“Celebrate the Summer Solstice,” A Tanka Poem


I’ve stretched the limits of my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge this week, but I have a good reason as you will see below. In my Tanka poem, I used “cheer,” for praise, and “feed the fires,” for excite.

This is also a book cover reveal!

Please join me on Thursday, June 21st, to help me celebrate the release of my first book of poetry and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration.” This book is written as a tribute to the Summer Solstice.

Fairies, Myths, & Magic Final

Book Cover design by Wendy Anne Darling ~ Bookxeedo Book Covers


Celebrate the Summer Solstice

This summer solstice—
cheer the balmy rising sun
Litha blessings flow.
Triumph the light over dark,
feed the fires of midsummer.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

Stayed tuned to learn about the special introductory price which will be announced on June 21st. <3

Good morning friends

81 thoughts on ““Celebrate the Summer Solstice,” A Tanka Poem”

  1. So excited for you, Colleen. One more sleep until the big day. I’ll be sharing/tweeting the fabulous news tomorrow. Best wishes to you. Beautiful cover too! 🙂

  2. This is a wonderful surprise, Colleen! Congratulations! The book cover is lovely. I also enjoyed your Tanka. Wishing you all the best with your new release! <3 xx

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        1. Such an amazing journey, Brigid! I enjoyed this book so much. I hope you write more about your many skills. This review will be on my blog tomorrow. ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Oooh. Lovely cover, Colleen. I love the magical font and the rich colors. Congrats on the book! My grandson is a solstice baby so we’ll be playing on a bouncy castle on the solstice, but I’ll be by to pick up your new book too! Happy Solstice. <3

    1. Happy birthday to your sweet grandson. He is surely blessed to be a solstice baby. HOW cool! Thanks so much for your support, Diana. Wendy and I worked hard on this cover. It took quite a bit of work, but she is a gem at design. <3

  5. I’m so excited for you, Colleen! <3 I can see the magic on the cover already. <3 I'll check it out on Thursday night as I'm attending a Writers Conference.

  6. So thrilled for you sis. I feel like I’ve been on this journey with you. <3 You know I'll reblog this next week! <3 OH, and loveeeeeee the cover!!!!! xxxx

  7. Magical Tanka, Colleen, and I LOVE the cover! Woo-hoo! Wish we could celebrate in person but will enjoy the online festivities nonetheless. Kudos and hugs, Sis ❤️❤️❤️

  8. Oh sis… I am thrilled to hear this news! Celebrate? I can only imagine that the vibrations of happiness shall lift even the most stubborn and send the supportive, even higher. Rock it Sis! Rock it!!! <3

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