Time Shifting, #haiku

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My oldest daughter turned 44 today. Somehow that number doesn’t seem right… time slip-slides away yesterdays, now tomorrows don’t forget to laugh © Colleen M. Chesebro Continue reading

Rain Dance

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There’s a crackle in the air— the static buzz of a summer storm brooding in the sky Summer storms are magical… I like to dance in the summer rain unlike the winter rain, when I hide indoors away from the biting cold and wet. Today dark clouds build in the… Continue reading

“Sweet Cherry Pie,” 99-Word Story

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The Carrot Ranch, July 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story sweet as cherries. It can be about the fruit or something cherries represent. Why is it sweet? Can you use contrast to draw out the beauty? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by… Continue reading

“The Longest Day,” Arquain

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This week for #TankaTuesday (click the link to join in the challenge) Harmony selected the theme of “the longest day.” I chose the Arquain form found on the Poetscollective.org. The Arquain is written in three stanzas, with the following syllable count per stanza: 1, 2, 3, 4 for the first… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 282, 7/26/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Harmony selected this month’s theme. This month’s theme is: “The Longest Day” Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables: Not sure how to write… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 281 | #PhotoPrompt, #Ekphrastic

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1. Reena Saxena 7. Jules 13. Ruth Klein 2. willowdot21 8…. Continue reading

“Dreaming” 99-Word Story

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The Carrot Ranch, July 18, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about floating. Who is floating, where, and in what? Is the floating real or felt internally? Whatever floats your boat, go where the prompt leads! Submit by July 23, 2022. Find the RULES… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 281, 7/19/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Willow provided the photo for this month’s challenge. Now, we can see this is a statue, so get creative and think about what this statue could represent. Think about imagery and symbolism… then select a form… Continue reading

⭐️#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 280, #SpecificForm: Lanturne or Lanterne

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. It’s been a crazy week! Our bathroom renovations are coming along nicely. The contractor is working hard to get… Continue reading

“Prosper,” lanterne series

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The #TankaTuesday challenge this week was to write a lanterne poem series. This is shape poetry and looks best centered on the page. It’s a cinquain (five lines) which comprises syllables of 1, 2, 3, 4, 1. I didn’t care for the structure of the lanterne given by Antonia Sorin,… Continue reading