Poetry Friday ~ Poet’s Choice

4 Jun

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog!

Happy JUNE! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters can choose their own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to us! Colleen Chesebro’s Poetry Challenge!

Today, I will be sharing my review of Colleen Chesebro’s book, ‘Fairies, Myths, & Magic: A Summer Celebration,’ and I will also be sharing a couple of her poems from the book.

The Magical Tree by Colleen Chesebro
In Spring—
the Lady wears a crown of
yellow blossoms
whose sweet scents tease and tantalize
on warmer days soon to be.

By Summer—
her Majesty dons her most
beautiful apparel
with leaves a bright verdant green
shiny with midsummer dreams.

In Autumn—
the Lady shows us her splendor
whose bright orange leaves herald
the darkness of another winter slumber.

In Winter—
her Majesty lays naked
barren leaves shed like tears
awaiting the hope of a new year.
Blooms heavy with dew—
stretch toward the rosy dawn,
spiritual bliss.
Fairy nymphs hover and flit,
spreading their magic for you.

My Review:

This book is a collection of entertaining poems and short stories along with interesting facts about fairies and magic. The author also shares her own beliefs and experiences, which makes this book delightfully unique.

Author and poet Colleen Chesebro includes a varied selection of poetry styles inspired by magic, fays, and the summer solstice. Some of the stories and poems will make you laugh while others will inspire you, enchant, and even haunt you.

Although I enjoyed all the stories and poems in this book, “The Leaving” and “Halloween Havoc” were two of my favorite stories, and “The Magical Tree,” was one of my much-loved poems.

I recommend this book to lovers of fairies, magic, nature, poetry, and engaging stories.


Colleen Chesebro has a new book out called Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry Check it out! Colleen is an expert when it comes to writing syllabic poetry, so if you’d like to learn more click on the link and get your copy. I got mine!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a fabulous day!

65 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Poet’s Choice”

  1. jazzytower June 4, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

    A good review, I am looking forward to the read 🙂. Thanks Vashti🙂


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  2. Annette Rochelle Aben June 4, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

    AWesome review of a cool book!

    Liked by 5 people

  3. John W. Howell June 4, 2021 at 2:52 pm #

    Excellent review, Vashti. Thank you for sharing

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica June 4, 2021 at 3:10 pm #

    I really enjoyed this too! Great review Vashti and share of Colleen’s new book. 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Gwen M. Plano June 4, 2021 at 3:27 pm #

    Thank you, Vashti, for sharing your review and the poems. Simply beautiful! 💗

    Liked by 5 people

  6. Colleen M. Chesebro June 4, 2021 at 3:32 pm #

    Vashti, I can’t thank you enough for your lovely post. I’m glad you loved Fairies, Myths, & Magic. (I’m working on the Winter Solstice version to be published later this year). Word Craft: Prose & Poetry was a true labor of love. Thanks so much for your support. It means the world to me. ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 6, 2021 at 7:31 pm #

      I enjoyed your book very much, so it’s my pleasure to feature it here. I’m excited about book 2!👏😀 I’m also reading Word Craft: Prose & Poetry now. You’re very welcome. Happy Writing!😊💕

      Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 7, 2021 at 9:34 pm #


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  7. Brenda Marie Fluharty June 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm #

    Great review. I have read both books and love them both.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Bette A. Stevens June 4, 2021 at 4:19 pm #

    Wonderful review and excerpt! 🙂 Sharing…

    Liked by 3 people

  9. olganm June 4, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

    Lovely review of what sounds like a delightful book. Thanks, Vashti, and congratulations to Colleen!

    Liked by 4 people

    • Vashti Q June 6, 2021 at 7:34 pm #

      It is a lovely book, Olga. I’m glad you enjoyed the review. Thank you❣️


  10. Marsha June 4, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

    Great review. I’m enjoying the book as well. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  11. yvettemcalleiro June 4, 2021 at 6:10 pm #

    What a great review, Vashti! I enjoyed both her poem and yours. Her book cover is great as well. I enjoy stories and poems about fairies. I’ll have to check this out. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q June 6, 2021 at 7:39 pm #

      Thank you, Yvette! Both poems were written by Colleen. I should have made that clearer. I’m happy you enjoyed them. Thank you for the visit and lovely comment, my friend❣️

      Liked by 1 person

  12. D.L. Finn, Author June 5, 2021 at 1:27 am #

    Great review, Vashti! I loved this book! Magical 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q June 6, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

      Thank you! Yay! That’s great, Denise!👏😀 Yes! It’s an enchanting book.✨


  13. Jill Weatherholt June 5, 2021 at 7:22 am #

    Great review! Thanks for sharing, Vashti. Enjoy the weekend!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q June 6, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

      Hi, Jill! I love to share books I’ve enjoyed. Have a wonderful new week!🥰


  14. memadtwo June 5, 2021 at 7:24 am #

    Colleen is an inspiration to us all! (K)

    Liked by 3 people

  15. judeitakali June 6, 2021 at 3:53 am #

    This is an amazing review 🤩

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q June 6, 2021 at 7:45 pm #

      Thank you, Jude! I appreciate your visit and sweet comment❣️


  16. robbiesinspiration June 6, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

    A wonderful review of Colleen’s book, Vashti, which I also loved.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. markbierman June 6, 2021 at 9:26 pm #

    Beautiful craftsmanship on the poem, Diana. Congratulations on the excellent review and thanks for sharing your thought, Vashti. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q June 7, 2021 at 9:39 pm #

      Hi, Mark! It’s Colleen’s book and poems. Thank you for stopping by!😊

      Liked by 1 person

  18. dgkaye June 7, 2021 at 12:16 am #

    I loved all the seasons in this story Vashti. And wonderful review for Colleen’s book. I am looking forward to reading it too ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Miriam Hurdle June 7, 2021 at 12:26 am #

    Wonderful review, Vashti, and I liked the poem you quoted. I also enjoyed Colleen’s Fairies, Myths, & Magic. ❤

    Liked by 4 people

    • Vashti Q June 7, 2021 at 9:47 pm #

      Hi, Miriam! Thank you! I’m happy you enjoyed the review and Colleen’s poems and book.😊💕


      • Miriam Hurdle June 8, 2021 at 12:29 am #

        Very well done, Vashti! Colleen would be happy about that.💖😊

        Liked by 1 person

  20. Terrific review for a lovely book thanks Vashti.. ♥

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  21. D. Wallace Peach June 7, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

    Wonderful review, Vashti. I also thoroughly enjoyed the book. Clear instructions and inspiration for writing syllabic poetry, and amazing examples. What a gift to poets everywhere. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q June 7, 2021 at 9:59 pm #

      Yes! I’m reading Word Craft now, and it’s definitely a great book to use as a reference. I have the ebook, but I plan on getting the paperback.😘

      Liked by 1 person

      • D. Wallace Peach June 8, 2021 at 9:14 am #

        I have the ebook too and have referred back to it a few times already. The TOC made that really easy. Colleen did a fantastic job.

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  22. Ritish Sharma June 11, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

    Thanka for the reviews. Will consider this.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. The Hook June 12, 2021 at 8:52 am #

    Thanks for the great review, Vashti!

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Natalie Ducey June 12, 2021 at 10:37 am #

    A wonderful review to share, Vashti! Bravo to Colleen. Cheers to you both! xo

    Liked by 3 people


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