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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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Colleen Chesebro

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.

22 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. 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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