The Colors of Spring, haiku sequence #TankaTuesday

white printed paper with four white roses

the smell of spring…green grassesundulate and wave daffodil—alone in a fieldmellow yellow thin mistgray clouds mirrorreflections green leaf budsdrawing down the moonat twilight forsythiayellow petals fallin the mud pear blossoms—the goddess’ white tearsspring hoarfrost For #TankaTuesday, I wrote a series of haiku. This week we were to use color in… Continue reading

Mutable Energy

This week’s theme for #TankaTuesday is “transitions.” Many thanks to Ken Gierke (Rivrvlogr) for his brilliant choice of theme. Today, I notice how the weather has become changeable, with mutable energy; one minute it feels like spring, the next it’s wintery cold. Around me, I see how people’s moods now shift… Continue reading

“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… 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

“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!… Continue reading

“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… Continue reading

“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! <3 Continue reading

“Spring,” A Diatelle

For Tanka Tuesday – I tried the Diatelle… finally! End rhymes have never been my favorite. I prefer the subtleness of haiku or tanka with the revelation that grabs you! Truthfully, I found it difficult to find the right word, as the rhyme dictated my choices. However, I enjoyed the… Continue reading

Discussion: Renga, Solo-Renga, Solo No Renga, or Tanka? “The Feel of Spring,” Solo renga

For my weekly poetry challenge post this week, let’s discuss the Japanese form called the Renga. By the way, this syllable counting site rocks: writerlywords.com. How Many Syllables.com seems to have been hacked this week, along with my social media email. What a mess! Renga… You’ll hear this term in… Continue reading

“Honoring the First Day of Spring,” A #Double Etheree

For my poetry challenge this week, I chose the words, Vernal Equinox for spring, and chant(ing) for sing. Considering we also have a full moon tonight, I can’t wait to see what blows in on the wind. To celebrate this first day of spring, I’d like to introduce you to… Continue reading