Quadrille #170: Music is My Refuge

The Songs of the Seasons Winter calls out with blustery winds broken by the silence of pure cold Spring arrives with bird song sweet echoes chanted on the wing Summer comes with the chirping of crickets slumber songs sung Autumn sings dirges as frost-crisped leaves drop from the trees © Colleen M. Chesebro Linda Lee… Continue reading Quadrille #170: Music is My Refuge

“Love’s Reply,” modified-Cadralor & senryū

This week for #TankaTuesday, Terri Webster Schrandt, shared a photo for our inspiration. I'm early... This week I have a lot of projects that are calling my name. I'll be around, don't worry. Terri says: “This is a filtered version of a rose I photographed at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland.” I've written a… Continue reading “Love’s Reply,” modified-Cadralor & senryū

Random Thoughts, haibun

The snow, rough and windswept in places, makes my peaceful walk evaporate. At the park, thick ice seals the sky's reflections on the pond, reminding me of the places in my heart where I hide the old draconian memories. Like shadows, I keep those emotions in the dark, so they never take hold. It's time… Continue reading Random Thoughts, haibun

New Moon Blessings: January 21, 2023

The first new moon of 2023 is upon us. It's a Super New Moon in Aquarius. Check the link: 2023 Moonology Calendars and find the moon dates and times for your location! Check out Laura Bruno's blog: New Moon in Aquarius and Uranus Direct ~ January 21-22, 2023 On the new moon of each month, we… Continue reading New Moon Blessings: January 21, 2023

The Gloaming, tanka

This week for #TankaTuesday, I asked Terri Webster Schrandt to share a photo from her collection for our poetic inspiration. What a beautiful scene! Read the challenge post HERE. This year, I'm working on improving the imagery in my poetry. My goal is to eliminate wording that sounds like sentences in my syllabic poetry. Good… Continue reading The Gloaming, tanka

#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

Colleen’s Coffee Klatch: MJ Mallon, “Do What You Love,” #NewRelease

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. Thanks so much for stopping by to share a cup of coffee and a chat. Whenever I can, I like… Continue reading Colleen’s Coffee Klatch: MJ Mallon, “Do What You Love,” #NewRelease

The Windmill, haibun #99-Word Story

This week's Carrot Ranch November 7, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes something squeaky. What is squeaky and why? How does it move the story or disrupt a character? Listen, write, and go where the prompt leads! Submit by November 12, 2022. Photo by Noel McShane on… Continue reading The Windmill, haibun #99-Word Story

Happy Samhain, Quadrille Monday

It’s monstrous Quadrille Monday and Devious De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo from dVerse asked us to scare up a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word scare. Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com witches on besoms fly Halloween eve is nigh trick or treat pumpkin heads aflame beware Samhain witches new year soul visitations… Continue reading Happy Samhain, Quadrille Monday

New Moon Soup, haibun

Today, the October new moon pays homage to a solar eclipse. There is an intensity in the air, and things feel unstable and shaky in our world. When these uncertain energies surface, I make New Moon soup. Once a month, I clean out the refrigerator, much like I empty the things from my heart that… Continue reading New Moon Soup, haibun