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“The Morrigan,” A Garland #Haiku

The minute I laid eyes on the photo that Linda picked out for our #photoprompt challenge this month, I recognized the dark birds as the harbingers of the great Celtic Queen, the Morrigan. Her fiery strength manifests in the orange glow of the sun as it highlights the arid plains that stretch to infinity. As above, so below.

Over the Halloween (Samhain) holiday last month, I felt the call of this Celtic goddess. If you’re interested, you can read about my experiences HERE & HERE.

I chose a Haiku garland to illustrate how easy it is to link several Haiku together to form a longer poem. These five Haiku convey a powerful message. It’s amazing what calls out to you from a photo.

Are you ready to join in the challenge! Read the post HERE.

The Morrigan on her throne: Image Credit: http://olderealms.blogspot.com/2013/08/morrigan.html

“The Morrigan”

Shape-shifting goddess
woman of the fairy mound
divine poetess

From haunted visions 
the great queen chooses her own
heed the corvid’s call

acknowledge and learn
as she delves into your soul
to expose your strengths

Her voice, a whisper
or a terrifying wail
sovereignty required

Morrigan of the
raven wing, finder of souls
I accept your gift.

©2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

Have fun and write some syllabic poetry!

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. I enjoyed your haiku garland! Even more possibilities are opening up.

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  3. Awesome poetry Sis! Yes, sovereignty is required! <3

  4. This is amazing, Colleen.

  5. What a magical piece, Colleen!

  6. Fantastic, Colleen! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  7. This was so cool! When I saw the title I was intrigued – there’s a character named Morrigan in the Dragon Age video game series. From your poem, I gather there is someone at that gaming studio who’s done a bit of homework! The garland here was also just so badass. Love it.

  8. Quite a narrative! I agree with Kerfe.

  9. Fantastic sis. I love this. <3

  10. Lovely. Like a chant, a prayer. (K)

  11. Magical! Thanks, Colleen!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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