The Holidays are Approaching
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 me if you have a poetry book I can add to our #TankaTuesday Book Gallery. The links take you to the poet’s Amazon Author Page, where you can browse their books.
Please support our community poets and buy someone you love a book for the holidays. 📚 ❤️
The next month is going to be a mess at my house! Our first floor renovation is finally going to happen. The old flooring will be torn out with new luxury vinyl planks installed along with new kitchen cabinets and countertops. Ron and I, including Chloe and Sophie, will be living upstairs for the entire month of December. It should be fun to corral two cats so they don’t go downstairs and bother the workers or get out. December 30th, the appliances will finally get reinstalled. Fingers crossed this all goes off without any hitches. We started this process in May… and finally in November the cabinets were delivered to our contractor. Supply line issues will drive us all crazy. I’ll keep the challenges up and we will proceed as usual for the month of December.
Remember, life happens. We’re all living through extraordinary circumstances in the time of Covid. If you miss a challenge, no worries. Be here when you can. Better yet, make sure to spend time with your families. ❤
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Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our poem based off of the theme of “festive” selected by Franci from Eugi’s Causerie, 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.
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
|1.||Reena Saxena||6.||Jules||11.||Gwen Plano|
|4.||Annette Rochelle Aben||9.||anita dawes||14.||Jane Aguiar|
I’m so happy we had all this lovely poetry to read during the Thanksgiving week. Thanks for accepting the challenge and making “festive” with me.
I have to share a couple of links with you. Some of you said the prompt was difficult. Being festive isn’t reserved only for holidays and special occasions. Sometimes as poets, we recognize “festivity” in our everyday lives.
Ruth Klein’s Scribbles senryu shares another meaning of festive.
Sri is new to the challenge but I loved this rendition of festive.
Annette Rochelle Aben shares a slice of #PureMichigan! And…
Trent P. McDonald shows how festive life can be.
So, this week, I went with Willow Willers tanka. Now, tanka poems don’t usually rhyme but I know, sometimes that’s how the magic comes out of us. I like the message in the poem and how she used some imagery with the rainbow colors, which links to the imagery of dreams in the last line. This poem shows us that “festive” can be found in something as simple as reuniting with friends. The magic and beauty are usually right in front of our noses!
rainbow colours bright family and friends unite brush the norm away it’s a carnival parade where all the year’s dreams are made. © Willow Willers
This week, I’ve asked Willow to choose the final theme prompt for December’s challenge. Please email your theme to me at least a week before the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!