Happy Spring Equinox, double shadorma

day and night now, equal in length— a stasis between the light and the darkness, it's time... focus on balance call upon self-control, good will— let peace and quietude return to comfort our souls © Colleen M. Chesebro

Spring Cleaning, haiku

Mark from Naturalist Weekly offers an amazing weekly haiku challenge. This week’s haiku invitation is to write a haiku or senryu that references spring insects.   Brown marmorated stink bug spring cleaning chores sweeping winter out the door stink bugs really stink © Colleen M. Chesebro Every spring (it's too cold here in Michigan for the… Continue reading Spring Cleaning, haiku

Water Lily Pond, haiku #TankaTuesday

For #TankaTuesday this week, our words to find synonyms for were: spring & green. I used tender for green, and the word budding for spring. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com buoyant tender shoots on a water lily pond reflections budding © Colleen M. Chesebro Judy Mastrangelo's inspirational oracle cards, Dream Your Joy, inspired this haiku.

Gramma’s House, #99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch March 13, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a place where children once played. It can be a field, a playground, or any place that attracted children to play. But now it is empty. Abandoned. Go where the prompt leads! Submit by March 18, 2022.… Continue reading Gramma’s House, #99-Word Story

“Namaste,” Prosery

**dVERSE Announcement**REMINDER! Two chances to join OLN LIVE this month!Thursday, March 16, from 3 to 4 PM ESTAND Saturday, March 18, from 10 to 11 AM EST.You may still link one poem as usual for OLN (Open Link Night) even if you do not attend a live session. I've been attending the Saturday sessions and… Continue reading “Namaste,” Prosery

Green Water Runs Deep, Abhanga

This week's #TankaTuesday photo prompt from Terri Webster Schrandt is a beauty! Terri says: “This is a photo of Nine Mile Falls, after which our little community is named.  I captured this last March when the water district let out the water of the Spokane River to create Lake Spokane. When you drive by, the mist… Continue reading Green Water Runs Deep, Abhanga

The Thin Space, #99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch March 6, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about Gloria. You can name a character that comes to you as Gloria or you can interpret the Laura Branigan song into a story. What image comes to you? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by March 11,… Continue reading The Thin Space, #99-Word Story

Colleen’s Kindle: February 2023 Reads: The Rhe Brewster Mysteries, by N.A. Granger

Let me introduce you to some KU novels I absolutely loved reading last month! I'm behind in reviews... I hope to catch up soon. ❤ Click the image to visit the book on Amazon.com. Check out all the books!! https://amzn.to/3HTne4X My REVIEW of Death in a Red Canvas Chair: A Rhe Brewster Mystery (Rhe Brewster… Continue reading Colleen’s Kindle: February 2023 Reads: The Rhe Brewster Mysteries, by N.A. Granger

Syllabic Poetry Taco Dip

This week's Carrot Ranch Literary community challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a golden onion. Any golden onion. One planted or harvested. An onion chopped for a meal. How can you use an onion as a prop in a character’s hand? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by March… Continue reading Syllabic Poetry Taco Dip

Tax Season Blues, haibun

Various tax forms litter my desk in neat piles. It's my least favorite time of year—tax season. Every year, the forms change. My eyes are weary and my head is numb. It's been a Monday. I'm finished with this day. Outside my window, night settles. half-moon smiles velvet streets blossom in shadows © Colleen M.… Continue reading Tax Season Blues, haibun