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


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

scented color
my bridal ritual
bless me with joyful abundance

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

ripples of change
sunbirds carry my prayers
on gossamer dragonfly wings

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


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

  1. 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

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