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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 35 – PAST & FUTURE

I had a disturbed sleep last night waking up at 5am. I managed to get back to sleep and awoke again at 7am. I checked my twitter feed  and discovered the horrifying news about the terrorist attack in Manchester. I cried. … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 33 – CLEAN & SHARP

For this week’s poetry challenge Colleen has given us a tricky prompt – clean and sharp. Clean isn’t exactly my favourite word and neither is sharp! I suppose both of them coupled together conjure up moments in our household where my … Continue reading

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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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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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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 # 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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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #21 – “Fog & Change”

It’s Tuesday! Time for Tanka Tuesday. The prompt words this week are fog and change. This morning I wrote two Tanka as soon as I woke up – one sad and the other light-hearted. I didn’t want to torment you by writing one … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #19 – “Craft & Rise”

Colleen’s prompt words this week for Tanka Tuesday are Craft and Rise – (I used soar instead of rise.) I thought I’d apply Colleen’s two prompt words to the act of writing itself. Without a doubt, all my blogging/writer friends will know just how consuming … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #18 – “Charm & Touch”

#Tanka Tuesday, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines Colleen’s prompt words this week are Charm and Touch. In the first Tanka I decided to use bewitching instead of charm and in the second Tanka, I chose kiss instead of touch. These Tankas are loosely based … Continue reading

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