Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge #Rokugana – Superstitions by Sally Cronin

This week Colleen Chesebro challenges us to create our own syllabic poetry .

I was born on Friday 13th and to be honest that has always been a lucky day for me, although perhaps not always for those around me lol… to that end I have created a Rokuhana... comprising three pairs of six and seven syllables (Roku and Hana) in two stanzas on the subject.

Rokuhana – Superstitions

There are thirteen letters
in the word superstitions
with trouble that doubles
when combined with a Friday
or a Tuesday in Spain
a time to be wary

A sure way to change luck
when at sixes and sevens
with all things around you
disregard the first number
engage with the second
trust its mythical power

©Sally Cronin 2022

My most recent book is a collection of poetry and was published in July 2021

One of the reviews for the collection

Terry Tyler 5.0 out of 5 stars Just perfect  Reviewed in the United Kingdom

I am somewhat blown away by this book – it’s a work of art.

You can find all my books and buy links: Sally’s Books and Reviews 2022


Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have enjoyed the poem.. thanks Sally.



54 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge #Rokugana – Superstitions by Sally Cronin

  1. I was born on the 13th of the month – not a Friday, but Friday 13ths have always been lucky for me, too. (Looking round for some wood to touch…) I wasn’t aware of this poetry form but I am aware of how clever the composition is of this one. Superb! I also love, and second, that brilliant review from Terry. xx

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  2. I loved you poem Sal, And yes, you are lucky 13 girl. I believe I’ve read that Italian people also think 13 lucky. ❤ Sorry I can't share on FAKEBOOK, but as you know, I'm once again in jail for stating opinion. No, I never learn because I'm an injustice fighter and don't plan on changing anytime soon. ❤ xx

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