The Rebirth – A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of fairy & magic, in honor of International Fairy Day, June 24th.

Remember, the best poetry has layers of meaning.

Image credit: Quotes About Poetry – Mark Nepo: Pinterest

“The Rebirth”

I waited. The break of day hovered near the edge of the mighty forest. Darkness rimmed the tree trunks and the heavy musk of decayed leaves hung in the air. In front of me, the pink tint of day’s first blush kissed the uppermost limbs of the trees bathing their leafy branches in a rosy glow. She was here. I sensed her presence. Before me, I glimpsed the powerful magic that spread like leafy tendrils through the trees. I bowed in reverence to the dawn of the day.

It was the creaking sound of the wind rattling the branches that alerted me. The dryad stretched her oaken boughs reaching for the spiritual warmth of the sun. Her trunk was etched with the lines of time. Yet, her beauty remained. The mighty oak tree and the dryad nymph were one, long ago forged by the power of Mother Gaia. I knew it was my time. Ancient memories flooded my senses and me, the tiny acorn, the fruit of the dryad, fell from my mother’s grasp to the darkness far below. My rebirth awaits.

Blooms heavy with dew –
stretch toward the rosy dawn,
spiritual bliss.
Fairy nymphs hover and flit,
spreading their magic for you.

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

Grow some magic!

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About 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

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