Ritual #Tanka Tuesday | Myths of the Mirror

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I’m sharing Diana Peach’s Crown Cinquain as part of this week’s Poetry Challenge Stars. This is amazing work. Notice how the stanzas flow from one to another telling the story of the image. ~Colleen~

Image ©2019 Willow Willers

Ritual

mehndi
love painted hands
palms offering the world
the beauty of hearts awakened
sacred

umber
scented color
my bridal ritual
bless me with joyful abundance
wisdom

sweet love
enchant my skin
butterflies transform me
lotus stirs my soul to flower
freedom

water
ripples of change
sunbirds carry my prayers
on gossamer dragonfly wings
reborn

guide me
auspicious art
drawn in ancient symbols
even the gods and goddesses
adorned

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My first crown cinquain ever.
Written in response to Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka Tuesday challenge.

Diana Peach: Myths of the Mirror

20 thoughts on “Ritual #Tanka Tuesday | Myths of the Mirror”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing, Colleen. I’m honored, truly. It was so much fun to play with the form and try to make those two-syllable lines work! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to grow. 🙂 <3

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