Category Archives: Poetry

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 31 – PEACE & TEAR

My entry to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge this week is inspired by a piece I am editing for Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaving Competition. It is taken from a part completed memoir I’ve written of my dad’s early childhood before the Second … Continue reading

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #145 Beautiful&Curse

The prompt words really attracted me to Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge this week…. (It’s a long time since I’ve joined in as I have been so busy!) as they relate beautifully to my manuscript – The Curse of Time, which I am close … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 30 – Wish & Magic

Colleen Chesebro’s Poetry Challenge Colleen Chesebro and I share quite a few interests in common, as a matter of fact we do find that when we do those quizzes on Facebook we sometimes get the same results! This morning we both … Continue reading

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That Twinkle in her Eyes is Magic

  The following piece of poetry was inspired by my working as a lingerie stylist at Rigby and Peller. It’s a Cinquain  which I discovered about on Poetry Zone. A Cinquain has twenty-two syllables in five lines (two, four, six, eight and … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 27 – “Light & Dark”

Light and dark  – what great prompt words from Colleen this week.  I’ve always been fascinated by the interplay between light, and darkness. Here’s my haibun inspired by a paragraph from my current manuscript: The Curse of Time, which I am … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #26

  Colleen’s prompt words this week are : Earth and Water. I decided to stick with the Tanka form, but you can write either a Tanka, Haiku or a Haibun. Very saddened to hear about the terrorist atrocity in London’s … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 24 – “FIRE & RAIN”

Colleen’s prompt words this week  Fire and Rain are quite tricky… wonder how to approach this. I might as well confess what my new job is… I was a lingerie stylist at Rigby and Peller but unfortunately my maternity leave contract … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 23 – HELP & SMILE

When I read Colleen’s prompt words this week I knew the perfect Tanka would be about an experience I had some time ago. I’d been out in my local supermarket buying the groceries when I saw this elderly lady sitting in the cafe. … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 22 – “Door & Friend”

My Tanka this week is inspired by a quick pick book I found in my local library – The Lemon Grove by  Helen Walsh. It’s a real page turner! I can’t wait to find out what happens in the end…. Here’s the … Continue reading

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #136 Eye&Fade

    I’m in the mood for poetry today! Started off writing two Tanka poems for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday and then realised I hadn’t done anything for Valentine’s.  To remedy this faux pas I decided to take a gander at Ronovan’s prompt … Continue reading

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