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Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Poet’s Choice of Words

Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – It’s the first challenge of the month which means Colleen let poets get to choose their own words.

 

Spring is coming

Spring is Coming

We

Didn’t

Complain the

Four winter rains

Came seven days straight

Brought sixteen inches water

Measure by the water gauge

Garden soil soaked many inches down

Best time to add nutrient and prepare

Spring’s glorious blossoms coming to town

My chirping friends of mourning doves, blue jays

House finches, song sparrows and hummingbirds

Flapping back after southern stay

Crossing a thousand miles

With no GPS, satellite

Brought us big smiles

By showing up

And saying

to us

“Hi”

Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Poet’s Choice of Words

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Poetry Challenge – Slow & Work

Here is this week’s Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 121, “Slow & Work,” #SynonymsOnly

January 12 to 20, 2019, a group of family members from West Coast of the U.S.A. traveled to Hong Kong to celebrate my nephew’s wedding, a joyous begging of a new journey. It was a marathon ceremony of playing Chinese traditional games when the groom picked up the bride in the morning. The games were set by the bridesmaids and responded by the groom and best men. Only when all the games were responded, the door was open for the groom to pick up the bride. Then a modern church wedding and garden cake ceremony were held in the afternoon, and a nine-course Chinese banquet was served in the evening when the bride and mother-in-law (my sister) changed their gowns four times.

 

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#Poetryreadathon – Songs of Heartstrings

Robbie Cheadle did a fabulous review of my book. Please head over to read about it and visit her beautiful blog of multiple genre books and cooking recipes.

Robbie's inspiration

Poetry readathon

Miriam Hurdle

What Amazon says

Human being has the will power to travel through an exhausting journey, win a tough battle, and heal a deep wound. Strength from hope keeps us going until the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight and striving until the storm is over.

This poetic memoir comprises themes from the suffering through an undesirable relationship, surviving an aggressive cancer, to the happiness in true love, the joy of parenthood, and gratitude toward the Maker. Hurdle reveals the honest self-talk and reflects a heart filled with optimism, faith and trust. She illustrates the poems with her beautiful photos and paintings.

My review

Songs of Heartstrings is a collection of poems and essays featuring the vast array of life experiences by the author. Miriam Hurdle has encountered both the best and the worst of life through the death of her husband’s close friend, her own treatment…

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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

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