Weekend Writing Prompt #36 – Begin


Weekend Writing Prompt #36 – Begin

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Begin

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge.


Prose Challenge – Write a story inspired by the making – or breaking – of a New Year’s resolution.

Poetry Challenge – Write a haiku on the theme of new beginnings.

a new beginning
crown of glory has begun
fighting the cold chills

My First Silly Limerick Poem


My First Silly Limerick Poem

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There was a woman who loved to dance
Living in a state of religious trance
She leaps in the air
Nothing to compare
She continued floating in a stance

What is Limerick Poetry?

It is a short funny poem that follows certain rules:
AABBA rhyme scheme
Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 8 – 10 syllables
Lines 3, and 4 have 5 syllables.

dVerse‘s Welcome 2018-Quadrille #47 – Leap


dVerse‘s Welcome 2018-Quadrille #47 – Leap

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The rules in Quadrille is simple:  write a poem, or short story in 44 words (excluding the title) with the word, LEAP.

Leap like a Bird of Prey

Life would be full of surprises if only we could take a giant leap and fly like a bird of prey. Oh! What our eyes would see, as far as the light that meets the horizon, as deep as the deep blue sea, Sheer delight.

This post is for the prompt “leap” given by Grace for the first Monday of the year 2018 at dVerse for Quadrille#47

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 78 – Animals & Love


Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 78 – Animals & Love

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#weeklytankachallenge -78

Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “animals & love” and write a tanka poem.

Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.
  2. If you would like to write a Haiku poem instead of Tanka poetry, please do.
  3. In fact, the choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish using that prompt

Copy and paste the link of your finished poem in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks, as I receive them..

My tanka poem  – using the words “animals & love”.

holidays are here
animals nice Christmas gift
never forget them
love them all the year around
they will never forget you

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 77 – Dreamer & Magic – 27 December 2017

Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog

Vandana – her website title is Feelings and Freedom, she likes reading, writing, music, and nature it shows on her blogs. Check it out, please.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Indira – She knew all along about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now she has discovered much more, please check her blog she covers many subjects.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #182 Singe & Deep


Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #182 Singe & Deep Tanka Poem

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snow can singe also
burning edges to drop off
deep within the source
wintry cold memories
feeling sad for the poor plant

Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku – only its a Tanka poem.

The Challenge Words

Singe & Deep

New Year 2018 Haibun Poetry


New Year 2018 Haibun Poetry

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The big step for me from 2017 to 2018  has taken place, I’m now looking ahead in 2018 and wondering what it will bring for me, as my health is not as I would like it to be, struggling some days with the pain in my head and face.

2017 has been a year of writing, (mostly poetry), October was my best month writing mainly for Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 63 posts a record for me in one month. Then in November, I wrote for NanoPoblano.

Now I have 987 posts on my website, 1600 followers, and 56,666 views

has arrived-let the light shine
brightly on my soul

Happy New Year to all my friends, may 2018 be a very successful year for you all, writing and laughing.

Last Day of 2017


Last Day of 2017

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Quote – Living in Harmony with the World

“The downfall of the attempts of governments and leaders to unite mankind is found in this- in the wrong message that we should see everyone as the same. This is the root of the failure of harmony. Because the truth is, we should not all see everyone as the same! We are not the same! We are made of different colours and we have different cultures. We are all different! But the key to this door is to look at these differences, respect these differences, learn from and about these differences, and grow in and with these differences. We are all different. We are not the same. But that’s beautiful. And that’s okay. In the quest for unity and peace, we cannot blind ourselves and expect to be all the same. Because in this, we all have an underlying belief that everyone should be the same as us at some point. We are not on a journey to become the same or to be the same. But we are on a journey to see that in all of our differences, that is what makes us beautiful as a human race, and if we are ever to grow, we ought to learn and always learn some more.” 

― C. JoyBell C.

May your New Year Eve be filled with Laughter and Cheer and 2018 be full of Prosperity and Good Health.

Weekend Writing Prompt #35 – End of Year Challenge


Weekend Writing Prompt #35 – End of Year Challenge

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the word prompt – End of Year Challenge –  Sammi says it is a little different for the final Weekend Writing Prompt of 2017.

Here are the Challenges Sammi has given us today, if you would like to join in please use the link above, this is not my challenge.

Do any or all of the following – it’s up to you!

  • Post a link to your favourite response to a Weekend Writing Prompt so we can all revisit it again.  If you posted your response in the comments copy and paste it below.
  • Answer the following question: Out of the 34 Weekend Writing Prompt posts published, what was your favourite poetry or prose challenge, word prompt or photo prompt?
  • If you are wanting to write something new, go through the list of writing prompts to see if there are any weeks you missed and pick one.  (You can find them all here.)  If you’ve participated every week, choose one at random.  Don’t forget to post your link / your response below.
  • Write a post inspired by the words “End of Year Challenge” and leave a link at the bottom of the image above.
  • Write a poem or story inspired by the photo montage above and post to the link at the bottom of the image above.

Before I write my poem for the End of year challenge – 35, I’m leaving a link for Week 16 – Colours, it was a very successful post.

Now to write a Tanka poem inspired by the photo above.

beautiful colors
winding up end of year prompts
a photo montage
from my house to yours Sammi
wishing you, Happy New Year.

Chocolate Senryu Troiku Poetry


Chocolate  Senryu Troiku Poetry

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chocolate loved by most
a treat rich tasty mouth full
a special occasion

a treat rich tasty mouth full
how did the middle get there
men caught in the act

a special occasion
but who’s fingers touch it last
was it yours or mine

Note: For the Troiku you separate the three lines. Every line becomes the first line of the three new haiku. (Line 1 for haiku 1; line 2 for haiku 2; line 3 for haiku 3). It does not follow normal 5/7/5 rules as it cannot!

In this case, it is a Senryu Poem, not Haiku Poetry

What is Senryu poetry

Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.