Sally Cronin provided this week’s image for our Photo Prompt challenge. Today, I want to talk about using metaphors in your poetry. First, let’s discuss what a metaphor is. The Grammarly blog explains that “a metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an… Continue Reading ““Swift Unbridled Sea,” #haiku, & A Discussion of Using Implied Metaphors in Haiku”
I’ve wanted to try this new poetry challenge offered by Auroras & Blossoms poetry journal in the post below. It’s the “Dawn,” Prompt, created by Cendrine & David. Here is the link to the words in the song: https://genius.com/Leigh-nash-nervous-in-the-light-of-dawn-lyrics which serve as the inspiration… Continue Reading ““All Forgiven in a Day,” #kindku “Dawn””
Anita Dawes provided this week’s #SynonymsOnly poetry challenge words: blessed & hex. These are excellent opposites to work with in a longer poem featuring one or more stanzas. Unfortunately, my time was limited this week by all kinds of minor niggling issues. Yet, I still… Continue Reading ““Freyja,” #Shadorma #poetry”
Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana contains… Continue Reading “#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ July 17, 2020”
“Stone Ghosts” stone ghosts—the false idolsof a treasonous pastdedicated to slaveryhatefultokens of white supremacythe darkness of death waits—Patriarchyshattered ©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro Today, I heard the phrase, “stone ghosts” and felt compelled to put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard). The name… Continue Reading ““Stone Ghosts” – A #ButterflyCinquain”
Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana contains… Continue Reading “#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ July 10, 2020”
I haven’t taken part in my own poetry challenge for a couple of weeks. I’m getting down to the nitty gritty on Word Craft ~ the Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry and I’m still hunting for a few poetry forms. So, this double nonet… Continue Reading “Be Careful What You Wish For… #Double Nonet”
Welcome back to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana… Continue Reading “#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ July 3, 2020”
I’m in the home stretch of finishing Word Craft – Prose & Poetry, my How-To book on how to write syllabic poetry for beginners. In the meantime, my #Fairy #Tarot #Friday readings have been put on hold. But, never fear… Jan Sikes is here… Continue Reading “#TarotTuesday – The World – Writing and Music: Jan Sikes”
This is a re-blog of D.L. Finn’s post, below. I was honored and thrilled for my book, Fairies, Myths, and Magic ~ A Summer Celebration, to make Denise’s “Books that Changed Me,” Summer edition list. There are other authors and books listed as well.… Continue Reading ““Books That Changed Me”– 2020 Summer Edition! @ColleenChesebro @dehauthor @jhawker69 @boom_lyn – Author D.L. Finn”
“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
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Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre flash fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems.” She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com. In 2020, she won first place in the Carrot Ranch Folk Tale or Fable category, with her story called “Why Wolf Howls at the Moon.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.