Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Poetry Challenge 133 -# Double Etheree- A Magpie’s Prize by Sally Cronin

Time to get our syllables and synonyms together in response to Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 133 and this week the prompt words were ‘Plan and Spend’ and I have chosen ‘Intent and Squander’ as my synonyms.

Double Etheree – A Magpie’s Prize by Sally Cronin

It
was not
the intent
of the magpie,
to squander away
the opportunity
to steal the shiny bauble
that was displayed so temptingly
on the sill of the open window,
permitting spring air and thieves to enter.
The bird cared not of the significance
of this pretty locket and its chain,
nor the sadness its theft would bring
to its elderly owner.
It only saw glitter
not faces within
of a love lost.
Down it flew
for his
prize.

©Sally Cronin 2019

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will participate in this week’s challenge from Colleen Chesebro: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/06/25/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-133-synonymsonly/

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About Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. 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. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

35 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Poetry Challenge 133 -# Double Etheree- A Magpie’s Prize by Sally Cronin

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