“The Litha Celebration,” A Garland Cinquain
This week I thought I would give you a tiny sneak peek into a project that my dear friend and Sister of the Fey, Wendy Anne Darling and I have been working on called, Fairies, Myths & Magic, Volume One – Summer Solstice.
We’ve created our first collection of short stories and poetry that will publish on the Summer Solstice, June 21st… (if everything goes as planned). The Second book will publish a week before Halloween, the third book, in January 2019, and the fourth book, May 2019. In the weeks ahead we’ll be revealing the cover, so stay tuned.
This poetry challenge is such a big part of my life that I couldn’t see a way around not creating a poem for our book based off of some synonyms from a challenge. It just worked out that this week’s words fit the best. This poem is the last entry in the book. ❤
I used “honor,” for dignity and “profit,” for success. This is a garland cinquain which is a series of six cinquains in which the last is formed of lines from the preceding five, typically line one from stanza one, line two from stanza two, and so on.
As you can see, with proper alignment, the garland cinquain resembles a ribbon.
The Litha Celebration, A Garland Cinquain
the Sun God reign
applaud the golden rays
as we grow in wisdom and might
the warmth and light
of bonfire’s cheerful glow
while fairies dance and spirits sing
hints at changes to come
metamorphosis of ego –
from all good deeds
gained from sun, moon, and earth
our spirits rejuvenated
Closes the long-drawn day
Sending us on our way
The warmth and light
Hints at changes to come
Our spirits rejuvenated
© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro
Summer’s just around the corner. ❤