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Micro-Seasons

Hi, hope the weekend is turning out well for you, I can’t believe it was two years ago today I started writing my blog – where does the time go? A big thank you to those of you follow me, it’s much appreciated 💕 Why not take a look at Mark’s great blog: https://naturalistweekly.com/2023/03/24/micro-season-the-sparrow-builds-her-nest-2023/, thisContinue reading “Micro-Seasons”

Tanka Tuesday

Hi, for this week’s Tanka Tuesday, Colleen has given us the beautiful painting above by Claude Monet circa 1900 of irises, part of his vast gardens at Giverny. We are to use this as inspiration for our ekphrastic syllabic poem, https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2023/03/21/tankatuesday-ekphrastic-poetry-challenge-no-312/ Monet is a beautiful artist and the leading French impressionist landscape painter, you canContinue reading “Tanka Tuesday”

Prompt of the Week – Garden

This week’s prompt from Lady Jabberwocky, is to write a poem or story suing a garden as the setting, https://ladyjabberwocky.com/2023/03/20/prompt-of-the-week-stroll-through-the-garden/ I have used the ‘Nature’ Magnetic Tiles to create my poem, you can find them here:  http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Nature/kit/ thanks for looking 🙂

dVerse – Prosery

Hi, Merril is the host for the Prosery, where the task is to write a piece of prose no longer than 144 words in total. It must include the given poetry line, which is: “In space in time I sit thousands of feet above the sea”, from May Sarton’s, “Meditation in Sunlight”, word for word,Continue reading “dVerse – Prosery”

Mini-Season of Awakening Insects

Hi, this week Mark in his great blog reminds us we are now in the mini season of Awakening of Insects, and we have just entered the second micro-season of “The First Peach Blossoms” . https://naturalistweekly.com/2023/03/10/micro-season-the-first-peach-blossoms-2023/ He invites us to to write a haiku or senryu that references spring flowers or blossoms. As I was quite taken withContinue reading “Mini-Season of Awakening Insects”

Micro-Seasons

Hi, this week Mark informs us that we have entered the micro-season of “Plants Show Their First Buds”. https://naturalistweekly.com/2023/03/03/micro-season-plants-show-their-first-buds-2023/ This is the final micro-season of the mini-season Rain Water, and it is so apt here in North Wales, as tree buds are appearing. Mark also invites us to write a haiku or senryu that referencesContinue reading “Micro-Seasons”

Micro-Seasons

Hi, in Mark’s blog on Micro-Seasons this week, https://naturalistweekly.com/2023/02/24/micro-season-haze-first-covers-the-sky-2023/, he shows that we have entered the micro-season of “Haze First Covers the Sky”, the second micro-season of the mini-season Rain Water. So Mark invites us to write a haiku or senryu that references haze or spring mists. in a blue sky a light mist gathersContinue reading “Micro-Seasons”

Micro-Season’s Haiku

Hi, in Mark’s Micro-seasons blog he tells us that we have entered the “Fish Rise From The Ice” https://naturalistweekly.com/2023/02/17/micro-season-fish-rise-from-the-ice-2023/ and he challenges us to write a haiku or senryu that references melting ice or melting snow. One of the haiku’s he posted is from Jack Kerouac – just perfect 🙂 Water in the birdbath –aContinue reading “Micro-Season’s Haiku”