This week for Tanka Tuesday, we're working on crafting meaningful haiku and senryu. Senryu in English focus on the awkward moments in life making the human, not the world around them, the subject. First in 5-7-5: Parkinson's disease— the shaky termination of old memories ©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro Next in 3-5-3: Parkinsons disease— the shaky… Continue reading #Senryu

“The Dryad,” #haiku

D. L. (Denise) Finn shared the image for this week's poetry challenge: Image credit: D. L. Finn I wrote a few haiku (not really a series) staying true to the rules of including a kigo (season word) and the pivot. I love the ethereal quality to this photo. There is plenty of magic to inspire… Continue reading “The Dryad,” #haiku

“Goddesses Unite!” A Double Tanka

This week for my Tanka Tuesday Challenge, I've done something a little different. I'm participating in a Facebook Event called, Authors Against Domestic Violence, October 4, 2018, with D. G. Kaye, Writer.com (Debby Gies) at 5:30 PM MST. Sharon Johnson is the event organizer. (All times listed are EST) Here's what she shares: Come join… Continue reading “Goddesses Unite!” A Double Tanka

“Searching for the Magic, A Double-Tanka

This week for my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, I used alter for change, and resisting for deny. In the early hours— before dawn's pink light explodes, I alter my view of the cosmos in my mind resisting a mundane life. Searching for magic amongst all the disasters thrown at me daily— finding the humor inside,… Continue reading “Searching for the Magic, A Double-Tanka

“The Prophecy,” A Flash Fiction/Senryu

I'm combining my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, using synonyms for "love and time, with the Carrot Ranch Literary Community August 16, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a comet. I used the words "continuum" for time, and "benevolence," for love. The comet streaked across the sky dragging a… Continue reading “The Prophecy,” A Flash Fiction/Senryu

“Blood Moon Rising,” A Tanka

For my Weekly Poetry Challenge this week, I wrote a Tanka poem about the blood moon eclipse which will take place tomorrow, July 27th, 2018. I used "wisdom," for beliefs, and "odd" for strange. There has been some speculation about this particular celestial event, as it is the longest eclipse, lasting in excess of six… Continue reading “Blood Moon Rising,” A Tanka

“Learning to Fly,” A Senryu

This week for my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, I used synonyms "stretch" for the word give, and "grasp" for receive. Stretch your wings and fly— snatch what seems outside your grasp, success will find you. © 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro Find your magic and let it shine!