Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2023 #Potluck – #Ekphrasticpoetry – Chaos by 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 second post I have selected another one of her entries for Colleen Chesebro’s weekly challenge.

Hello, beautiful readers! Life as a teacher has left me with very little time to read and write. With the new school year commencing, I’m trying to adjust my sleeping patterns as well as reorganizing my time around work and my son’s busy football practices. So, if you don’t see me commenting on blogs as much, please know I’m still helping to promote them on Twitter. I just need to pick and choose where to give Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge is an Ekphrastic prompt. Reena has provided us with a beautiful piece of her own artwork to inspire us.

I’ve chosen to write a cinquain. Truthfully, I chose this form because the first word that came to me when I saw this art has two syllables in it. Lol! So, I found a form that would allow me to start with that word. I hope you like what I’ve drawn from her work. (Thank you, Colleen, for the title suggestion!) 🙂

Chaos Tamed

unravels me
life is messy sometimes
we can choose how to handle it
now, calm

©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.

45 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2023 #Potluck – #Ekphrasticpoetry – Chaos by Yvette Calleiro

  1. Excellent message in Yvette’s cinquain. We’re the ones who determine how we handle the chaos around us.

    I lived Yvette’s life between teaching and taking my son to all his sporting events. Sports taught him many valuable lessons, and now he’s finding his way as a college football coach.

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    • I think my son would be thrilled to one day become a football coach (after a successful NFL career, of course!). As his mom, I’m hoping he finds a less dangerous career. Time will tell where his journey takes him. Until then, I’m enjoying each stage of his life. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Pete! 🙂

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