Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I kept the prompt word “Angel” and changed “devil” to “Lucifer.”
Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can modify the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. Don’t be afraid to experiment with synonyms. Sometimes subtle meanings pack the most punch in your poetry. Play with the words for different reactions.
REMEMBER: The best poetry has layers of meaning.
“A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.”
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
Please link your #Tanka Poem contribution to my post found here.
Lucifer’s artwork –
lacy fingered angel frost,
sketched by stinging winds.
Winter’s artistic palate
hiding spring beneath the snow.
©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro
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Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.
The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.
Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.
When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry.
She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.