Lightning, Compression Poetry

This week for #TankaTuesday I've written a Compression poem. It's syllabic: 4, 5, 6, 6, 5, 4 with a rhyme scheme of a, x, a, x, x, a. I'm not sure I could have finished this without the help of the RhymeZone, an excellent word rhyming tool. My goal in 2023 is to work with … Continue reading Lightning, Compression Poetry

Colleen’s Coffee Klatch: Jaye Marie @JayeDawes2

Hello everyone! Welcome to Colleen's Coffee Klatch. Where I grew up, the Kaffee klatsch was all the rage. Folks (mostly women) would get together, share a cup of coffee, and catch up on their lives. Before I go on, please know the Coffee Klatch posts have moved to my author blog HERE, but I'm posting … Continue reading Colleen’s Coffee Klatch: Jaye Marie @JayeDawes2

Colleen’s Kindle: September 2022 Reads, @FineAngeline, @maeclair1, @stacitroilo

I’ve been exploring the Kindle Unlimited offers on Amazon, and I’ve been happy with everything I've found. This has become an affordable way for me to feed my voracious book reading habit. For book reviewers like me, this is also an excellent way to read books. It’s also a great way for authors to up … Continue reading Colleen’s Kindle: September 2022 Reads, @FineAngeline, @maeclair1, @stacitroilo

The Poet-tree, haibun

It's Haibun Monday at dVerse, and I'm a day late... Xenia Tran is our host and she says: For today’s Haibun Monday, you are invited to create a haibun about September and a special moment you experienced during this month or are looking forward to. The prose can be narrative, lyrical or terse and the ku can be … Continue reading The Poet-tree, haibun

New Moon Blessings – Spell for Abundance: (September 2022)

Another reason I recreated my author blog was to share my love for things Pagan, witchy, and wonderful! It's time to get the law of abundance working for you! The September 25, 2022 New Moon in Libra There are so many versions of the New Moon Blessings Abundance spell that no one knows who came … Continue reading New Moon Blessings – Spell for Abundance: (September 2022)

“Green Fire Women”

the universe's sky rhythm cool morning clouds embrace the magic of green fire women as star smoke haunts the velvet night sacred trees remember the wild perfume of you © Colleen M. Chesebro Many thanks to Jane Doughtery for her reminders to consult the oracle for inspiration. 🙏🏻

“The House of the Soul,” butterfly cinquain, #TankaTuesday #PhotoPrompt

Picture credit: Britta Benson. This photograph was taken inside St. Cecilia’s Church (built in 1739), Heusenstamm, Germany.  I know a few of you were upset by this image. So, let's gain some perspective on this sculpture. Britta Benson says: "These skulls are at the bottom of a memorial plaque in the interior of the church. Just … Continue reading “The House of the Soul,” butterfly cinquain, #TankaTuesday #PhotoPrompt

Poetics: haiku, dVerse

Merril is over at dVerse: Here’s what to do:*Write a poem (in any form) in response to the challenge: to pick three or more words from the spice list below to use in your poem. I’ve chosen twenty-five herbs, spices, flavors, and spice combinations—A to Z. Pick at least three for your poem. Use more … Continue reading Poetics: haiku, dVerse

The Ranch Christmas Party, Part One & Two, 99-word stories

The Carrot Ranch September 19, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about mud on the tires. The tires can be from any conveyance or serve as an analogy. How did they get muddy and why? What impact does mud on the tires have on the story (plot) or characters … Continue reading The Ranch Christmas Party, Part One & Two, 99-word stories

Daily haiku, #MichiganLife

My early morning walk shared some late summer bloomers. The brilliant yellow of goldenrod captured my attention. No bird sounds—only a chorus of crickets greeted me. Goldenrod appears in late summer, so this plant denotes the kigo or season word. It's local to my area in Michigan. See how easy it is to create your … Continue reading Daily haiku, #MichiganLife