“Nectar of the Devas,” #BadgerHexastich

This week for the Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge we skipped a week… Yup, it was totally my fault. This week should have been a photo prompt. No worries, we’ll do the photo prompt on March 23rd.

In the meantime, our theme prompt came from Merril D. Smith, who suggested we write about immortality.

What is immortality? A state of deathlessness— a dimension of the mind where the soul dwells after reaching Nirvana? “Immortality is mindfulness occupied with the body.” (psy-minds.com/amrita)

Immortality—Life, death, rebirth, and the circle continues until Nirvana is attained.

"Nectar of the Devas"

soma—
sweet ambrosia
the drink of the devas
immortality gained
with a mere sip...
heaven

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

The idea of immortality is ancient and goes far back into antiquity. Almost all religions have some concept of immortality, as well. There is much speculation about what this nectar of the devas (soma) really was. Could it have been fly-agaric? Or was it Cannabis?

How does a Pagan Buddhist view immortality? It’s a gift from the gods…

How to be immortal in real life

Author: Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and 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, shadorma, Badger’s hexastich, Abhanga, and diatelle poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems,” and in various other online publications. She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly 99-word flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com, an online writing community. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for Carrot Ranch. Colleen has published a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Colleen Chesebro’s poetry blog is called Word Craft – Prose & Poetry at https://wordcraftpoetry.com/ Her author blog is found at https://colleenchesebro.com where you will find her poetry and short stories.

34 thoughts on ““Nectar of the Devas,” #BadgerHexastich”

  1. Wow… Beautiful Rainbows of colour… Just what I need to greet me .. Thank you Colleen .. Indeed we are all immortal… Hold NO FEAR!…… lots of love Colleen… Happy to be in WP today .. Take care and MUCH love ❤

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