Author Colleen Chesebro offers an unusual prompt for this week's Tanka Tuesday. I think you'll enjoy trying this one. As a first step, she invites us to find out what type of tree we're aligned with, according to Celtic Tree Astrology. Who knew there was such a thing, right? Once we know our tree, we're to write a syllabic poem and include it. You can find your tree sign here.
According to Celtic Tree Astrology, I'm a Hazel tree. To be honest, I don't think I've ever seen a Hazel tree, but I love its hanging fruit. I've read the description, and it does sound a bit like me. So who am I to question the methodology. 😊
Colleen is brilliant in keeping folks interested in writing syllabic poems. Even novices like me enjoy the exercise of writing and the pleasure of conveying a truth through verse. Maybe you'd like to try too.
All the best to you, Gwen