“Harvest Moon,” haibun, #TankaTuesday

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The five women gathered under the pearly radiance of the full harvest moon. They represented air, water, earth, fire, and spirit. Hands clasped together, they formed a circle, their upturned faces raised toward the orbs’ soft glow. This was how they would pay homage to the passing of another cycle—another ending, and another beginning. Change was the only constant in life.

harvest moon—
reflections of change
mirror our souls

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Franci Hoffman (Eugi) selected the theme of the Harvest Moon this week for Tanka Tuesday.

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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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37 Comments

  1. Endings and beginnings! Such a loving tribute to this glorious time of year! <3

  2. D.L. Finn, Author

    Beautiful, Colleen 🙂 I can picture myself in the circle.

  3. Very evocative summation of circle of life!

  4. Gwen M. Plano

    Perfect, Colleen!

  5. I love this, Colleen.

  6. This is an uplifting image, sorely needed in these times. (K)

  7. Absolutely perfect, Colleen! I love it!

  8. This is a magical piece, Colleen. It’s a wonderful feeling to get lost during this enchanting time of the year. 🤩

  9. Lovely images. I always marvel at the full moon. I was listening to the radio and a short snippet was about a guy who was driving on a winding road and thought the full moon was a UFO because it kept moving!!!

  10. A beautiful seasonal story Sis. <3

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  12. Great theme. I love your haibun. 🤗🤗🤗

  13. Beautiful haiku!

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