Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday #Tanka Challenge – ‘Rejection’ by Sally Cronin


This week for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 148 Colleen Chesebro has given us the prompt words ‘Empty and Space’ and I have selected the synonyms ‘Hollow and Distance

Butterfly Cinquain ‘Rejection’

Silence
magnifies time
and distance between us
and your rejection leaves my heart
hollow.
The promises we made that day
are scattered in the wind
and dreams have turned
to dust.

©sally cronin 2019

If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge, here is the link: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/10/08/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-148-synonymsonly/

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Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge – Poet’s Choice #Double Etheree – The Spell by Sally Cronin


This week it is poet’s choice for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 147 and since time is whizzing faster than I can keep up with… I thought I would remind you just what October is really all about…time to get prepared for the night of reckoning….

The Spell by Sally Cronin

Step
into
October.
The month when those
who live in shadows
stir in unholy crypts.
Plans are afoot for mischief.
The victims are those that breathe air,
can survive the bright glare of sunlight,
and are unaware of the doom to come.
But there is a spell to thwart the demons.
Potent when spoken by a young child,
more so when they are in costume
with fangs and a devil’s tail.
So remember humans
on that special night
always respond
not with trick
but with
treat.

©Sally Cronin 2019

If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge here is the link again: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/10/01/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-147-poetschoice/

Thank you for dropping in and I hope that you have enjoyed this week’s response.. thanks Sally

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge No. 144 – Double #Etheree -The Charm of Fairies by Sally Cronin


This week’s prompt words for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 144 were ‘Enchant and Fly’ and I have used the synonyms ‘Charm and Soar’ for my double etheree

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Double etheree – The Charm of Fairies – Sally Cronin

I
believe
in fairies.
I have done so
since I was a child,
and saw them clear as day.
Finding me they sought to charm,
fluttering on gossamer wings,
and sprinkling fairy dust in my eyes,
so I could see the magic in our world.
People will state that they do not exist,
and are of the imagination.
This is because they have not seen,
or felt the wonders you have.
Not all this world is known,
or those parallel.
Let in the joy
and you will
learn to
soar

©sally cronin 2019

If you would like to participate in this week’s poetry challenge then please head over and check the post: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/09/10/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-144-synonymsonly/

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Butterfly Cinquain – Message in a Bottle by Sally Cronin


This week on Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 141 we have a photo prompt… and I decided to respond with a Butterfly Cinquain..

Message in a Bottle – Butterfly Cinquain by Sally Cronin

Bottle
with a message
thrown into the currents
and carried across the oceans
Buried
with starfish as its sentinels.
Alone on an island
a castaway
still waits.

©Sally Cronin 2019

Please head over to find out how to participate in this week’s challenge: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/08/20/template-colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-141-photoprompt/

Thanks for dropping by and your feedback is always appreciated.. thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday #Tanka Challenge – A Cat’s Life by Sally Cronin


This week for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 140 she has given us the prompt words ‘Light and Dark‘ and I selected the synonyms Fair and Night’

As last week I paid tribute to the dogs in our lives.. this week I thought the least I could do was pay homage to our cats.

Double Etheree – A Cat’s Life by Sally Cronin

To
be fair
cats are not
as aloof as
reputed to be.
There are good reasons why
felines don’t give love freely,
as decisions have to be made,
about where you are in the food chain,
and if you should be regarded as prey.
Once determined that you are family,
they will bestow upon you their love,
Overwhelming you with their gifts
of unfortunate creatures,
who dared to cross their path
in the dead of night.
It’s an honour
delivered
with a
purr.

© sally Cronin 2019

I hope you will participate in Colleen’s Challenge this week and you have to Sunday night to submit your poems: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/08/13/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-140-synonymsonly

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Challenge -Double #Etheree -Enchantment by Sally Cronin


This is my fun time of the week when I respond to Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 138

The two prompt words this week were ‘Clear and Nature’ and I have selected the synonyms ‘Unclouded and Character’

Double Etheree – Enchantment  by Sally Cronin

Such
pretty
eyes and lips
that enchanted
he thought to himself
as the girl crossed the floor,
clothed in a gown of rare silk,
eggshell blue with a satin trim.
She appeared so sweet and innocent,
his mind was unclouded by suspicion.
The king, his father, warned him of this place
and that not all would be what it seemed,
and you could not judge character
by the beauty of a gown.
So was this princess real?
Or a magic trick?
He touched her hand
felt the spark
and was
lost.

©Sally Cronin 2019

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If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge you have until Sunday: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/07/30/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-138-synonymsonly/

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoyed this piece of whimsy… Sally.

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday #Poetry Challenge #Etheree -To better understand by Sally Cronin


Time of the week to respond to Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 137 and this week the prompt words were Kind and Shift and I have selected the synonyms ‘Genial and Change’

Etheree – To Better Understand by Sally Cronin

It
is most
genial
to meet someone
who is of like mind,
and who influences
us to explore and to change
the perspective we have of life,
so that we can better understand
how we are all connected together.

©Sally Cronin

©Sally Cronin 2019

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If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge you have until Sunday: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/07/23/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-137-synonymsonly/

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Poetry Challenge – Photo Prompt #Haibun – Those we leave behind by Sally Cronin


This week there is a change to the usual Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 136 as instead of prompt words, we have a photo prompt… exciting.

#Haibun – Those we leave behind by Sally Cronin

I wait in the shadows of the trees opposite the house. I glimpse movement as the family moves back and forth across the windows. A house of character, substantial and clearly a happy home. Tears run down my face and gather in grief below my chin. I do not have the will to wipe them away. They remind me of another time when I was part of the laughter and happiness. Those that I have left behind have moved on. Do they even remember me? A face appears at the window and stares across the street. A small child with a face that owes much to me, her grandmother. She waves and smiles. Content I fade back into the woods and on to my final destination.

Death is not the end
when we gift a part of us
to those left behind.

©Sally Cronin

I hope you will participate in this week’s photo prompt challenge over at Colleen’s: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/07/16/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-136-photoprompt/

Thanks for dropping in and as always your feedback is very welcome.. Sally.

 

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro Tuesday #Tanka Challenge… #Etheree – Fairy Tales by Sally Cronin


Time of the week to respond to Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 135 and this week the two prompt words are ‘Pretty and Ugly‘…. And I have selected the synonyms ‘Fair and Unsightly’

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Etheree – Fairy Tales by Sally Cronin

Fair
maidens
grace the plot
of old fables
and of fairy tales,
gaining princes and crowns.
How unfair of the writers,
to deny those more unsightly,
all the riches within the pages
and the right to happy ever after.

©Sally Cronin 2019

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If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge you have until Sunday: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/07/09/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-135-synonymsonly/

Your feedback is always appreciated thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro Tuesday #Tanka Challenge – In touch with the earth by Sally Cronin


This is my response to this week’s Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 134 and this week I have responded with a Tanka…

Tanka – In touch with the earth by Sally Cronin

My bare feet planted
deep in the rich soil beneath,
I feel the power
from the deep core of our earth,
rising into my body.

© Sally Cronin 2019

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If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge you have until Sunday :https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/07/02/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-134-synonymsonly-2/