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.

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winter sun sparkles reflections shift on the wall cat chasing shadows © Colleen M. Chesebro

Contrasts: Cold & Hot, haiku

This week’s haiku invitation from the Naturalist Weekly is to write a haiku or senryu that contrasts hot and cold.  Check out the post Micro-Season: “The Springwater Holds Warmth” (2023) and learn more about writing haiku. cold morning walk—last fall's leaves blowingin my coffee © Colleen M. Chesebro

January Predictions

In January, the soothsayers emerge to remind us of who we are—frail humans who sometimes lose their way. Nostradamus, Baba Vanga—the prophets of doom contemplate the world's events still to unfold in 2023. From solar storms, nuclear explosions, and an impending invasion from aliens, the seers share their visions of the cataclysmic destruction of the… Continue reading January Predictions

Autumn Snow, haiku

I've been working on my newest book, Fairies, Myths, & Magic II—A Winter Celebration... time gets aways from me. I can't believe it's Thursday! So here's a haiku of what I see outside my window: Photo by Andre Moura on Pexels.com deep autumn cold snow clouds build leaves won't let go © Colleen M. Chesebro… Continue reading Autumn Snow, haiku

#WDYS, Challenge #155, haiku

This haiku is for Sadje's What Do You See challenge. Check out her post HERE. Thanks for the inspiration and for hosting Sadje. 🙏🏻 Image credit; Shahzin Shajid @ Unsplash a shared path in mid autumn fog time stands still © Colleen M. Chesebro

“Bittersweet Autumn Memories” haiku

Moonwashed Weekly Prompt – Autumn – October 4, 2022 Go where the challenge leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. To participate, link your blog to mine with a pingback. To do a Pingback: Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of my post) and paste it into… Continue reading “Bittersweet Autumn Memories” haiku

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

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