Waterfalls, #Haiku

I'm jumping into Frank Tassone's Haikai Poetry Challenge. This week's rules are below: Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, Senryu, haibun, Tanka, Haiga, renga, etc) that alludes to waterfall (taki). Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem of your choice.2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.3. pingback … Continue reading Waterfalls, #Haiku

Prayer to the Nature Spirits, #FlashFiction

One of my favorite writing challenges is found at Carrot Ranch.com. Charlie Mills, the lead Buckaroo, shares a weekly challenge by providing a prompt. The Rules are listed in the link below: Challenge RulesA Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge is posted every Thursday. Responses are due by the following Tuesday. Respond by comment or link. On … Continue reading Prayer to the Nature Spirits, #FlashFiction

“Swift Unbridled Sea,” #haiku, & A Discussion of Using Implied Metaphors in Haiku

Sally Cronin provided this week's image for our Photo Prompt challenge. Today, I want to talk about using metaphors in your poetry. First, let's discuss what a metaphor is. The Grammarly blog explains that "a metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in such a way that it isn’t literally … Continue reading “Swift Unbridled Sea,” #haiku, & A Discussion of Using Implied Metaphors in Haiku

“All Forgiven in a Day,” #kindku “Dawn”

I've wanted to try this new poetry challenge offered by Auroras & Blossoms poetry journal in the post below. It's the "Dawn," Prompt, created by Cendrine & David. Here is the link to the words in the song: https://genius.com/Leigh-nash-nervous-in-the-light-of-dawn-lyrics which serve as the inspiration for the poetry you write. First... What Is a Kindku? Auroras … Continue reading “All Forgiven in a Day,” #kindku “Dawn”

“Freyja,” #Shadorma #poetry

Anita Dawes provided this week's #SynonymsOnly poetry challenge words: blessed & hex. These are excellent opposites to work with in a longer poem featuring one or more stanzas. Unfortunately, my time was limited this week by all kinds of minor niggling issues. Yet, I still worked through the problems! I'm happy to announce that I completed … Continue reading “Freyja,” #Shadorma #poetry

“Stone Ghosts” – A #ButterflyCinquain

Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay "Stone Ghosts" stone ghosts—the false idolsof a treasonous pastdedicated to slaveryhatefultokens of white supremacythe darkness of death waits—Patriarchyshattered ©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro Today, I heard the phrase, "stone ghosts" and felt compelled to put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard). The name resonated and touched a chord deep … Continue reading “Stone Ghosts” – A #ButterflyCinquain

Be Careful What You Wish For… #Double Nonet

I haven't taken part in my own poetry challenge for a couple of weeks. I'm getting down to the nitty gritty on Word Craft ~ the Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry and I'm still hunting for a few poetry forms. So, this double nonet will serve as an example to that specific form. I might … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For… #Double Nonet