Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I tweaked the prompt word of “fire” to “fiery,” and I left the word “rain.” Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can alter the meaning… Continue Reading “A #Colorado Spring – A #Tanka”
I had to share my great news! I never win at contests or drawings… but today I did! I won an Amazon Gift Card! Author, Lorinda J. Taylor Meet Lorinda J. Taylor, the author of: The Termite Queen, Vol I, The Speaking of the… Continue Reading “I WON!”
Just as I promised back in early June, here is the status of my Colorado gardening experiment. The other day, we got this cool sign to hang in our living room. I really love it! I am learning much about the climate and elevation.… Continue Reading “Colorado Garden Update July 2016”
It’s the time of the week I love! The RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #103 Summer&Fun! This week the words are summer and fun. Early summer in Colorado has been spectacular. The days are warm, and the nights are cool. We have only used… Continue Reading “The Summer Heat Descends – A Haiku”
Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – Distance is all about choosing a photo that shows an object that is in the distance. Maybe it’s a building or a wonderful view that contains an interesting object or scene that, although it is in the distance,… Continue Reading “Distance… Over Yonder!”
Hats come in all sorts of shapes and styles and, for this week’s challenge, Hugh would like to see what hats you can share with us. Maybe it’s the baseball cap you wear to protect the top of your head from the sun or a… Continue Reading “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 24 – Hats”
For this week’s photo challenge from Hugh’s Views and News, we are to show what “Group” means to you. Maybe it’s a pop group or a group of people all of whom have something in common? Maybe it’s a group of animals or a… Continue Reading “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 22 – “Group””
Hugh, from Hugh’s Views and News, asked for examples of solitude. That I got… Solitude at Pensacola Beach Solitude along a country road The solitude of a Colorado Highway I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of solitude. Many thanks to Hugh for sponsoring such… Continue Reading “Solitude – Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge”
Hugh, from Hugh’s Views and News, asks us to share a funny or strange sign in his photo challenge this week: This is a photo of our second oldest daughter, Mary pointing to the sign above which reads, “Batteries for Everything!” We had a… Continue Reading “Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 7 – Funny or Strange Signs”
A coating of snow and frost on our oak tree Nature’s artwork is amazing! More snow predicted for tonight! We are loving this weather! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks for stopping by,
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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 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, shadorma, Badger’s hexastich, Abhanga, and diatelle poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems,” and in various other online publications. She’s won many awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly 99-word flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com, an online writing community. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for Carrot Ranch. Colleen has published 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. Colleen Chesebro’s poetry blog is called Word Craft – Prose & Poetry at https://wordcraftpoetry.com/ Her author blog is found at https://colleenchesebro.com where you will find her poetry and short stories.