silver Luna’s soft glow highlights night
sky echoes stars, hoarfrost lace glints
upon fallen leaves of gold
tree shadow skeletons
shiver in the wind
in the cold
Colleen M. Chesebro
Word Weaving # 1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse
Welcome to Tea. Toast. & Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
I am delighted that writer and poet, Colleen Chesebro, and I are connecting Michigan and British Columbia to discuss the art of current and traditional forms of syllabic poetry.
Colleen believes that the art of crafting poetry strengthens our writing skills. In her book, Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry, she writes: “When we create poetry, we gain command of language; cultivate a healthy vocabulary, master literary devices such as metaphor, simile, alliteration, hyperbole, and allegory. We learn to work in imagery.”
Is writing poetry open to all of us? How do we begin a poet’s journey? Where can we find support and encouragement from other poets? These are the questions that will be discussed today.
I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia.
Thank you, Colleen for sharing your insights on how poetry allows us to describe the world around us in unexpected ways. I am inspired by your final words in your book “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry: Be bold. Be creative. Write some syllabic poetry.