Ritual #Tanka Tuesday | Myths of the Mirror

Source: Ritual #Tanka Tuesday

I’m sharing Diana Peach’s Crown Cinquain as part of this week’s Poetry Challenge Stars. This is amazing work. Notice how the stanzas flow from one to another telling the story of the image. ~Colleen~

Image ©2019 Willow Willers

Ritual

mehndi
love painted hands
palms offering the world
the beauty of hearts awakened
sacred

umber
scented color
my bridal ritual
bless me with joyful abundance
wisdom

sweet love
enchant my skin
butterflies transform me
lotus stirs my soul to flower
freedom

water
ripples of change
sunbirds carry my prayers
on gossamer dragonfly wings
reborn

guide me
auspicious art
drawn in ancient symbols
even the gods and goddesses
adorned

**

My first crown cinquain ever.
Written in response to Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka Tuesday challenge.

Diana Peach: Myths of the Mirror

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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.

20 thoughts on “Ritual #Tanka Tuesday | Myths of the Mirror”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben – Westland, MI – My life is ALL ABOUT being a COMMUNICATOR, so I write/publish books, (find my on Amazon) articles, essays, poetry, heck I love writing LETTERS. I am also a host/producer of internet radio shows; (find me on Blog Talk Radio) my own shows as well as shows that other people host. Since I was a little girl I have been a singer and fronted bands for years. People everywhere are wearing my jewelry and eating the food I create and sell. In my spare time I am a mentor/guide for others along their personal and professional paths. Thank you for joining me here and be sure to let me know what I can help YOU with!
    Annette Rochelle Aben says:

    Brava!

  2. Sue Vincent – England – Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of <a href="https://thesilenteye.co.uk/">The Silent Eye</a>, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with <a href="https://somethingferal.com/about/">Stuart France,</a> exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at <a href="https://franceandvincent.com/">France and Vincent</a>. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at <a href="https://scvincent.com/about/">scvincent.com </a>and on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/scvincent">@SCVincent</a>. Find her books on <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6551588.Sue_Vincent">Goodreads </a>and follow her on <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Sue-Vincent/e/B00F2L730W">Amazon</a> worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com<strong>. </strong>
    Sue Vincent says:

    Wonderful!

      1. Sue Vincent – England – Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of <a href="https://thesilenteye.co.uk/">The Silent Eye</a>, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with <a href="https://somethingferal.com/about/">Stuart France,</a> exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at <a href="https://franceandvincent.com/">France and Vincent</a>. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at <a href="https://scvincent.com/about/">scvincent.com </a>and on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/scvincent">@SCVincent</a>. Find her books on <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6551588.Sue_Vincent">Goodreads </a>and follow her on <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Sue-Vincent/e/B00F2L730W">Amazon</a> worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com<strong>. </strong>
        Sue Vincent says:

        This one is particularly lovely.

  3. D. Wallace Peach – 30 Miles beyond the edge of civilization, Oregon – I'm an adventurer in writing, peering under rocks in my garden for secret magic. I can't stop writing. My stories want to explode from my head. They demand my attention and surge from my fingertips faster than I can put them to paper. I love what I do.
    D. Wallace Peach says:

    Thanks so much for sharing, Colleen. I’m honored, truly. It was so much fun to play with the form and try to make those two-syllable lines work! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to grow. 🙂 <3

  4. Vashti Q – My name is Vashti and I am a fiction writer. My first novel "The Basement" was released August 20th, 2013. I finished my 2nd novel "Lilith" a fantasy aimed at a YA/Adult audience. I'm in the middle of writing my 3rd novel "Dracul" (Fantasy for YA/Adult). Obviously I love reading and writing, but I also love traveling, animals, nature, hiking, kayaking, watching basketball, good movies, UFC, cooking, dancing and spending time with family and friends. I have an adventurous spirit and love to have fun and laugh. I love traveling to new and exciting destinations and meeting new people.
    Vashti Q says:

    Gorgeous Crown Cinquain by Diana. Is there anything she can’t do? Thanks for sharing, Sis! <3 xo

  5. dgkaye – Canada – D.G. Kaye is a nonfiction/memoir writer, writing from her life experiences and self-medicating with a daily dose of humor. Live Laugh Love and Don't Forget to Breathe!
    dgkaye says:

    Okay, just wow. That was stunning Diana! <3

  6. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. – Wexford Ireland – My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. . I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. Free Book Marketing, Music, Health, Book Reviews, Short Stories, Poetry and Humour. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/
    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. says:

    Absolutely wonderful… beautifully crafted Diana…♥

      1. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. – Wexford Ireland – My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. . I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. Free Book Marketing, Music, Health, Book Reviews, Short Stories, Poetry and Humour. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/
        Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. says:

        Absolutely ♥

  7. I also thought Diana’s poem was exceptional, Colleen.

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