Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge. – #Haibun – Life Lessons by Sally Cronin


This week Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 132  has the prompt words ‘Influence and Perception’ and I have chosen ‘ Mould and Sense’ for my Haibun and I have had a little fun with this one….

Life’s Lessons #Haibun by Sally Cronin

As I think about my life, I remember fondly those who have taught me important lessons. Their endeavours to mould me into a civilised individual. To domesticate and remove feral inclinations. To instil in me a sense of moral decency. How to enjoy life to its fullest. Imagine my surprise to determine, that the greatest teacher of all was a dog.

Their eyes have evolved
to look deep within our souls;
better to know man.
Little do we comprehend
how much they have to teach us.

©Sally Cronin 2019

I hope you have enjoyed.. and that you too will participate in this week’s challenge: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/06/18/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-132-synonymsonly/

 

 

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Smorgasbord Poetry – #Etheree – Age Defying by Sally Cronin


For the next few weeks Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge  is on hiatus as Colleen sells up and moves home which is very exciting.. She has asked that her regular participants continue with their weekly poem and I shall do just that. It is poet’s choice, so this week I have decided on a Etheree…..with a little humour….

Age Defying

The blessing of age is fading eyesight
that offers the delusion of youth
and denial of years passing
as you look in the mirror
where you apply a mask
from a magician
who promises
to hold back
demon
time

©Sally Cronin

I hope you will keep moving your syllables around while Colleen is house hunting and drop me a link and happy to share…Sally.

 

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – #Etheree – April by Sally Cronin


I find it difficult to understand how it can possibly be April already. But it is and being the first week of the month it is Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 130 – Poet’s own Words

I have created an etheree in tribute to the month….

Glorious April explodes into sight
as trees and bushes prance in the breeze
clad with their springtime finery
whilst ancient Aphrodite
and Roman Aprilis
push open the door
to nature’s joy
at rebirth
and new
life

©Sally Cronin

If you would like to participate in the weekly challenge here is the link again. https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/04/02/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-xxx-synonymsonly/

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge -#Haibun – I Wander down Memory Lane by Sally Cronin


Time does fly when you are having fun, and I cannot believe it is Wednesday already and time to give syllables their marching orders for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 129

This week we have to use synonyms for Colleen’s prompt words..’Hobby and Play‘… I have used ‘Pastime and Frolic’ in my Haibun.

I Wander Down Memory Lane #Haibun

I wander down my memory lanes, searching for a distraction. It is a pleasant pastime to dredge up events and people from distant years. To remember the childish laughter, to frolic again in summer sun and winter snow. I strive to recapture that love of life and sense of fun. And there it is. I am ready to face the real world again.

Life is a circle
Seasons come and seasons go
back to whence we came

©Sally Cronin

If you would like to participate then head over and check out this week’s challenge: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/03/26/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-129-synonymsonly

And to enjoy last week’s recap of wonderful submissions: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/03/25/colleens-2019-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-recap-no-128-synonymsonly/

 

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – #Haibun – The Footsteps of My Ancestors by Sally Cronin


It is the time of the week when I attempt to get my syllables in a row to participate in Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 128

And this week the words that Colleen has provided at a prompt are ‘Spring and Sing‘… I have chosen the synonyms ‘Bounce and Serenade’

The Footsteps of my Ancestors. #Haibun

Barefoot I walk the sands of time. A bounce in my step as the earth’s energy rises through the soles of my feet. I am connected to the layers that form the strata beneath me formed over millions of years. Through the debris of those ancient times I sense the echo of other feet. Those of my ancestors across the ages who have trekked this earth from continent to continent. Crossing icy wastelands and mountain ranges, to this place where I walk in their footsteps. The wind that accompanied them on their journey, serenades me as I draw strength from hallowed ground.

Earth as we know it
was formed by the drifting sand
and nomadic tribes

©Sally Cronin

If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge please follow the link..

 

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 128 #SynonymsOnly

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s #Weekly Poetry Challenge #Etheree – How to Succeed in Life by Sally Cronin


Time for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 127 and this week the prompt words are ‘Follow and Lead’…. I have chosen ‘Succeed and Hint’ as my synonyms.

How to Succeed in Life – Etheree

If you strive to succeed in our wide world
then let me give you a helpful hint
learn all you can about the rules
before you show to people
your singularity
and ability
to thrive outside
the confines
of life’s
box

©Sally Cronin

If you would like to participate in this wonderful challenge then please click the link: Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 127

Thank you for dropping by and your comments are always very welcome.. thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro Weekly #Poetry Challenge – ‘March Hares’ #etheree by Sally Cronin


It is time for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 126 – Poets choice of words

Being the first challenge of the month, we get to choose our words rather than synonyms for the prompt….

March Hares – Etheree

March
known for
its bounty
of spring flowers
high winds and mad hares
has come barrelling in
blowing the cobwebs away
from the window sills and our minds
intent on pushing the winter gloom
back into its cave for another year.

©Sally Cronin

If you would like to participate in this wonderful challenge then please click the link: Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 126 – Poets choice of words

Please note that due to ongoing issues with facebook about posting from my blog (not conforming to community standards), I have removed the Facebook share button so that you do not get an error message.  Going forward I will be only sharing my weekly round up to Facebook (hoping that it gets through).

I am joining a growing number of our blogging friends on MeWe and I invite you take a look… a different approach to users.  mewe.com/i/sallycronin

I would be very grateful if you could share where you can.. many thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – Double Etheree – From Cave to the Stars


Time for some syllable manipulation in response to Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 125.

With the prompt words this week of ‘Origins and Write’  the synonyms that I have chosen are ‘Beginning and Pen’

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From Cave to the Stars – Double etheree

In the beginning we only had voice
to communicate our inner thoughts
and desires within our hearts
until that magical day
of the first cave drawing
and since that moment
we have evolved
and now pen
magic
words
to
express
every
aspect of life
from birth to the grave
and beyond to the stars
where we take our messages
of peace and hope for the future
not language but in digital code
to be received across the universe

©Sally Cronin

If you would like to participate in this wonderful challenge then please click the link: Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 125

Smorgasbord poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 124 – #Etheree – The Joys of Spring by Sally Cronin


That time of the week when we get our syllables in line in participation of Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 124

This week the synonyms required are for the prompt words ‘Game and Trouble’. I have chosen ‘Eager and Hassle‘ for my light-hearted Etheree on the Joys of Spring.

The Joys of Spring

Lambs
gambol
in the field
eager to play
with their flock siblings
as their mothers look on
munching on newly grown grass
content that their feisty newborns
full of their milk and the joys of spring
will not be back to hassle them for hours.

©Sally Cronin

And if you would like to participate in Colleen’s wonderful weekly challenge, then gather your syllables and synonyms together and head over: Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 124

Thank you for dropping and as always your feedback is very much appreciated.. Thanks Sally

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro weekly #Poetry Challenge #Etheree – Romance by Sally Cronin


I have been away for a couple of days to celebrate my birthday and Valentine’s Day, but back in time to share my response to Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 123

This week the prompt words are ‘Meaning and Passion’ in honour of this holiday.

I have chosen ‘Significance and Desire’ for my Etheree – Romance

And if you would like to participate in Colleen’s wonderful weekly challenge, then gather your syllables and synonyms together and head over: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/02/12/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-123-synonymsonly/

Thank you for dropping and as always your feedback is very much appreciated.. Thanks Sally