Ringing in the New Year – A Tanka

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Welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka challenge. This week, I kept the prompt words of ‘last and few.’ Both words have many connotations and can change the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. By the way, please link your Tanka to my post found here.

Ron and I have so much to be thankful for this year. My heart swells at the outpouring of love and friendship from my blogging community. Thank you all for making this a memorable year for me.

Don’s forget, great excitement lies just around the corner… On January 3, 2017, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy will finally be published. I can hardly contain my excitement! 😀

I would like to take this time to wish you peace and happiness.

The last hours tarry –

between the Yule and New Year,

time is suspended.

When Auld Lang Syne sweetly sings

hope recharges our spirits.

© 2016 Colleen M. Chesebro

Happy New Year everyone! <3

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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16 Comments

  1. Lovely. Happy New Year! <3

  2. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #15 – CHANGE & BEAUTY – Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

  3. Such marvelous joys!

  4. Lovely images dancing in my head and heart. Wishing you every happiness in 2017 and beyond! <3

  5. Happy New Year, great tanka and of course, all the best of luck with your new book, Colleen!

  6. Beautiful, we wish you and your family a happy new year 🙂

  7. Yes, you are right. We always feel such a surge of hope at new year.

  8. this is lovely, colleen and i’m so happy to read your work as always. here’s to another year and more lovely works – beth

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