Fairy Orbs Flicker – A Tanka

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 27 – “Light & Dark”

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of light and dark.

This week, I decided to write a Tanka. I used “darkness,” for dark, and kept the word, “light.”

Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can alter the meaning of your prose & 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.

The best poetry has layers of meaning.

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Fairy Orbs Flicker

Fairy orbs flicker –
an invitation to seek
a celestial faith.
Darkness consumes my spirit
until the light fills my heart.

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

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24 replies

  1. Love it, Colleen. I’ve never tried anything except poetry and that only when my muse stands looking over my shoulder and my guardian angel is whispering the words in my ear. Still trying though. Someday I might surprise myself with a Haiku.

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  2. Wishing you lots of light in your heart, Colleen!

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  3. Lovely poem, Colleen. Wishing you lots of light in your heart.

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  4. This is wonderful Colleen, love it. 🙂

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  5. Some thoughts you again inspired:

    the light of life
    don’t look up it will blind you
    darkness forever
    ~~
    a fairy whispered
    light and dark are equal
    vernal equinox
    ~~
    inspirational
    what beautiful words can do
    your tanka thank you
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    My heartfelt thanks to
    The ever inspiring Colleen
    May her poetry challenges
    Invoke participation from
    All the poets on Word Press
    Thanks again,

    Mick

    PS A pingback on its way!

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  6. Oh, this is beautiful Colleen 🙂

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  7. “Darkness consumes my spirit until the light fills my heart”- what a beautiful piece! It almost seems magical! I’m glad I came across this blog, looking forward to reading more of your wonderful posts 🙂

    Angie
    angieyhsim.wordpress.com

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