#Colorado Dreams – A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of past & future.

The best poetry has layers of meaning.

Image credit: GeniusQuotes.net

The meadow fairy hovered in the crisp air. Her wings beat the air in a slow rhythm – transparent, barely discernable in the evening light. Her body was long and lean much like the tall grasses she hid in. Her blue eyes captured my attention. In an instant, I knew she was a Meliae fairy nymph. Each of the seven nymph clans was represented by a color from the rainbow which manifested in the pigmentation of their eyes. With that realization, I knew something magical had possessed me.

Colorado dreams –
blending my future and past,
whispers of our fate.

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

I found this picture on Facebook. This is the starting point for what my meadow fairy will look like.

See you June 6th! <3


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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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  1. Mam, our greatest man dr. Apj abdul kalam said “dreams are not that comes in sleep …
    Dreams are that doesn’t let us sleep

  2. Have a great holiday, Colleen!

  3. I love the haiku, Colleen! Have a wonderful vacation!

  4. Fantabulous!🌹🌹🌹🌹😎
    Enjoy your vacation. 🌹🌹🌹🌹😎

  5. Excited to see where this leads you! <3

  6. Your meadow fairly sounds wonderful, Colleen. I hope you have a lovely break.

  7. Wow! Wonderful new site design! Congratulations! Also for the nominating. 😉 Michael

  8. Wonderful haiku, Colleen! I wish you a beautiful vacation in the mountains 🙂 xx

  9. Congratulations! 🙂 <3 Have a wonderful holiday. Have a lovely time with family and fairies.

  10. Lovely haiku Colleen and I am loving the look of the Meadow fairy!
    Have a wonderful hoiday 🙂

  11. Great post Colleen! I hope you’re having a wonderful vacation so far. Your haiku is lovely. I loved the intro to the haiku, quote, and picture of the meadow fairies. Beautiful. Congratulations! You are a pal. I voted! Enjoy! 😀 xx

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