#solo-renga, #haiku, #tanka

For Frank Tassone's challenge, I used the kigo "midsummer rain" for challenge #195 to write a solo renga: midsummer rain flows rivulets run down the street rainbow slicks glisten the heady scent of wet earth moisture adds a second skin © 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro For challenge #196, "summer moon (natsu no tsuki) / Strawberry … Continue reading #solo-renga, #haiku, #tanka

#Fairy #Tarot Friday—Ten of Autumn, #chōka

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I'll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our … Continue reading #Fairy #Tarot Friday—Ten of Autumn, #chōka

Oracle Poetry

I'm tired today and have decided to take the day off. First, I had to pay a visit to the Oracle at magneticpoetry.com. I decided to let the words fall where they may...

“Midsummer’s Eve Magic,” Chōka-like

Artwork credit: Kerfe Roig Kerfe shared a breathtaking piece of art she created for our Tanka Tuesday challenge this week. I saw so much magic in this piece. The Summer Solstice is right around the corner! Can you feel it? A note about the chōka form. The nine-line chōka (5-7-5-7-5-7-5-7-7) should be unrhymed... but for … Continue reading “Midsummer’s Eve Magic,” Chōka-like

“New Beginnings,” #flashfiction

June 10, 2021, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a new way to office. Has the office changed? Can we return to normal after big changes or time away? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by June 15, 2021. "New Beginnings" "Hello, Judith? Gather the … Continue reading “New Beginnings,” #flashfiction

Magnetic #Tanka

I dipped into the oracle again today. I love the randomness of the words. The Summer Solstice approaches! Blessed BE! from ghost dance rhythm sacred perfume smoke lingers magic remembers champagne desire—wild women, secret poetry and sky ©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

“#Michigan #Gardening,” #haibun

Silver Moon ClematisDaylilydaylilies & CoreopsisEarly Cerise PhloxEnglish lavender & Red Razzmatazz daylily & Pardon Me DaylilyEnglish lavender & Dragon's Blood Sedum I feel great satisfaction in the planting and growing of perennials. They become my offspring, a by-product of the energy I infuse into the plants to grow and become strong. Each season, I fuss … Continue reading “#Michigan #Gardening,” #haibun

Summer Love, #shadorma

Merril D. Smith writes an "Oracle" inspired poem every Saturday. This week, I thought I would jump into some magnetic poetry to see what I could come up with. Susan Joy Clark also joined in. © 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro You can find the Magnetic Poetry Oracle HERE. You receive a random set of words … Continue reading Summer Love, #shadorma

Catching Up & a haiku

The last six months have been a whirlwind! We packed up and moved cross country from Arizona to Michigan in January—during a pandemic, no less. Once here, we tackled as many fixer-upper issues as we could in the new house. This will be a process. The dates we received from our contractor have us at … Continue reading Catching Up & a haiku