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


A beautiful poem by Sally Cronin in response to Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday challenge. Without care and attention love cannot flourish.

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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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    1. An emotional punch

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      1. Thank you for pointing that out, Jacquie. When I first read this poem I was focused on the form and rhythm of the poem. I completely missed the emotional content. My apologies to Sally.

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        1. I don’t know much about poetry, that’s probably why my focus was on the words. Together, we make a great team, Rob 🙂

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          1. My Grandma used to say, ‘There’s a reason there’s more than one person in the World.’ Sally’s poem is beautifully written and powerful.”

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