Angel Frost – A #Tanka

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I kept the prompt word “Angel” and changed “devil” to “Lucifer.”

Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can modify the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. Don’t be afraid to experiment with synonyms. Sometimes subtle meanings pack the most punch in your poetry. Play with the words for different reactions.

REMEMBER: The best poetry has layers of meaning.

“A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.”

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Please link your #Tanka Poem contribution to my post found here.

Angel Frost

Lucifer’s artwork –
lacy fingered angel frost,
sketched by stinging winds.
Winter’s artistic palate
hiding spring beneath the snow.

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

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Use these hashtags to tag your post and to Tweet each other’s poems#Tanka Tuesday, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Tanka, #poem

Go on Twitter and search for these hashtags. There are tons of great poems to read and retweet.”

Don’t forget to join in and share your #Tanka #Poem using the words: ANGEL & DEVIL, or if you need some visual inspiration write your Tanka poem and tell us of the feelings and descriptions from the photo above.


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About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

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 #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and 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. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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36 Comments

  1. awesome! love the way it speaks to my imagination in vivid pictures

  2. I just took a photo in my backyard with the snow falling. Your tanka describes perfectly my thoughts today. Aw! Awaiting to see the canvas beneath the snow!

    • Nice! Thank you. We had barely a coating of snow this morning. I already have spring fever! <3

      • I do too as I hear the humming of snow ploughs. February is the toughest month, I think…thank goodness I have a few winter coats so I can break the monotony 😉

        • I’ll say. We have had a dry winter here in Colorado Springs. Not bad for 6000+ Ft. in elevation. The other day it was in the 70’s! I can’t complain. Stay warm and have sweet dreams of spring. <3

  3. I like the idea of angel frost…it is, isn’t it? (K)

  4. That was beautiful Colleen

  5. A beautiful one, Colleen!

  6. Creates a very visual picture in my mind Colleen, lovely tanka. 🙂

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  8. Beautiful! I love this.

  9. I like the idea that spring is hiding beneath the snow. It sounds sort of playful to me, like hide and seek, and we just have to wait for it to be found.

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  11. Oh! Such Phenomenal Awesomeness! 🌹🌹🌹

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