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Poetry Challenge – Day 15

Welcome to Day 15 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!  

HALF-WAY!  WOO HOO!  (sorry, just need to celebrate this little milestone…)

Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.

But first, congratulations, Pamie, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Pamie, please email me your address so I can send your prize: theresa.sapphire@gmail.com

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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The weather seems to be affecting my topics lately, as we are in the midst of a crazy mega-blizzard weekend in Minnesota, in April!

My Skin Forgets Continue reading

Poetry Challenge – Day 14

Welcome to Day 14 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.

But first, congratulations, Rita, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Rita, please email me your address so I can send your prize: theresa.sapphire@gmail.com

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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Somedays, this is just the way things go…

Lost in April Blizzard Continue reading

Poetry Challenge – Day 13

Welcome to Day 13 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.

But first, congratulations, Ann H, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Ann, please email me your address so I can send your prize: theresa.sapphire@gmail.com

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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sometimes… Continue reading

Poetry Challenge – Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

Well DRAT, no comments yesterday, so no winner!  Dear Reader, I hope you are not feeling shy about commenting… the stakes are very low, no-pressure to be anything in particular, you can just say “hi” from wherever you are, honest. I’d love-love-love to hear from you, and I hope to give away another poetry book tomorrow! (It’s so fun!)

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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Today’s prompt is to write a haibun that takes in the natural landscape of the place you live.

I’d never heard of form before! A Writer’s Digest article says, “The haibun is the combination of two poems: a prose poem and haiku. The form was popularized by the 17th century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho. Both the prose poem and haiku typically communicate with each other, though poets employ different strategies for this…” 

Okay then… here’s mine:

Minneapolis Haibun Continue reading

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