 223, #THEMEPROMPT

“Lilacs at Dawn,” Crapsey #cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

Image by 8926 from Pixabay The neighbor's lilacs are blooming outside our bedroom window. The bush almost reaches the second floor. Today, I honor the lilac with a Crapsey cinquain (2-4-6-8-2) for my Poem-a-Day practice and NaPoWritMo. April is almost finished... "Lilacs at Dawn" spring dawn purple lilacs trip the light fantastic petals perfume the … Continue reading “Lilacs at Dawn,” Crapsey #cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #222

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry based off of the photo that Anita Dawes provided using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, and Abhanga poetry. Sorry... I had to edit … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #222

“American Carnage,” #MirrorCinquain, #NaPoWritMo, #PhotoPrompt, #TankaTuesday

This week, Anita Dawes selected the photo for the Ekphrastic photo prompt challenge on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. The two cinquains will also take care of my poem-a-day commitment for yesterday and today, including NaPoWritMo. I missed the opportunity to post this on Earth Day as was my intent. It's been a busy week. … Continue reading “American Carnage,” #MirrorCinquain, #NaPoWritMo, #PhotoPrompt, #TankaTuesday

“The Editing Blues,” Double #shadorma, #NaPoWritMo

It's day 21 (has it been that long?) of NaPoWritMo and I've been dug down deep in my editing den... Word Craft: Prose & Poetry will become a reality soon. This is the general direction of the book cover. I know there will be changes. Wendy Anne Darling, a dear friend, is making the cover. … Continue reading “The Editing Blues,” Double #shadorma, #NaPoWritMo

“Barely Spring,” (haru asashi)

Just a quick haiku today for #NaPoWritMo and my April Poem a day! It's been a busy day of editing, book releases, and more! "Barely Spring" shallow spring Michigan winds howl cold seeps in ©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro NO snow— just sunshine and biting winds!