“Magical Protection,” A Haiga/Senryu

This week for my poetry challenge, the words were meaning and passion. I used the word, application for meaning, and the word spirit, for passion. My poetry reflects a human condition (fear) so it falls in the Senryu category.

I created a Haiga, that possibly is on the iffy side. The image directly reflects upon the words of my Senryu. So, does the image add something to my words? Do you get an alternate reading?

I thought about meditation when I wrote the Senryu but happened upon this image. I think the image conveys a different meaning. The background is spooky which causes me to wonder if the woman feels fear. What do you think?

Haiga ~ Senryu
Magical Protection

An application—
of magical protection,
my calm spirit soars.

©2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

Peace!

Author: Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical, which may mean she is experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing poetry and storytelling. Colleen sponsors a weekly Syllabic Poetry Challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on her blog where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and several other publications. In November 2017, she won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community. In 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. In 2019, she placed second in the Three Act Story category, with her piece called “The Game.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and black cat, Freyja. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.

37 thoughts on ““Magical Protection,” A Haiga/Senryu”

    1. Thanks, Violet. Haiga have so much interpretation involved in them. It’s fun to try to strike the right balance between your words and the image. Nature Haiku is so much easier. It’s all great practice, though. ❤

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    1. Great! I wanted different interpretations and I’m getting them. Haiga are all about how the art and words speak to you. I see so more in here. My Buddhism and Paganism often intertwine, so I feel some of that too. Thanks, Sis. ❤

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    1. Actually, I love your’s much better. You use your words to tell the whole story. The cup of coffee brings me comfort and relaxation… I think my image might be too much… not enough left to the reader’s imagination. LOL!

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  1. It is beautiful Colleen. I don’t sense fear at all. I sense the woman has a magical gift. The background is light, and she in turn is bringing on more light.

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