Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #62. Use ART as your inspiration this week.

You may need to spin your craft, to weave a beautiful web.
Colours on the horizon, nature’s palette of glorious hues of dawn and of dusk.
Rainbows of life art imitating life.

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Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #61. Use FOOD as your inspiration this week.

It keeps body and soul together, nature nourishes us.
A gift from mother earth, grown from within her, her blessed produce.
If we do not treat her with respect the planet will withhold our food

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#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 319, 5/9/2023


短歌 火曜日

Colleen has given us a photo prompt here what she said.

“This year, I’ve asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, from to share her photos with us for inspiration. Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE.”

© Terri Webster Schrandt

Terri says: “As May brightens 2023, I came across this image in my archives from spring 2018. My hubby and I spent 12 summer weekends at our Sacramento River Delta campground, where wind and board sports are a must-do. After a long day on the water, many of us gathered on the levee to watch the sunsets and chat about our water time. Wildflowers like these purple radishes grew profusely on the levees in the spring. This one seems to frame the sunset on the expanse of the river just so.”

Write your poem using the photo as your inspiration.

I have chosen a Tanka this week .

© Terri Webster Schrandt

Purple framing gold
peace at the end of the day
Gaia’s warm pallet
together we share sunset
wrapped tight in her loving arms.

© willowdot21


Sunday Stills: Adoration of the #Earth

Man made and hard
Mushroom Gaia’s handwork
Needs to leave the dark so it thrives
So soft
Determined and triumphant it
Pushes aside man-made
Covering of

A kaleidoscope of earthy colours
Escapes a knowing, talented hand.
So much that the inner eye sees.
The guiding hand of Gaia
Brings meaning to fingers
And peace to the brain
Would that all could
Share the view

This is part of Terri Webster’s Sunday Stills.

Special Birthday Prompt #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 316, 4/18/2023

This week our prompt for the Tuesday Tanka Challenge is very different Colleen says:

This week’s challenge is to create a syllabic form with 65 syllables, or a combination of words that amount to 65. Remember we have an entire week to write our poem.

A chōka is 55 syllables, so this is within our realm of knowledge. You could write a haibun or tanka prose that amounts to 65 words. Think about how to arrange your stanzas (or not). YOU GOT THIS!!

Be creative. Surprise me!

I have have chosen a Haiburn to celebrate Colleen’s birthday week.

Caught up in the moment of joy or sorrow. We walk this earth counting our time in years. The seasons are real, time is but manmade  we must embrace every moment. Birthdays come and go. Like a shaft of light they are fleeting, a willowhisp here then gone. Move forward and love life.

Gaia guides our steps

We flourish under her watch

Blessings dear Colleen.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 458 FEEL and Tremor.

Earth’s lost her temper
We can witness her raging
Making us tremor

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#TankaTuesday Weekly #PhotoPrompt #Poetry Challenge No. 310, 3/7/23


This week Colleen has sent us a photo prompt she said: “This week’s challenge is a photo prompt. This year, I’ve asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, from to share her photos with us for inspiration. Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE. “

Terri says: “This is a photo of Nine Mile Falls, after which our little community is named.  I captured this last March when the water district let out the water of the Spokane River to create Lake Spokane. When you drive by, the mist from the falls hits the windshield enough to use the wiper blades. In certain light, it really looks this green.”

🍀 Write your poem using the photo as your inspiration. 🍀

I have chosen to try a pantoum this week. I have used verdure and lushly for green, but the photo suggested pure to me.

The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming, abab, in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme, as bcbc, cdcd.
The last line of a pantoum is often the same as the first.


Water spirits so alive and pure
Dancing in such glory
Mingle with the verdure
Between them they tell the story

Dancing in such glory
Earth and water lushly combine
Between them they tell the story
The mix is spiritual and divine

Earth and water lushly combine
An offering to Nature
The mix is spiritual and divine.
Two elementals true and sure

An offering to Nature
Spirit mists kiss as before
Two elements true and sure
Water spirits so alive and pure


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