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Monday Morning Musing, haibun

This morning, a heavy gray pallor hems the edge of the sky to the woods. I hear no birdsong, no mourning dove calls, no chattering squirrels—only silence. The scent of autumn tickles my nose as the aroma of dew-clad grass greets me. A delicate breeze stirs the leaves, gray green with age; they rasp together… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing, haibun

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#TankaTuesday Haiku: Color Poetry

maple leaves on the green grass stippled with autumn © Colleen M. Chesebro In Haiku: A Poet's Guide by Lee Gurga, explains why we don't use similes or metaphors in haiku because "...figurative images present things not as they are in themselves but in relation to something else." He adds: "Nouns are the meat of… Continue reading #TankaTuesday Haiku: Color Poetry

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dVerse: Choices

 Christopher Reilley is the host at dVerse with the theme of choices. Here's my shadorma. My local supermarket carries everything! Photo by Meruyert Gonullu on Pexels.com rug shopping so many colors styles galore wool, braided woven—too many choices I bought cake instead © Colleen M. Chesebro

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#TankaTuesday, haiku, #ShareYourDay

For #TankaTuesday, it's #Share Your Day. My neighbor's sunflowers caught my attention, but before I could grab a photo, they'd cut them down. The tall stalks wilted against the heat of the Michigan summer. I chose the kigo season word: sunflower (himawari, late summer). This is a flower that blooms where I live in Michigan in… Continue reading #TankaTuesday, haiku, #ShareYourDay

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Haibun (Tuesday): Give Me Shelter-dVerse

Mish is over at dVerse for haibun Monday, which I'm writing today... a day late. She says: "Michelle Beauchamp here, (aka Mish) happy to be your host as we blend prose and poetry into Matsuo Basho’s famous form. You can explore more about Basho here." Mish asks us to incorporate the theme of “shelter” into our… Continue reading Haibun (Tuesday): Give Me Shelter-dVerse

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Daily Haiku

A haiku to celebrate the approaching change of the seasons. The kigo is new coolness, shinryoo, early autumn. Photo by Yulia Ilina on Pexels.com dew-shine sparkles new coolness descends brown leaves crackle © Colleen M. Chesebro

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“Lessons From Nature,” senryu

Sarah selected the theme of "Lessons from Nature" for this week's #TankaTuesday theme prompt. The other morning, as I stood by the back door drinking coffee... I spied an animal I've never encountered before. Hey! I'm a city girl. What can I say? My neighbors have dogs, so I sent out an alert in our… Continue reading “Lessons From Nature,” senryu

phases of the moon
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The Rhythm of Life, #haiku, #TankaTuesday

#TankaTuesday this week was an ekphrastic challenge. Reena Saxena provided a piece of her artwork. Great news, our accurate syllable counter is rebranded as https://www.traveldailylife.com/syllables/. I'll add this update to our next challenge. moon tracks through the sky nature sings in bright patterns the rhythm of life © Colleen M. Chesebro

unrecognizable couple near bonfire on coast at night sky
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Summer Magic, #TankaTuesday, #SpecificForm

This week, I finally found the time to write my poem for #TankaTuesday. The bathrooms are now a finished project! We even found time yesterday, to the paint the bare wood around the bottom of the deck. We hope to put up some plastic trellis around the base before summer's end. Chloe approves! It's small… Continue reading Summer Magic, #TankaTuesday, #SpecificForm

blue sky and white clouds
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“Blue of Pure Mind,” chōka & hanka

Image by Peter Lomas from Pixabay the blue throat chakra... a nexus to the divine blue hues of heaven serene, calm, tranquility found in a blue sky, slow down, make time to be still listen to your voice obey the stillness within blue the color of pure mind uncluttered by thoughts in silence, one can… Continue reading “Blue of Pure Mind,” chōka & hanka