Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry using the theme of “expedition” chosen by Donna Matthews, using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, the Kerf poetry, and any of the syllabic forms from the Poetscollective.org.
I have a bit of news I thought I’d share. Sometimes the universe drops unexpected gifts or opportunities on your doorstep that you can’t ignore. At least, that is how it was for me. I’ve accepted a part-time receptionist position at my local hair salon. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would find a job that I could work at without impeding my own creative writing endeavors! It’s truly a gift!
With that being said, for the next couple of weeks, I’ll be working more hours in training than when the training ends. I’ll do my best to keep up with comments and approving linkbacks. Don’t panic if you don’t see your link back approved immediately. I’ll get there as soon as I can. ❤
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
|1.||Trent McDonald||9.||Laura McHarrie||17.||theindieshe|
|2.||Gwen Plano||10.||D. L. Finn||18.||Donna Matthews|
|3.||Jude||11.||Marsha||19.||Vashti Quiroz- Vega|
|4.||willowdot21||12.||Annette Rochelle Aben||20.||Anisha|
|5.||Eugenia||13.||Elizabeth||21.||Ruth Klein’s Scribbles|
|7.||Reena Saxena||15.||Sally Cronin|
This week, Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s shadorma leaped off the page! How many of us are armchair travelers, connecting with exciting expeditions through reading? Me, me… I know I’m one!
This shadorma flows with the natural rhythm of her chosen words. I like that one of Emily Dickinson’s poems inspired Vashti to write this shadorma. It’s a great message and sums up the theme of an expedition taken through the reading of books.
"Expedition" I opened a book and entered. The words spread out their wings, and took me on a journey far from where I’ve been. © Vashti Quiroz-Vega
This week, I’ve asked Vashti Quiroz-Vega to choose the prompt for next month’s theme challenge. Please email your choice of theme to me at least a week before the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
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See you tomorrow for the new challenge!