“Slip into Mabon,” An Etheree Poem

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Here is my Etheree poem for this week’s poetry challenge using the word “slip” for fall, and “endeavor” for the word, try. This poetry form is now part of the challenge.

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Slip Into Mabon

Slip
into
Mabon and
celebrate the
rituals of the
season by sharing food,
counting one’s hidden blessings,
honoring the mother goddess,
filled with an endeavor to succeed
by remembering our ancestor’s truth.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro


What is an Etheree Poem?

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting September 25th, 2018. It’s called an Etheree Poem.

The lovely Hélène Vaillant from Willow Poetry has been creating a poetry form that I had never seen before. Take a look at her poem HERE.

I researched the form and here is what I learned:

The Etheree poem consists of ten lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The trick is to create a memorable message within the required format.

Poets can get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but the idea is to follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Reversed Etheree Syllable Count: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Double Etheree Syllable Count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

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“The Vitality of Words,” A Tanka

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This week for my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, I used the word “drives,” for vigor, and “vitality” for the word, energy.

I chose these words to show how fun it could be to use words that have a similar meaning or connotation in your poetry. I usually like to use opposites because that gives us an opportunity to show some kind of tension in our prose. Change is good, right?

Thesaurus.com gives us different synonyms for the word, “energy.” I’ve added a screenshot so you can see the available tabs for the different meanings of the word. Please take advantage of those additional suggestions. I always try to find words that have additional meanings (not always) but I do try. 😀

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When inspiration—

drives me into a frenzy

deep within my soul,

the vitality of words

flows with an intensity.

 

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

IMG_FD167C64BD8D-1 I LOVE AUTUMN!

“The Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka

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This week for my poetry challenge, I used the word “scheme” for plan, and the word, “end” for finish.

The last few weeks, when my blog was broken, kept me in a constant uproar. I think I had the first real writer’s block of my life. It’s not like I don’t have plenty to write… I’m working on two books. I just couldn’t seem to get the inspiration flowing. The words were stuck in my head, and they refused to budge.

So, I did something different to take my mind off my lack of motivation. I created an interview feature for my blog. You can read about that HERE. I believe that took the pressure off my brain to create. The following poem flowed from my soul:

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The Mystery of Creativity

The scheme has brought forth

the end of my long impasse.

I pick up the pen—

mystical forces collide

my creativity soars.

 

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

current moodNamaste & Blessed Be. ❤

“Searching for the Magic, A Double-Tanka

Life is likea cup of tea

This week for my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, I used alter for change, and resisting for deny.

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In the early hours—
before dawn’s pink light explodes,
I alter my view
of the cosmos in my mind
resisting a mundane life.

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Searching for magic
amongst all the disasters
thrown at me daily—
finding the humor inside,
by learning to love myself.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

 

 

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“The Prophecy,” A Flash Fiction/Senryu

I’m combining my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, using synonyms for “love and time, with the Carrot Ranch Literary Community August 16, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a comet. I used the words “continuum” for time, and “benevolence,” for love.

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The comet streaked across the sky dragging a fiery tail against the inky blackness. Dennitsa shivered in the gathering gloom. Her dreams of late had been infiltrated by the ancestors revealing the prophecy this celestial nomad heralded. Time was running out.

The old ways of healing-magic were in danger. Today, the Byzantine priests had instituted a plan to hunt down and kill the fairy witches, thus performing a cleansing upon the land.

Ripples of magic exploded from the woman’s form silhouetted against the night sky.

Her spirit calls out—

the continuum answers,

benevolence found.

The solution came from above.

***

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

Images: Creative Commons Pixabay.com

Take your timeHugs for stopping by! ❤

“Blood Moon Rising,” A Tanka

For my Weekly Poetry Challenge this week, I wrote a Tanka poem about the blood moon eclipse which will take place tomorrow, July 27th, 2018. I used “wisdom,” for beliefs, and “odd” for strange.

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There has been some speculation about this particular celestial event, as it is the longest eclipse, lasting in excess of six hours. This eclipse will not be seen in America, while it can be viewed in other parts of the world. Click HERE to find the best viewing times and places.

Sooth-sayers have come out in droves, predicting that this event will portend the end of the world. Click HERE to read the Blood Moon Prophesy.

While I don’t necessarily believe that the world will end tomorrow, I do feel the vibrations of new beginnings in our world order. I believe that if we shine our light filled with love outward into the universe we will increase the positive vibrations for the world.

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The blood moon eclipse—
ancient wisdom transcending,
as Mars hovers near.
While Earth, Moon, and Sun align
predicting odd days ahead.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

Bloody Good You ready to write some poetry?

 

“Sultry Summer Nights,” A Butterfly Cinquain

Life is likea cup of tea

This week for my Weekly Poetry Challenge, I decided to get creative. I used “hex” for the word, bewitch, and “jewel” for the word, treasure.

Love poetry can be the most fulfilling type of poetry to write. No matter how many syllables, love and passion always find expression. I like dabbling with illusionary words. Less is more. Let your imagination fill in the blanks.

Butterfly Cinquains have a magnificent rhythm due to their syllable structure: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, 8, 6, 4, 2. I like the use of punctuation because I like the way it guides the poet’s voice.

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“Sultry Summer Nights”

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sultry,
summer night dreams
twisted sheets foretelling
a hex upon my soul’s desire.
I wait—
as the jewel’s fire heats the blood
exploding in pleasure,
my thoughts of you
sated.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

Fairy orange wings Learn the unique butterfly cinquain form. Have fun and write some poetry! ❤

“Learning to Fly,” A Senryu

Life is likea cup of tea

This week for my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, I used synonyms “stretch” for the word give, and “grasp” for receive.

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Stretch your wings and fly—
snatch what seems outside your grasp,
success will find you.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

ColleenFind your magic and let it shine!