NaPoWritMo

“Outside My Window,” #Cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

Day 29 of NaPoWritMo: "And now, for our prompt (optional, as always). This one is called “in the window.” Imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene. It could be your childhood neighbor’s workshop, or a window looking into an alien spaceship. Maybe a window looking into a witch’s gingerbread cottage,… Continue reading “Outside My Window,” #Cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

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“My Muse,” #NaPoWritMo #Badger Hexastich

The NaPoWritMo prompt for today is: "Our prompt today (optional, as always), is to write a poem that poses a series of questions. The questions could be a mix of the serious (“What is the meaning of life?”) and humorous (“What’s the deal with cats knocking things off tables?”), the interruptive (“Could you repeat that?”)… Continue reading “My Muse,” #NaPoWritMo #Badger Hexastich

My Poetry

“The Happiness of Flowers,” #Butterfly #Cinquain

Here's a butterfly cinquain for our Tanka Tuesday theme of flowers, and why we love a certain one best. I can't say that I have a favorite flower. I really love them all. If I had to choose, it would be the daylily. It's a hardy plant that can stand the harsh Michigan winters and… Continue reading “The Happiness of Flowers,” #Butterfly #Cinquain

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“Lilacs at Dawn,” Crapsey #cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

Image by 8926 from Pixabay The neighbor's lilacs are blooming outside our bedroom window. The bush almost reaches the second floor. Today, I honor the lilac with a Crapsey cinquain (2-4-6-8-2) for my Poem-a-Day practice and NaPoWritMo. April is almost finished... "Lilacs at Dawn" spring dawn purple lilacs trip the light fantastic petals perfume the… Continue reading “Lilacs at Dawn,” Crapsey #cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

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“American Carnage,” #MirrorCinquain, #NaPoWritMo, #PhotoPrompt, #TankaTuesday

This week, Anita Dawes selected the photo for the Ekphrastic photo prompt challenge on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. The two cinquains will also take care of my poem-a-day commitment for yesterday and today, including NaPoWritMo. I missed the opportunity to post this on Earth Day as was my intent. It's been a busy week.… Continue reading “American Carnage,” #MirrorCinquain, #NaPoWritMo, #PhotoPrompt, #TankaTuesday

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“The Editing Blues,” Double #shadorma, #NaPoWritMo

It's day 21 (has it been that long?) of NaPoWritMo and I've been dug down deep in my editing den... Word Craft: Prose & Poetry will become a reality soon. This is the general direction of the book cover. I know there will be changes. Wendy Anne Darling, a dear friend, is making the cover.… Continue reading “The Editing Blues,” Double #shadorma, #NaPoWritMo

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“Barely Spring,” (haru asashi)

Just a quick haiku today for #NaPoWritMo and my April Poem a day! It's been a busy day of editing, book releases, and more! "Barely Spring" shallow spring Michigan winds howl cold seeps in ©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro NO snow— just sunshine and biting winds!

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“Michigan’s Grip on Spring,” #Sijo, #NaPoWritMo

Day 20 NaPoWritMo: This is an unusual syllabic form. I found myself writing sentences... I'm not sure I like that style... but here is what a Sijo is according to the guide: Sijo are written in three lines, each averaging 14-16 syllables for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line is written in four groups… Continue reading “Michigan’s Grip on Spring,” #Sijo, #NaPoWritMo

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“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 streets redbird squawks nest torn… Continue reading “Spring in Michigan” #Haiku Sequence, #NaPoWritMo

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Happy 36th Anniversary #Tanka Prose, #NaPoWritMo

Ron & Colleen - Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, April 16, 1985 Love is not as straightforward as candlelight and roses… we forged our love from the hard times and the good times. It's the day-to-day living, the time given to each other, and the times spent with open arms and a giving heart. Love and… Continue reading Happy 36th Anniversary #Tanka Prose, #NaPoWritMo