“Celebrate the Summer Solstice,” A Tanka Poem


I’ve stretched the limits of my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge this week, but I have a good reason as you will see below. In my Tanka poem, I used “cheer,” for praise, and “feed the fires,” for excite.

This is also a book cover reveal!

Please join me on Thursday, June 21st, to help me celebrate the release of my first book of poetry and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration.” This book is written as a tribute to the Summer Solstice.

Fairies, Myths, & Magic Final

Book Cover design by Wendy Anne Darling ~ Bookxeedo Book Covers


Celebrate the Summer Solstice

This summer solstice—
cheer the balmy rising sun
Litha blessings flow.
Triumph the light over dark,
feed the fires of midsummer.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

Stayed tuned to learn about the special introductory price which will be announced on June 21st. ❤

Good morning friends


        1. LOL! I suppose we are at that point. I’m still working on book 2 The Meadow Fairy and the Sisters of the Fey Novella. 😀

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    1. Thanks, Sis! I’m excited. It feels good to share my passion for the summer solstice. Wendy did great on the cover. She’s a gem for putting up with me. LOL! ❤

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    1. Thanks, Sis. You Sisters have been on the journey with me. I’m blessed with your friendship, mentoring, and love. ❤

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  1. Oooh. Lovely cover, Colleen. I love the magical font and the rich colors. Congrats on the book! My grandson is a solstice baby so we’ll be playing on a bouncy castle on the solstice, but I’ll be by to pick up your new book too! Happy Solstice. ❤

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    1. Happy birthday to your sweet grandson. He is surely blessed to be a solstice baby. HOW cool! Thanks so much for your support, Diana. Wendy and I worked hard on this cover. It took quite a bit of work, but she is a gem at design. ❤

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    1. Thank you, kindly, Brigid. This is my passion writing. I hope it will bring a smile or nod. Hugs for your sweet comments. ❤

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        1. Such an amazing journey, Brigid! I enjoyed this book so much. I hope you write more about your many skills. This review will be on my blog tomorrow. ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Hi, Lisbet. Thank you. 😀 It’s been a wonderful launch! I know what you mean about summer! Enjoy this time while it’s warm (or hot) 😀 ❤

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