NaPoWritMo – Day 3: “Cold Rain”

April is National Poetry Month! The idea is to write 30 poems in 30 days. On, you’ll find a daily challenge for the month. I don’t follow their challenges, but I try to write a poem a day. Here’s today’s challenge:

“…It’s a Spanish form called a “glosa” – literally a poem that glosses, or explains, or in some way responds to another poem. The idea is to take a quatrain from a poem that you like, and then write a four-stanza poem that explains or responds to each line of the quatrain, with each of the quatrain’s four lines in turn forming the last line of each stanza. Traditionally, each stanza has ten lines, but don’t feel obligated to hold yourself to that! Here’s a nice summary of the glosa form to help you get started.”
Photo by Sam Willis on
cold rain
coats frosty roofs
icy glazed city streets
mirror stop light's cherry-red glow
spring's fight to win over winter
a battle to the end
gray clouds hang low
dawn breaks

Colleen M. Chesebro

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An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

26 thoughts on “NaPoWritMo – Day 3: “Cold Rain”

  1. Nicely captured, Colleen. We had cold rain and grey clouds today–with sunshine in-between the periods of rain. Crazy weather!
    I’m doing a poetry month ekphrastic challenge.

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          1. It’s from Paul Brookes. A group of us signed up in advance and get the images from him, but people do respond as they’re posted. I’m posting mine each day, too, with a link to his post. (If that doesn’t make sense, just look at my posts. )😀

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  2. Mizzle – a fun word. Stay dry. We had some mizzle and drizzle today too!
    I did take in some purple Hyacinths in today. Three are enough – they have a powerful sent!

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      1. The ‘sky’ fell trough most of last night – I hope it wasn’t snow in your area!! It really is nice to finally see bits of maple leaves unfurl. 😀


  3. Cold and wet? No, thank you! Your poem is beautiful and makes me very happy I live in South Florida. Lol! Good luck on writing 30 poems in 30 days. It technically sounds easier than NaNoWriMo, but I know what goes into writing a poem, so it truly can be a challenge. 🙂

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