Time Marches On, senryū

For #TankaTuesday this week, I thought it would be fun to write senryū. Senryū is a Japanese form similar to haiku: three lines with a s-l-s syllable count up to 17 syllables. Senryū are written about human foibles, while haiku are more nature related. Senryū can be cynical or humorous. This poem makes the human, not the world around them,… Continue reading Time Marches On, senryū

#ShareYourDay: #TankaTuesday

I'm spending the day dog sitting for our son from another mother, Dustin, while he attends his grandmother's funeral. Dustin actually wrote a poem for his grandmother. 💜 It's a chilly Michigan day at the Grand River. Here's a double cinquain to memorialize my #MichiganLife: winter birds congregate around the bird feeder woodpeckers, chickadees, blue… Continue reading #ShareYourDay: #TankaTuesday

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

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

#Michigan Woods, #Tanka

soft winds rustle leaves below the green canopy blue jay's whisper song recalls wild fairy dances, lush mushrooms—and dreams of sky © 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro This is your friendly reminder that the Word Weaving Poetry Journal is accepting submissions until July 15, 2021. We publish haiku, senryu, haiga, gogyohka, tanka, tanka prose, haibun, cinquain… Continue reading #Michigan Woods, #Tanka

“The Neighborhood,” #Haibun, #FlashFiction

The February 25 2021, Carrot Ranch flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word frozen. It can be descriptive, character focused, action driven. Go out onto the ice and find a frozen story. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by March 2, 2021. "The Neighborhood," Haibun (99… Continue reading “The Neighborhood,” #Haibun, #FlashFiction