“The Triskele,” A Shadorma Poem

This week for my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge I want to share a new poetry form called the Shadorma. You can learn about this form HERE.

The Triskele

Celtic crest
past, present, future,
triple self
number three
life cycles that never end
life, death, and rebirth.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

The Triskele is an ancient Celtic symbol which represents the cycles that never ends: the journey of life, death, and rebirth that is always in motion, and neverending.

Read more about the history behind this symbol at CelticLife.com

Author: Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre flash fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems.” She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com. In 2020, she won first place in the Carrot Ranch Folk Tale or Fable category, with her story called “Why Wolf Howls at the Moon.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.

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