“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

“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

“Sweet” #Abhanga, #NaPoWritMo

When I wake up in the morning, one of the first things I do, after I kiss my husband good morning, is to grab a cup of coffee. Then, I go to Facebook to see what lovely photo Merril D. Smith has shared for the day. Today's photo was spectacular! I was so inspired I … Continue reading “Sweet” #Abhanga, #NaPoWritMo

“Spring Again,” #haiku, #NaPoWritMo

Well... I blew it! I missed yesterday for my Poem-a-Day practice along with NaPoWritMo. But I have the best excuse. It was a beautiful day, and I spent much of it outside with my husband enjoying the weather. Sometimes it's better to live in the moment. So, I offer two haiku today to catch up. … Continue reading “Spring Again,” #haiku, #NaPoWritMo

“Spring Blessings,” #haiku, #NaPoWritMo, #spring

Today, we finished the last of our indoor house painting... I'm so glad to be done! Let's celebrate Spring! cold rain falls— tulips bloom in splendor spring blessings ©2012 Colleen M. Chesebro It's day three of my haiku mindfulness journey! Happy Easter! ❤

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 128 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? I'm still working on my new book... so yes, I'm still dancing with the unicorns. Here are your two words for this week: Spring & Sing HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 128 #SynonymsOnly

Beltane’s Song – A #Haibun #Tanka #flashfiction

       I'm short on time today because I played in the dirt yesterday, so I'm combining my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge with the Carrot Ranch.com flash fiction challenge, with those rules below. Click HERE to learn more about this week's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. May 3, 2018, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words … Continue reading Beltane’s Song – A #Haibun #Tanka #flashfiction

Longing for Spring – A #Haiku

Snow crystals glisten - beneath the vault of heaven spring still has not sprung. © 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro Enter the world of the swamp fairy and learn about the Calcite fairy stone. Available on: Amazon Kindle Amazon Paperback Goodreads Universal book link

Waiting for Spring – A #Tanka

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I tweaked the prompt word of "clouds" to "shroud," and I left the word "spring." Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can alter the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. Don't be afraid to … Continue reading Waiting for Spring – A #Tanka