Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a chakra color. We could use a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org.

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.Sylvia Cognac7.Gwen Plano13.Colleen Chesebro
2.ben Alexander8.Cheryl14.Pat
3.Balroop Singh9.anitadawesauthor@ btinternet. com15.Annette Rochelle Aben
4.Harmony Kent10.Jules16.Reena
5.Eugenia11.Vashti Quiroz- Vega17. You’re next!
6.Laura McHarrie12.Ruth Klein  

Great job this week, poets! 🥳

I don’t know about anyone else, but I enjoyed the challenge of choosing a chakra color to write about. When you use color in your poetry, it helps others connect emotionally to your poem.

When we employ the psychology of color, our symbolism deepens in meaning. For example, I used the color blue, which can also allude to one being sad or morose. However, when we employ the chakra color theory to our symbolism, we learn the color blue is associated with “heaven, or pure mind.”

Jules chose the green (heart chakra). She used the color in specific ways. Kaeru (the frog) is green, and she wrote about love in her haibun. Notice how the symbolism in her poem deepened the meaning. Those connections to the heart chakra came through loud and clear. Usually, the color green implies jealousy, but not when we use chakra color theory.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with color theory in your poetry and other writings: https://www.verywellmind.com/color-psychology-2795824

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

7 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 283 | #TastetheRainbow, Chakra Color Poetry

  1. I missed out again. 😥 I really wanted to participate in this one and will most likely still write a poem on the topic because it’s right up my alley, but I just couldn’t find time to sit and make it happen. That being said, I enjoyed everyone’s poems this week. 🙂


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