Opaque Reflections

I’ve still not caught up from the two weeks off. On Monday, the bathroom renovations kickoff… I’ll sneak in this haiku for #TankaTuesday which features a color and weather! “Opaque reflections” refer to hazy skies… it’s a stretch for weather, I know. See what happens when you get out of practice? 💜

opaque reflections
echoes of a summer sky
purple iris bloom

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  1. Pretty poetry, pretty picture! <3

  2. Gorgeous photo and poem

  3. I think opaque works for weather. Gorgeous photo!

  4. I think it’s a beautiful poem, Colleen! 🙂

  5. What a beautiful setting. I think we can feel what the weather is like in your words. (K)

  6. Beautiful, Colleen. Good luck with your renovation, always a frantic time. Toni x

  7. This is just so tranquil 💜

  8. You’re not “out of practice”, IMO. Beautifully written, haiku, Colleen! ❤️

  9. Pingback: Word Craft Poetry#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 279 | #Color/Weather Syllabic Poetry

  10. No surprise captured perfectly Colleen ♥

  11. My love get no bounds ❤️

  12. D.L. Finn, Author

    Nothing like a beautiful iris bloom xo

  13. A good stretch.

    Turns out one out of for house projects will start near the end of the month.
    Hoping others might start earlier…

    Good luck with your home projects 🙂

  14. Beautiful Sis. And somehow it seems we are never caught up anymore <3

  15. Simply beautiful. x

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