Poetry Friday ~ Fall & Give

27 Sep

Fall and Give 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.

Photo by Alex Geerts

Here’s my contribution to this week’s poetry challenge. I hope you enjoy my double Nonet.

Let Go The Things That Belong To The Past

The Autumn is a distinct season.
It teaches us profound lessons
about life and sacrifice.
We need to embrace change.
Every change is
for the better.
We must learn
to let

Trees lose their leaves, and it’s both sad and
beautiful, painful, and needed.
Yet, it lets it go without
regrets and welcomes change.
Dwelling on the past
will stunt our growth
leaving us
stuck in

Photo by Anthony Intraversato

I’ve had the hardest time creating this post. OMG! At one point, I wanted to scream and give up. That’s how bad it was. I’ve just started using WordPress’ new Gutenberg block editor, and it hasn’t been easy. Thank goodness I have a brilliant friend who’s figured it all out and has posted numerous tutorials on her blog. If you’re having a hard time with Gutenberg block editor, do yourself a favor and check out Natalie Ducey’s blog.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

44 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Fall & Give”

  1. John W. Howell September 27, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    Good job on the new WordPress editor. Nice shout out to Natalie.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. coldhandboyack September 27, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

    Nice work on the prompt. I dread the day they force Gutenberg upon me. I still use the Apple app and do minor edits on the old version of the editor.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 27, 2019 at 10:57 pm #

      I kind of regret starting with the Gutenberg editor but I’m stuck with it now. I know I’ll eventually get the hang of it but boy was it frustrating.😘 Thank you! Have a great weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Nathan AM Smith September 27, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

    So beautiful!! And I love the pics!

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    • Vashti Q September 27, 2019 at 10:58 pm #

      Thanks, Nathan❣️That’s so cool. Enjoy the weekend!


  4. Priscilla Bettis September 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm #

    It’s wise to look forward and not get stuck in the past, to shed our old leaves in preparation for bigger, beautiful branches. You said it all so beautifully.

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    • Vashti Q September 27, 2019 at 10:59 pm #

      So did you, my friend❣️Thank you!


  5. Colleen M. Chesebro September 27, 2019 at 5:15 pm #

    Good for you, Sis. I love the new editor. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do, it will give you many options. Now, on to your double Nonets: I love how succinct your thoughts are linked to Autumn and change. Excellent. This is the time we let go of the things that don’t serve us well anymore. Love it!! ❤

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    • Vashti Q September 27, 2019 at 11:05 pm #

      Thank you, Colleen! 💗 I’m happy you enjoyed the nonets. For some reason WordPress kept freezing every time I started a new block, so I had to keep refreshing. It took me 3x as long to prepare this post. Has this ever happened to you?

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      • Colleen M. Chesebro September 28, 2019 at 10:57 am #

        It did at first when I started using the new editor. After awhile it quit. Don’t be afraid to let WP know. My issues are always related to problems between the old and new editor. Keep at it. Google the editor shortcuts for the Gutenberg editor. That really helped me. ❤️

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      • Vashti Q September 30, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

        Well, I’m hoping it quits after a while for me too. I switched to the new editor to save time and be more creative not to take longer. I’ll keep at it––I hate giving up. Natalie’s tutorials have been invaluable, but I’ll google the shortcuts as well. Thank you, Sis! ❤

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      • Colleen M. Chesebro September 30, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

        I’m going to try and put together a post each each week on how to use the editor. Hopefully, that will help.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q October 1, 2019 at 11:33 am #

        I’m sure it’ll be helpful. Thank you!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Colleen M. Chesebro October 1, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

        Stay tuned. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Annette Rochelle Aben September 27, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

    Fills me with excitement for the change that shall bring a better life!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 27, 2019 at 11:10 pm #

      I’m wishing for great things to come your way, my friend❣️

      Liked by 1 person

  7. D.L. Finn, Author September 27, 2019 at 11:37 pm #

    This certainly fits my fall mood. I loved your take on the challenge, Vashti! Have a great weekend. xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 30, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

      Hi, Denise! Yay! I’m so glad. Thank you very much! Have a great new week, my friend! ❤ xo


  8. Natalie Ducey September 28, 2019 at 10:26 am #

    You’re so kind, Vashti. Thanks so much for the shout-out. There’s a learning curve for sure, but it’s worth it. 🙂
    I love these nonets and the poignant and powerful message of letting go. Cheers to you! Wishing you a fabulous weekend, my friend. xo

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    • Vashti Q September 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

      Hi, Natalie! I’m so grateful for your tutorials. Thank you. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the Nonets. Have a fantastic new week! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Jan Sikes September 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

    I love the Fall! I’m ready for some cooler weather to arrive in Texas!! Love the poem! Well-done!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm #

      Hi, Jan! Fall weather is pleasant in South Florida. It isn’t quite cool yet, but it’s getting there. Thank you very much! ❤


  10. dgkaye September 28, 2019 at 8:03 pm #

    Gorgeous double Etheree Vashti. And I admire your tenacity for diving into the new editor. I’m quite happy without the added headaches. Lol. 🙂 ❤

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    • Vashti Q September 30, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

      Hi, Debby! Ha, ha! Natalie described all the wonderful things we can achieve with the Gutenberg editor, so I went for it. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually. I kept going back to her tutorials for guidance. I’m so glad you enjoyed the Nonets. Thank you! ❤ xo

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      • dgkaye September 30, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

        Natalie is great at this, so is Colleen. I don’t want to know – I have enough grief with my blog, I don’t need anything added, lol ❤

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      • Vashti Q October 1, 2019 at 11:34 am #

        Ha, ha! I get it. I agree with what you said about Natalie and Colleen. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye October 1, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

        🙂 ❤

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  11. robbiesinspiration September 29, 2019 at 1:42 am #

    This post looks great, Vashti so you have done a good job with the new editor. I love your poems, well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 30, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

      Thank you, Robbie. It was a little frustrating because it took me twice as long to finish. I thought the new editor would save me some time, and the opposite happened because it kept freezing up on me, but I’m glad I was able to finish the post. I’m happy you liked the Nonets. ❤ xo


  12. watchingthedaisies September 29, 2019 at 7:33 am #

    The autumn colours are so stunning aren’t they Vashti. Your poem is a beautiful match to the photographs. I am shying away from Gutenberg!

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    • Vashti Q September 30, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

      Hello, Brigid! Yes. I love autumn colors. It’s one of the things I miss about living up north. It’s been a difficult transition for me. I think there are still some glitches with the Gutenberg editor. The program kept freezing on me, and it was so frustrating. I don’t have time for that. 😉 Thanks for the visit and comment, my friend! ❤

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  13. memadtwo September 30, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

    These are definitely thought that autumn has been bringing this year. We can’t keep holding on. And beautiful photos! (K)

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  14. Miriam Hurdle October 1, 2019 at 1:53 am #

    I enjoyed your double Nonets, Vashti! Autumn is my favorite season. Somehow the changing of colors and the falling leaves set me on a different mood than other seasons. Perhaps the second favorite season is spring.

    I just arrived Portland, Oregon to spend a week with my granddaughter for her birthday. My daughter is expecting a second child. Portland is where I see all the changing colors, can’t wait to see them tomorrow.

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    • Vashti Q October 1, 2019 at 11:42 am #

      Hi, Miriam! Thank you. I’m happy you enjoyed the Nonets. I love autumn too! It’s going to be so beautiful up in Portland. Enjoy your trip and take lots of pictures! ❤ xo


  15. D. Wallace Peach October 3, 2019 at 5:46 pm #

    “Yet, it lets it go without
    regrets and welcomes change.”
    I love those lines, Vashti. There’s so much wisdom in nature. Beautiful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Bette A. Stevens October 10, 2019 at 8:45 pm #

    Love these, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

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