Colleen’s Happy Halloween Coffee Klatch: The Hat Series with @Virgilante

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Halloween edition of Colleen's Coffee Klatch. Since at least 2016, C. S. Boyack has spent every Halloween with me on the blog. He usually has a new book to discuss, and this year is no different. Before I go on, please know the Coffee Klatch posts have moved to my … Continue reading Colleen’s Happy Halloween Coffee Klatch: The Hat Series with @Virgilante

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 295 |#ThemePrompt

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, using the theme from Anita: 🔮What You Wish For🔮 Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: (I fixed Padre's link) 1.ben Alexander 6.Reena Saxena 11.Elizabeth 2.Padre 7.AJ 12.Cheryl 3.Anita … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 295 |#ThemePrompt

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 295, 10/25/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Anita Dawes selected this month's theme: 🔮 What You Wish For? 🔮 Use the theme above to write your choice of syllabic poem. Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 295, 10/25/22, #THEMEPROMPT

Special Thank You’s

We belong to one of the best poetry communities around... did you know that? Through the years, I've developed friendships that I really treasure. We all learn together too, which is something I truly love. Today, I want to thank two friends for their friendship and for sharing their love of poetry with me. First … Continue reading Special Thank You’s

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 294 |#PhotoPrompt

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. © Lisa Fox: Felt Mansion This week, our challenge was to write a syllabic poem using the image provided by Lisa Fox. I liked … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 294 |#PhotoPrompt

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 294, 10/18/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Lisa from TaoTalk, provided the photo for this month's challenge: © Lisa Fox, Felt Mansion Lisa said she took this image at the Felt Mansion (western Michigan) in 2020. With Halloween just around the corner, the stark imagery in this … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 294, 10/18/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 293 | #SpecificForm-Troiku

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.ladyleemanila9.Li/ Lisa17.Kerfe2.ben Alexander10.Balroop Singh18.theindieshe3.Jude11.The Versesmith19.Colleen M. Chesebro4.Paula Light12.Anita Dawes20.Annette Rochelle Aben5.Laura McHarrie13.Gwen Plano21.Ruth Klein6.Reena Saxena14.s. s.22.You're next!7.Willowdot2115.Pat  8.sillyfrog16.Jules   The … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 293 | #SpecificForm-Troiku

Colleen’s Coffee Klatch: Erik Tyler, @BestAdviceSoFar

Hello everyone! Welcome to Colleen's Coffee Klatch. Where I grew up, the Kaffee klatsch was all the rage. Folks (mostly women) would get together, share a cup of coffee, and catch up on their lives. Before I go on, please know the Coffee Klatch posts have moved to my author blog HERE, but I'm posting … Continue reading Colleen’s Coffee Klatch: Erik Tyler, @BestAdviceSoFar

Reshare: hokku by Bashō

From Hokku: Writing through the Seasons I'm fascinated by this new site that teaches us about hokku through translations in English. I've included his most recent post and his explanation of Daoku! 💜 Meet David: "This site was initially devoted to information on how to write contemporary hokku in English. Then, I decided to widen … Continue reading Reshare: hokku by Bashō

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 293, #SpecificForm: Troiku

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Kerfe Roig to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the Troiku. FAST FACTS The Troiku is a form created by Chèvrefeuille at https://carpediemtroikuworld.blogspot.com/2015/10/welcome.html. The example for the Troiku (no kigo required in this form) example follows: First haiku: seeking knowledgegetting deeper … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 293, #SpecificForm: Troiku