#TankaTuesday: #SynonymnsOnly for sanctuary & follow

This week's TankaTuesday poetry challenge is synonyms only, using the words sanctuary and follow. I wrote a tanka using the word 'sanctum' for sanctuary, and 'reflect' for follow. my inner sanctum— a space for contemplation psychic solitude, where whispered prayers sent skyward, reflect all good intentions © 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro Life is always an… Continue reading #TankaTuesday: #SynonymnsOnly for sanctuary & follow

“#Michigan #Gardening,” #haibun

Silver Moon ClematisDaylilydaylilies & CoreopsisEarly Cerise PhloxEnglish lavender & Red Razzmatazz daylily & Pardon Me DaylilyEnglish lavender & Dragon's Blood Sedum I feel great satisfaction in the planting and growing of perennials. They become my offspring, a by-product of the energy I infuse into the plants to grow and become strong. Each season, I fuss… Continue reading “#Michigan #Gardening,” #haibun

Catching Up & a haiku

The last six months have been a whirlwind! We packed up and moved cross country from Arizona to Michigan in January—during a pandemic, no less. Once here, we tackled as many fixer-upper issues as we could in the new house. This will be a process. The dates we received from our contractor have us at… Continue reading Catching Up & a haiku

“Nectar of the Devas,” #BadgerHexastich

This week for the Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge we skipped a week... Yup, it was totally my fault. This week should have been a photo prompt. No worries, we'll do the photo prompt on March 23rd. In the meantime, our theme prompt came from Merril D. Smith, who suggested we write about immortality. What is… Continue reading “Nectar of the Devas,” #BadgerHexastich

“Spring,” A Diatelle

For Tanka Tuesday - I tried the Diatelle... finally! End rhymes have never been my favorite. I prefer the subtleness of haiku or tanka with the revelation that grabs you! Truthfully, I found it difficult to find the right word, as the rhyme dictated my choices. However, I enjoyed the form and will work with… Continue reading “Spring,” A Diatelle

“Day Dreams,” #tanka

The Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge asked us to write about "dreams" this week. I wrote a tanka poem: Image by Michael Grey from Pixabay Day Dreams blue sky, cloud watching under the green canopy, opaque day dreams build poetry and story plots, fashioning magical worlds ©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro The tanka is one of the… Continue reading “Day Dreams,” #tanka

“At the Precipice,” #BadgerHexastich, #PhotoPrompt

This week, the Tanka Tuesday Ekphrastic poetry challenge asked us to write our poetry using the psychology of color. We can take the image at face value, or choose a specific color in the rainbow umbrella to write about, or we can write about the lack of color. However, we interpret this image is up… Continue reading “At the Precipice,” #BadgerHexastich, #PhotoPrompt

“Melancholy Autumn,” #Haiku

This week's theme for our poetry challenge is a haiku written by Sue Vincent: clouds cover the moon, beyond dawn's pale horizon sun rises unseen ©2020 Sue Vincent The idea is to use Sue's haiku as inspiration for your own syllabic poetry. Remember, in this challenge we can use any of the following poetry forms:… Continue reading “Melancholy Autumn,” #Haiku

“The Rebirth,” #Tanka

John Bauer Art The Tanka Tuesday #PhotoPrompt challenge for this week explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Diana Peach from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge, seen above. "The Rebirth," #Tanka the forest's womb holds my reflection in limbo— grief cleanses my soul saying goodbye, my tears fall another rebirth awaits ©2020… Continue reading “The Rebirth,” #Tanka

“Moon Madness,” #Haiku

This week for my poetry challenge, the words were "enchant and fly." Finding different synonyms than everyone else proved to be rather interesting. So, for enchant, I used bewitched. For fly, I used a phrase, take flight. Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay bewitched by the moonsynchronicity stymiedstartled—birds take flight ©2019 Colleen M. Chesebro What… Continue reading “Moon Madness,” #Haiku