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Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Celebrate & Number

The prompt for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge this week is Celebrate and Number

We had a double celebration on Thanksgiving Day. My sister-in-law’s birthday is on November 21, mine is November 22. Every so many years, my birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day. Kriss and I had a joint birthday party on that day with thirty-two members with several members who couldn’t join us. What a blast!

We

Gather

Together

Once, twice a year

For family folks

Live in further distance

Keeping in touch with latest

Cheering youngest and soon coming

Strong bonding warms the hearts and builds strength

Assures support in a lonely world


Colleen's Poetry Challenge - Celebrate & Number

Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 110, “Pleasant & Read”, #SynonymsOnly

An enthusiastic participation for this week’s poetry challenge. Please enjoy Colleen’s hard work in this recap.

I missed entering the challenge, so I post my poem here.

 

Her absorbing mind

Watching, mimicking images

Parents’ pride and joy

 


Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item calledColleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com.Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.

For some, this challenge is a way to learn more about writing in English, even though it’s the American version. English is a second language to many of our participants.

I also understand that accent and inflection play a key roll in the way you say certain words and this will change the syllable count. Here is my compromise: Please try to get as close to the syllable count as possible when writing these syllabic forms…

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#Poetryreadathon – Poetry, poetry everywhere Part 1

A great opportunity for poets to participate in this poetryreadathon. For all the poets who publish poetry on your blogs, you may head over to read the details on the when and how to take part in this fantastic opportunity.

Robbie's inspiration

Granddad poem

I have recently launched a book of poetry, together with fellow South African, Kim Blades. In celebration of this achievement which I have been working on for the past five years, I have decided to host a Poetry Readathon on my blog starting on 1 December 2018 and ending on 15 January 2019.

Part 1 of the Poetry Readathon will comprise of reading and reviewing poetry books. I have selected eight books below for you to choose from if you would like to participate.  You can link to my post and I will share your review on my blog and to my Facebook poetry sharing page as well as other social media.

Part 2 of the Poetry Readathon will comprise posts introducing you to some of the poetry bloggers who don’t have books but who write wonderful poetry and share it on their blogs. If you are a poetry blogger and…

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Songs of Heartstrings Book Sale

My poetry book Songs of Heartstrings was published twenty days ago. This morning was my first book sale and book signing. I was encouraged by the support received. Next Sunday will be the second book sale/book signing to the same group.

 

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All the support I received from the first book sale put a big smile on my face. This is the contribution to Trent’s Weekly Smile.

Trent’s Weekly Smile

Gratitude for Being – A Poem

November is a month of Thanksgiving. This is a post in response to Stevie Turner’s Share Your Story – November.

 

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When I taught second grade twenty-five years ago, there was a boy with purple lips in my class. Hector’s mother told me he had a hole in his heart, a ventricular septal defect (VSD) which is the most common heart birth defect. The ventricular septum is the wall that separates the left and right lower chambers of the heart. If there is a hole in the wall between the two ventricles, it is a ventricular septal defect (VSD).

Hector’s mom didn’t expect him to live for a long time and had never made him study hard. He was a happy boy, ran as fast as any boys and girls on the playground and took part in all the learning activities. I treated him with no difference than any other students.

Years later, I met his mom in a restaurant and learned that Hector was in high school. It made me feel good to hear he continued to live with a heart defect.

The inspiration for having Hector in my class was that it is a miracle to be born with the intact features of the body.

Gratitude for Being

From ashes and dust of the earth,

        beautifully and wonderfully

        we are made.

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Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Happy November, Poet’s Choice of Words

Happy November, dear friends. It’s time to recount the abundance of harvest – good health, blessings of family and friends, achievements and more in this year. Let’s share and celebrate!

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Smile is contagious

Like reflections in mirror

A grin on your face

All eyes and lips resonate

Happiness joins the dancing

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Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 108, “Afraid & Grave”, #SynonymsOnly

Another week of fabulous entries of creative poets. You’ll enjoy this recap from Colleen’s Poetry Challenge. D.G. Kaye, the Poet of the week wrote a excellent double Etheree.

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.

What a fabulous collection of poetry this week. We had horror, humor, romance and plain old Autumn magic! Thanks for celebrating Halloween with me. I can’t wait until we can do it all over again! ❤

howling at the moon

Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if…

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