Fairy Orbs Flicker – A Tanka

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 27 – “Light & Dark”

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of light and dark.

This week, I decided to write a Tanka. I used “darkness,” for dark, and kept the word, “light.”

Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can alter the meaning of your prose & 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.

The best poetry has layers of meaning.

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Fairy Orbs Flicker

Fairy orbs flicker –
an invitation to seek
a celestial faith.
Darkness consumes my spirit
until the light fills my heart.

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro


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24 thoughts on “Fairy Orbs Flicker – A Tanka

  1. Love it, Colleen. I’ve never tried anything except poetry and that only when my muse stands looking over my shoulder and my guardian angel is whispering the words in my ear. Still trying though. Someday I might surprise myself with a Haiku.

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    1. Way to go, Angie. I love poetry because it makes your mind think in different ways. I hope you do join in some day. I would love it! ❤

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      1. My first poem was when I was 5 years old, Colleen! “I love to see the rose
        That in my garden grows.
        I water t every day
        and it will grow without delay!”

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        1. That’s beautiful, Angie. Even at a young age you were a gifted poet! ❤


  2. Some thoughts you again inspired:

    the light of life
    don’t look up it will blind you
    darkness forever
    a fairy whispered
    light and dark are equal
    vernal equinox
    what beautiful words can do
    your tanka thank you
    My heartfelt thanks to
    The ever inspiring Colleen
    May her poetry challenges
    Invoke participation from
    All the poets on Word Press
    Thanks again,


    PS A pingback on its way!


  3. “Darkness consumes my spirit until the light fills my heart”- what a beautiful piece! It almost seems magical! I’m glad I came across this blog, looking forward to reading more of your wonderful posts 🙂


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