I can’t help myself. I’ve got to try this KindKu poetry form again from the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal. Click the link to find the challenge #4 writing prompt. Of course, I’ve combined it with my own Tanka Tuesday challenge where the theme… Continue Reading ““Map to Love,” #KindKu”
Aishwarya, from Kitty’s Verses, picked an excellent photo for this month’s photo prompt. There is so much to write about. I chose to write a senryu this week. Senryu are untitled, but for this challenge we use titles to keep our posts straight. I… Continue Reading ““You Can’t Go Home Again,” #Senryu”
As my Sister of the Fey, Debby Gies said to me, “Oy Vey, what a week it’s been! I apologize for all the blog craziness. WordPress is working through the issues and my posts have migrated over from the business plan. I’m still missing… Continue Reading “Blog Update 8/6/2020: “Cantaloupe” #haiku”
This haiku sequence is for dVerse (Frank Tassone is hosting) and for Tanka Tuesday using the inspirational theme quote from Sue Vincent: “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman… Continue Reading ““A Season of Trees,” #haiku sequence”
I’m jumping into Frank Tassone’s Haikai Poetry Challenge. This week’s rules are below: Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, Senryu, haibun, Tanka, Haiga, renga, etc) that alludes to waterfall (taki). Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem of your… Continue Reading “Waterfalls, #Haiku”
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”
“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”
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”
“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.