Here is this Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #251. This week we were given the option to do a synonyms only poem or taste the rainbow. I went with the latter which is a butterfly cinquain (2/4/6/8/2/8/6/4/2) that brings colors into it.
Taking our dog out for her morning nature visit, I saw the sky reflected on my car’s back window. I immediately thought of the Allegory of the Cave and how we only see shadows, not life’s beauty, until we step outside our limited experience—or the cave. With those thoughts in mind, I came up with this.
Under silver raindrops
illusion on my car’s window
blissfully surrounds the moment
awakens my gray soul
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I love this, Denise. Soothing to the soul.
Thank you, Joan. It was one of those nature moments 🙂
“Awakens my gray soul”–can it be said any better than that?
Thank you, Jacqui. Nature can really fill us with its colors!
Excellent, Denise. 😁
Thank you, John 🙂
The psychology behind colors is fascinating. Blue skies are such a mood elevator which is evident in your butterfly cinquain. You captured the feeling of connecting with nature perfectly! I love it. <3
It is fascinating. I have always been drawn to colors and our house shows that. Nature is a whole other level that really can connect in that special way. Thank you, Colleen. I really enjoyed this one. xo
Love this, Denise! vivid lushness. heals me. And that is what nature and its colors do. Beautiful.
Thank you, Patty. It sure does heal in so many ways xo
As always, I love it, especially the silver raindrops.
Thank you, Sandra 🙂 I’ve really been enjoying those silver raindrops! Too bad they are taking a break for a while, but everything is so fresh…yay! xo
Can’t get too many of those silver raindrops, for sure.
Beautiful and uplifting, Denise. Love this 💕🙂
Thank you, Harmony 🙂 xo
That’s lovely, Denise. I love how you said you were reminded of the Allegory of the Cave, then from that, this artistry was born. Beautiful.
Thank you, Staci.I love when our creativity can be inspired from wise words, that turn into art. Xo
So beautiful, Denise. The imagery captured in the verse brought me into the heart of nature — my solace. 💗
Thank you, Gwen. It offers so much healing and comfort. Xo
A fleeting and unexpected glimpse – a sudden shift in perspective can often lead one to a sudden “aha” moment – and I think you’ve captured that here – lovely and reflective indeed 🙂
Thank you 🙂 I love when we come across these quiet moments that offer so much wisdom.
they are small blessings, yes 🙂
A stunning reflection on a reflection, Denise!
Thank you, Jan 🙂 You never know what a simple moment will bring.
Beautifully written, descriptive, touched my soul with the imagery. Well done, Denise.
Thank you, Karen 🙂 i live those moments in life where it gets our attention and we see the beauty. Xo
Nature indeed heals!
Beautiful words, Denise.
Thank you, Robbie 🙂
Great imagery and beautiful writing. I really enjoyed this.
Nature,the perfect healer!
It is the perfect healer, I agree 🙂
I loved the inspiration for your poem, Denise. You stepped outside the cave into beauty. A wonderful butterfly cinquain. <3
Thank you, Diana 🙂 Yes, I love stepping out of that cave as much as I can.
After all the gray skies we’ve been living under, I could use some vibrancy in my life 🙂
Beautifully written, Denise.
I’ve been watching the news on your atmospheric river hit. Can’t remember ever seeing it so busy, at least this time of year. We were lucky and the ground just absorbed most of ours when it hit. Hope your hubby made it home safely or is staying safe. We are back under blue skies here without much rain in the forcast again. May the blue skies find their way to you. hugs xo
It’s a beautiful Robin’s egg blue today 🙂
They’re opening the highway to single lane alternating traffic, so he should get through sooner or later, lol.