#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow@ColleenChesebro #writingcommunity #poetrycommunity #cinquain #butterflycinquain #poetrychallenge

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.

blue skies

a reflection

Under silver raindrops

illusion on my car’s window


blissfully surrounds the moment

awakens my gray soul

vivid lushness

heals me

38 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow@ColleenChesebro #writingcommunity #poetrycommunity #cinquain #butterflycinquain #poetrychallenge”

  1. 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

    1. 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

    1. 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

    1. Thank you, Staci.I love when our creativity can be inspired from wise words, that turn into art. Xo

  2. So beautiful, Denise. The imagery captured in the verse brought me into the heart of nature — my solace. 💗

  3. 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 🙂

    1. Thank you, Karen 🙂 i live those moments in life where it gets our attention and we see the beauty. Xo

    1. 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

      1. 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.
        Crazy weather!

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