“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

“The Happiness of Flowers,” #Butterfly #Cinquain

Here's a butterfly cinquain for our Tanka Tuesday theme of flowers, and why we love a certain one best. I can't say that I have a favorite flower. I really love them all. If I had to choose, it would be the daylily. It's a hardy plant that can stand the harsh Michigan winters and … Continue reading “The Happiness of Flowers,” #Butterfly #Cinquain


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