Poetry Friday ~ Begin & Fresh

11 Jan

Hi, everyone! I hope all is well in your world.

 

I am beyond excited today. My book, Son of the Serpent has received another wonderful review written by bestselling, award-winning author, Suzanne Burke. What a great way to start the weekend!

You can read that review on her blog Welcome to the World of Suzanne Burke.

♥ Please read and share this amazing review. 

Suzanne, thank you so much for taking the time to read my book and for writing such a heartfelt and really generous review.

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Here’s my contribution to Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge:

 

Opportunity

presented at her doorstep

so the writer seized

that one chance for her soul to

start a new kind of dance

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Illustration by Andrew Ferez (DeviantART)

Begin and Fresh are this week’s prompt words chosen by Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer.

*The catch is that we can only use the synonyms to these words in our poems.

Colleen hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called, Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge every Tuesday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree or Cinquain poem. She is an author and poet, and also does book reviews and so much more on her blog. Be sure to check it out.

Happy Friday!

51 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Begin & Fresh”

  1. olganm January 11, 2019 at 4:31 pm #

    Congratulations, Vashti and happy weekend!

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    • Vashti Q January 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm #

      Thank you, Olga! You have a great weekend too. 😀 xo

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  2. Annette Rochelle Aben January 11, 2019 at 4:31 pm #

    Ooh, you dance, girlfriend. Shake it like martini!

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    • Vashti Q January 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

      Oh yes, my friend! I’m doing my happy dance. Ha, ha! Thank you, and have a great weekend. 😀 xo

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  3. Olga January 11, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

    A new year, new beginnings, new kind of dance. Happy to hear things are going well for you, Vashti. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q January 11, 2019 at 5:32 pm #

      Thank you, Olga! I hope all is well with you too. Enjoy the weekend, my friend! 😀 xo

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  4. yvettemcalleiro January 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    That’s awesome! Congrats on the new review! I’m way behind on my TBR list. 😥 I love the new poem. ❤

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    • Vashti Q January 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm #

      Hi Yvette! I’m so happy you enjoyed the Tanka. I know what you mean. Have a wonderful weekend! ❤ xo

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  5. D. Wallace Peach January 11, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

    Congrats on the review, Vashti. I can tell you’re delighted. And a beautiful poem that I hope all of us writers can relate to. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q January 11, 2019 at 6:41 pm #

      Thank you, Diana. I’m also happy you liked the poem. My #1 goal this year is to publish another book, so I hope the muse is with me and ready to dance. 😉 xo

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    • Vashti Q January 11, 2019 at 6:59 pm #

      I sure will. 😀

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  6. trentpmcd January 11, 2019 at 6:49 pm #

    Very cool, congratulations on the review 🙂

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    • Vashti Q January 11, 2019 at 7:02 pm #

      Thank you, Trent! Reviews are so hard to come by, so when you finally get one and it’s great and written by someone you admire––it just doesn’t get any better than this. Have a wonderful weekend! 😀 xo

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  7. Jill Weatherholt January 11, 2019 at 9:39 pm #

    Congratulations, Vashti! What a great way to start off the new year. I hope you’re continuing to feel better each day. ❤

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 4:58 pm #

      It is a wonderful way to begin the new year. I’m beginning to feel myself again. I’m growing stronger every day. Thank you so much, my friend❣️

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  8. Soooz January 11, 2019 at 10:10 pm #

    😊Loved the Tanka, Vashti! I’m so pleased you were delighted by my review. Your writing is a gift to your readers, and it was a marvelous beginning to my reading year.❤️️

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

      Hi Soooz! I’m happy you enjoyed my Tanka. I was beyond thrilled with your review and grateful. That’s one of the greatest things anyone has ever said about my writing. I want to print out your comment, frame it, and put it over my writing desk. 😃💕

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      • Soooz January 13, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

        😊 You earned every word of the review, my friend.

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

      Thank you. 😊

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  9. Linda Mims January 11, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

    Congratulations on the awesome review. Great poem.😃

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  10. Jacquie Biggar January 11, 2019 at 10:35 pm #

    Congrats, Vashti, well deserved!

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  11. D.L Finn, Author January 12, 2019 at 3:19 am #

    So happy on your review Vashti:) I love the idea of the soul doing a new dance. Have a great weekend!

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

      I ended 2018 with your marvelous review of Son of the Serpent and began the new year with Mark and Suzanne’s great reviews. I couldn’t be happier, my friend. Thank you very much. 😀💕

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  12. Annika Perry January 12, 2019 at 3:51 am #

    Vashti, this is fantastic news! 🎉🎉 What an amazing review and they obviously need a new starring system! A great start of the weekend for you … keep dancing! 😀

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 5:18 pm #

      Thank you so much, Annika! 😃 It’s a great way to begin the new year too. I’ll keep dancing and you can join in. 💗

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  13. Teagan R. Geneviene January 12, 2019 at 9:48 am #

    Hi Vashti. Congrats on another fabulous review! Woot! I can’t wait to read this book.
    Oh, and that dragon image is fabulous! Hysterical. Mega hugs.

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

      Yay! Thank you very much, Teagan! I love that dragon illustration. It captures how I feel sometimes while I’m in my writing zone. Ha, ha! Enjoy the new week, my friend. Hug&Kisses! 💕

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  14. Natalie Ducey January 12, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

    Vashti, I loooove this post! Congratulations on the fabulous review. Cheers to you! 🙂
    The poem is beautifully inspiring too. Such an awesome way to start the day. Thank you for sharing. So happy for you, my friend! XO

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the post, Natalie. You’re such a sweet, dear friend and you always encourage me with your words. Thank you so much for being so kind. 😊💕

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  15. Colleen Chesebro January 12, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

    Dancing souls are right up my alley. You are always so inspiring, Vashti. I don’t know if you missed this, but we have a new submission for on the challenge post for you to cut and paste your name, name, and type of poem, the link to your poem on your blog, and your poem. Here’s the information: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/01/08/poetry-challenge-submission-rules/. ❤ P. S. I grabbed your information this week from your post.

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 5:47 pm #

      Hi Colleen! You are a very inspiring writer, so your comment means a lot to me. Thank you. Also, thanks for submitting my poem this week. I’ll be sure to do it next week. 😚💕

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      • Colleen Chesebro January 13, 2019 at 9:24 pm #

        No worries, Vashti. Everyone is getting used to the new process. ❤️❤️❤️

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    • Vashti Q January 14, 2019 at 2:50 pm #

      ❤ xo

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  16. tracikenworth January 12, 2019 at 9:44 pm #

    Reblogged this on Loleta Abi.

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  17. rijanjks January 13, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

    Suzanne’s review was fabulous! I know you felt as if you’d received a dozen roses from a lover. Love the poem and the photos here are just Wow!!! Happy weekend, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 5:37 pm #

      Ha, ha! I’m a fan of Suzanne’s work, so to know that she enjoys my work as well is very rewarding. It’s great that you enjoyed the poem and pictures, Jan. Thank you! 💗

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  18. Adele Marie January 13, 2019 at 2:14 pm #

    Fantastic news about the review. I have my copy and look forward to reading it, as I thoroughly enjoyed Lillith. xxx

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2019 at 5:41 pm #

      Hi Adele! I’m so happy you enjoyed The Fall of Lilith, and I hope you enjoy Son of the Serpent as much or more. Thank you very much, my friend. 😊💕

      Liked by 1 person

  19. jaye22 January 14, 2019 at 4:33 pm #

    I love the review you received from Suzanne Vashti, well done as usual with this week’s challenge the graphics you choose go so well xoxox

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    • Vashti Q January 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm #

      Thank you, Jaye! Happy New Year! Just in case I haven’t said it to you yet. I’m glad you liked the review, it made me very happy. Thank you for always being so supportive. Wishing you all the best––always! ❤ xo

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  20. robbiesinspiration January 14, 2019 at 11:45 pm #

    A lovely poem, Vashti. I saw this lovely review on Suzanne’s blog previously. Congratulations.

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    • Vashti Q January 15, 2019 at 3:53 pm #

      Thank you very much, Robbie. I hope things are good at home and everyone’s feeling better. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • robbiesinspiration January 16, 2019 at 12:00 am #

        Everything is back to normal, VAshti. Boys back at school, parents back in Hell oops I meant back at work [grin]. I am embarking on a horror / supernatural book reading phase and your books are in my lineup.

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    • Vashti Q January 16, 2019 at 4:58 pm #

      I’m so happy things are back the way they should be. Yeah, work is a drag. :/ Ha, ha. Oh! That’s great, Robbie. Thank you and I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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