Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2023 #Potluck – #Poetry #Selflove Yvette Calleiro

Welcome to the new series of Posts from Your Archives 2023 where I will be sharing posts from the last six months of 2022 I have selected from the archives of willing participants. If you wish to be included the information is at the the end of the post.

As well as writing popular novels, Yvette Calleiro is also a talented poet and for her first post I have selected one of her entries for Colleen Chesebro’s weekly challenge.

Hello, beautiful readers! This week, Colleen Chesebro invited Lisa, the Versemit, to select the syllabic poem for our Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Lisa chose the lanturne, or lanterne, form. This form has five lines and is shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of 1-2-3-4-1.

If you’ve been following me, you know that I’m on a journey to be the best version of myself. I focus on improving my physical, mental, and emotional self on a daily basis. So, naturally, I wrote a poem that encompassed self-love.

(me meditating on top of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, AZ)
happy, calm, strong
sit still
now listen
follow your breath
all are one
accept what is
with purpose
in the moment
When I read about this form, it also made me think of the lantern scene in the Disney movie, Tangled. (I’m a HUGE Disney fan!) I won’t copy the scene’s video because I don’t want to infringe upon any copyright laws, but it’s a moment when the two main characters step away from their egos and truly see the other person. So, I came up with this poem as well.
see their light

Although it seems like an easy form, it takes some thought to keep the lines focused on one theme. Do you want to try to create one? Check it out here.

©Yvette Calleiro 2022

My thanks for Yvette for inviting me to share posts from her archives and I know she would love to hear from you.

About Yvette M. Calleiro

Yvette M. Calleiro is a heavily addicted reader of both young adult and adult novels. She spends most of her time pseudo-living in paranormal worlds with her fictional friends (and boyfriends). When she’s living among real people, Yvette M. Calleiro is a middle school Reading and Language Arts teacher. She’s been sharing her love of literature with her students for over twenty years. Besides writing about the various characters that whisper (and sometimes scream) in her head, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoying the beauty of the ocean.

Yvette lives in Miami, Florida, with her incredible son who has embraced her love for paranormal and adventurous stories. She also shares her space with an assortment of crazy saltwater animals in her 300-gallon tank.

A selection of books by Yvette Calleiro

One of the reviews for The One Awakened (Book 5 Chronicles of the Diasodz)

Pliny the Elder wrote that where griffons would burrow into the ground and lay their eggs, one would find gold. I feel like this finale is a very fitting conclusion, and as a reader, I too found gold.

My feelings for the characters has increased by orders of magnitudes since the first book. Now that this part of their story and struggles has concluded, I find myself not only reflecting on their experiences, but thinking of my own life.

There are so many times reading that I would stop and wonder about all those Jungian things like relationship, experience, balance, and what gives things meaning. While it was fun to escape into a rich and diverse fantasy world as this, the Diasodz were such a heartening and uplifting people to read about. Even in the darkest and direst of moments, they would cling together, and embrace each other in love and hope.

This story has been a real treat, and there are times when I feel like I couldn’t read fast enough as I flew from one page to the next. I really loved seeing the story play out on such a grand scale, but also all of the smaller scenes as characters changed, grew, and transformed themselves with their relationships and challenges between each other. I couldn’t help myself from cheering them on from the sidelines as it were, and wishing them all peace and good things.

Overall, the entire series has been a real treat to read, and I know I will be telling everyone I know that enjoys fantasy to check it out. It’s left me feeling inspired, and wanting to hear how others think and feel reading this wonderful journey.

Yvette M. Calleiro is such a gifted writer, and I hope to read more of her works. I hope you join me in supporting our storytellers! 

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US And: Amazon UK – Read more reviews: GoodreadsAuthor Blog: Yvette M. Calleiro Blogspot – Twitter: @YvetteMCalleiro – Facebook: Yvette M. Calleiro

How to feature in the series?

  • All I need you to do is give me permission to dive in to your archives and find two posts to share here on Smorgasbord. (
  • Rather than a set topic, I will select posts at random of general interest across a number of subjects from the second six months of 2022. (it is helpful if you have a link to your archives in your sidebar by month)
  • As I will be promoting your books as part of the post along with all your information and links so I will not be sharing direct marketing or self- promotional posts in the series.
  • If you are an author I am sure you will have a page on your blog with the details, and an ‘about page’ with your profile and social media links (always a good idea anyway). I will get everything that I need.
  • As a blogger I would assume that you have an ‘about page’ a profile photo and your links to social media.
  • Copyright is yours and I will ©Your name on every post… and you will be named as the author in the URL and subject line.
  • Previous participants are very welcome to take part again.
  • Each post is reformatted for my blog and I don’t cut and paste, this means it might look different from your own post especially if you are using the block editor
  • If I do share a post which contains mainly photographs I will share up to five and link back to the original post for people to view the rest.

N.B – To get the maximum benefit from your archive posts, the only thing I ask is that you respond to comments individually and share on your own social media.. thank you.

63 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2023 #Potluck – #Poetry #Selflove Yvette Calleiro

  1. Yvette is a beautiful writer, and the photograph of her in Sedona captures why. She writes from her soul — as is obvious in her poetry. Thank you, Sally, for featuring lovely Yvette. ❤️

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  2. A wonderful share from Yvette’s archives, Sally. I enjoy how personal her poetry feels, reflective of her life, her thoughts, and her adventures. That photo of meditating in Sedona is beautiful. Just lovely, Yvette. A great share.

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