Daily haiku ~ the river

summer clouds— kayakers floating the river © Colleen M. Chesebro I’m with the grand-dogs this weekend on the Grand River. It’s always so beautiful and peaceful here. I’m working on haiku imagery. The idea is to connect emotions by associating two or more images together in strange and unusual ways…. Continue reading

#Michigan Woods, #Tanka

soft winds rustle leaves below the green canopy blue jay’s whisper song recalls wild fairy dances, lush mushrooms—and dreams of sky © 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro This is your friendly reminder that the Word Weaving Poetry Journal is accepting submissions until July 15, 2021. We publish haiku, senryu, haiga, gogyohka,… Continue reading

“Spring in Michigan” #Haiku Sequence, #NaPoWritMo

I missed a couple days of NaPoWritMo day 19 and my poem-a-day practice due to a packed schedule. I hope to make it up with a glimpse of my afternoon, seen from the upstairs window… spring thunder clouds, opaque and dark sky grumbles cold rain falls… petal confetti litters wet… Continue reading

“Spring Sunbeams,” #haiku, #NaPoWritMo

It’s day 14 of NaPoWritMo and my Poem-a-Day practice. I’m sure you’re tired of seeing these white pear tree blossoms, but they are so spectacular. My camera does not do them justice. I think I caught a faery glimmer in the trees. Do you see it? spring sunbeam… white blossoms… Continue reading

“White Blossoms,” Day 13: #NaPoWritMo, #haiku

My neighborhood glows with white blossoms from the Bradford Pear trees that line our streets. It’s spectacular! The ground is covered in a white skiff of petals, and it looks like it snowed! This afternoon the wind grew cold and gusty… just like a typical Michigan spring day. I’ll take… Continue reading

“Humid Spring,” Badger hexastich trio, #NaPoWritMo

I had forgotten how humid it can be in Michigan… Today; the humidity rolled in from Lady Lake Michigan and the rainy day bloomed as we headed into the afternoon. So for my Poem-a-day practice, I described the approach of the afternoon rain. It’s day 8 on NaPoWritMo, but I’m… Continue reading

“The Neighborhood,” #Haibun, #FlashFiction

The February 25 2021, Carrot Ranch flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word frozen. It can be descriptive, character focused, action driven. Go out onto the ice and find a frozen story. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by March 2,… Continue reading