Daily haiku

Daily haiku

the doldrums... still winds of summer clouds hover © Colleen M. Chesebro

Daily haiku

Daily haiku 2: 8/8/2021

new moon magic... the Lion's gate portal opens Sirius rises © Colleen M. Chesebro Read about the opening of the Lion's Gate Portal HERE.

Daily haiku

Daily haiku

summer rain... the scent of roses taste of sadness © Colleen M. Chesebro

My Poetry

Poet’s Choice

This week, Tanka Tuesday is Poet's Choice. That means we can write freestyle poetry, syllabic poetry, and prose poetry. It's a first for this challenge, as my first poetic love has always been Japanese poetry, like haiku and tanka. I want this challenge to be inclusive, so once a month let's branch out and try… Continue reading Poet’s Choice

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 233, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! You guys have been killing it in the poetry department!! It's the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It's up to you! WAIT... Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic poetry? Find an image… Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 233, #POET’SCHOICE

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 232, #SPECIFICFORM

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. But let's do something different this time. First, choose your favorite syllabic poetry form. Write your poem. Next, give your poem some different characteristics to make it something different. You can change… Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 232, #SPECIFICFORM

My Poetry

#solo-renga, #haiku, #tanka

For Frank Tassone's challenge, I used the kigo "midsummer rain" for challenge #195 to write a solo renga: midsummer rain flows rivulets run down the street rainbow slicks glisten the heady scent of wet earth moisture adds a second skin © 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro For challenge #196, "summer moon (natsu no tsuki) / Strawberry… Continue reading #solo-renga, #haiku, #tanka

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 231, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Jules from last month's challenge picked the theme. This month's theme is: "Discovery" On the Monday before the next challenge, I'll select someone to choose next month's theme. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your… Continue reading WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 231, #THEMEPROMPT

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 230 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Welcome! Check out the main menu item: Poetry Book Publishing Links to find poetry book publishing links, including links to literary journals and poetry magazines accepting submissions of poetry. I update these links (sometimes daily) as I find more publishing opportunities. If you know of a link to add to this list, let… Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 230 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

My Poetry

“#Michigan #Gardening,” #haibun

Silver Moon ClematisDaylilydaylilies & CoreopsisEarly Cerise PhloxEnglish lavender & Red Razzmatazz daylily & Pardon Me DaylilyEnglish lavender & Dragon's Blood Sedum I feel great satisfaction in the planting and growing of perennials. They become my offspring, a by-product of the energy I infuse into the plants to grow and become strong. Each season, I fuss… Continue reading “#Michigan #Gardening,” #haibun