Poetry Friday ~ Cold & Storm

25 Jan

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Cold and Storm 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.

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A chilly simper

A kiss that tastes like snake oil

A lovers’ quarrel

A wintry tempest threatens

Stop––it’s warmer together 

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Let’s do less fighting and more loving. Have a great weekend!


33 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Cold & Storm”

  1. Priscilla Bettis January 25, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

    Aww, how sweet.:-)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. D. Wallace Peach January 25, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

    Nice one, Vashti, and a good one in preparation for Valentine’s Day. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben January 25, 2019 at 5:16 pm #

    To love, to love, to love! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  4. coldhandboyack January 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    Wow! Snake oil is quite descriptive. Love it.

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  5. Soooz January 25, 2019 at 7:57 pm #

    Perfect celebration ahead of Valentine’s Day, Vashti. I love this one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 25, 2019 at 10:21 pm #

      Hi Soooz! I’m so happy you enjoyed the Tanka❣️Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. D.L Finn, Author January 26, 2019 at 3:05 am #

    I love how you brought lovers quarrel into this and the suggestion to do more love instead of fighting! I have to agree with that. Have a fantastic weekend Vashti:)

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q January 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

      Hi Denise! I hope you’ve had a great start to your week. All those petty arguments lovers have chip away at what could be a great love. 😉 Thank you! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Annika Perry January 26, 2019 at 6:57 am #

    Vashti, a lovely response to the prompt and I am all for less fighting! Pretty image of the hearts … and thank you for reminding me about valentines! It always seems to sneak up on me. Wishing you a brilliant weekend! Hugs xx 🌺😀

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    • Vashti Q January 28, 2019 at 6:57 pm #

      Hello Annika! Valentine’s Day seems to sneak up on me too, but this year I had it in mind. I’m glad to have reminded you. Have a wonderful week, my friend. ❤ xo

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  8. Jill Weatherholt January 26, 2019 at 8:04 am #

    Beautiful. Vashti! Happy Weekend!

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    • Vashti Q January 28, 2019 at 7:12 pm #

      Thank you, Jill. Have a fantastic week! 😀 xo


  9. Natalie Ducey January 26, 2019 at 11:29 am #

    Beautiful, Vashti! Thanks so much for sharing the love. XO

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    • Vashti Q January 28, 2019 at 7:13 pm #

      Thank you, Natalie! Enjoy the new week! ❤ xo


  10. yvettemcalleiro January 26, 2019 at 11:41 am #

    Another great poem! It shows that love takes work. A couple might have their moments but they will find a way to come back to each another if they focus on love. ❤ 🙂

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    • Vashti Q January 28, 2019 at 7:15 pm #

      Very well said, Yvette. No couple is perfect but if they work on resolving their issues with love it will work out. Thank you! ❤ xo

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  11. Colleen Chesebro January 26, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

    I love it, Vashti… do more loving and less fighting! Exactly… A mantra for the whole world. Marvelous energy in your words. ❤ And, I got your email. 😀

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  12. rijanjks January 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

    What a beautiful response to the challenge! I totally agree. Less fighting and more loving!

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    • Vashti Q January 28, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

      I knew you would agree, Jan! Thank you. ❤ xo


  13. Miriam Hurdle January 26, 2019 at 11:41 pm #

    What’s the point to win the battle but lose the war? Great poem, Vashti.

    We came home last night. Hope to adjust the time zone soon. We went to Nara. My granddaughter had a good time. She called the deer puppy, because she hasn’t learned the word deer yet.

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    • Vashti Q January 28, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

      Welcome back, Miriam! I can’t wait to hear all about your trip. Aw, I’m so happy your granddaughter enjoyed Nara. ❤ xo

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      • Miriam Hurdle January 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm #

        Thank you for your recommendation. We had a very good visit. The transportation was very convenient! ❤ I still have a hard time going through the jet lag after 4 days. Last night woke up at 1:30 am, was up until 5 am, went back to sleep and woke up 2 hours ago – 2:30 pm. ❤ 😦

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    • Vashti Q February 1, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

      That’s terrible. I arrived home during the day and I wanted to go to sleep but I knew that would throw my whole system off, so I stayed up until it was my usual bed time and then fell asleep. It was hard but it helped me get back in rhythm quickly. 🙂

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      • Miriam Hurdle February 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm #

        I did it that way also. It just took me longer to adjust. I’m okay now. Thank you, Vashti. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q February 3, 2019 at 11:35 pm #

      I’m glad you’re all better, Miriam. 🙂


  14. Mabel Kwong January 27, 2019 at 6:12 am #

    Sweet little poem. It really is always warmer and cozier together with the one or those who matter to you. Lovely tie in with Valentine’s Day which is not too far away. Happy weekend, and have a good week ahead 🙂

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  1. Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 120, “Storm & Cold,” #SynonymsOnly – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer - January 28, 2019

    […] Season of Love, #TankaA chilly simperA kiss that tastes like snake oilA lovers' quarrelA wintry tempest threatensStop––it's warmer together Vashti Quiroz-Vega […]

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