Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge -#TankaProse – Verse Envelope – Seasons by Sally Cronin

This week on Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Challenge we have a specific poetry format to follow.. Tanka Prose

I have created a Verse Envelope using that form… I have also recorded the poem if you would like to listen instead.


the seasons of life
as in nature are defined
from cradle to grave
each marks the passage of time
to the place we are today.

In the spring of my life I was hopeful and eager. In the summer sun I blossomed and thrived. The autumn still offers bright days, but they are tinged with chill winds created by the evil humans can do. I am wary of what winter will bring. It threatens to dilute the hope I still cherish.

I question myself
can I still find the desire
the words and the will
to foster warmth in the hearts
of those who ride icy winds

©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.



57 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge -#TankaProse – Verse Envelope – Seasons by Sally Cronin

  1. This is beautiful and moving, Sally. More melancholy than most of your poetry. It’s hard to hang onto that eternal hope when so many people are suffering and human cruelty seems to have no end. All we can do is keep spreading the love. Hugs.

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  2. This is such a beautiful and moving poem. It’s remarkable how you’re able to convey so much in this particular format. xx

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