Poetry Friday

5 Aug

Hi, everyone! Welcome to my blog.πŸ‘‹πŸ˜€

This week we choose our own syllabic form and a chakra color to feature in our poem.

Yesterday was my birthday. As some of you know, the last 3 years were extremely challenging for me, and I’m lucky to be alive and well. So this birthday was a special one. I didn’t do anything special, there was no fancy dinner, lavish gifts or extravagant party, but I felt reborn. I also felt grateful and blessed, not only to be alive, but to be able to do the things I love like writing, reading, blogging, among other things. This is nothing short of a miracle, and I thank God every day for my life.

For this week’s Colleen Chesebro Poetry Challenge I chose the Chakra color green to include in my poetry. I chose green because it’s the color of Harmony and Health.πŸ’š

I chose to write a Cinquain:

I live 
I’m in the green
free to love, laugh, and sing
Nature’s color renewed my mind
I’m me

🌸Thanks for coming by! I hope you enjoyed the post.🌸

51 Responses to “Poetry Friday”

  1. jazzytower August 5, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

    This is lovely. I’m learning a lot about colors with this prompt. Green now feels like a favorite from all that I have read. And a belated Happy Birthday and a good weekend to you.


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    • Vashti Q August 6, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

      Hi Pat! My favorite colors are blue and green. Even as a child I loved these colors. Thank you for the birthday wishes. I’m having a great birthday weekend. Enjoy your weekend! πŸ˜€


  2. jazzytower August 5, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

    Sorry, Vashti πŸ™‚

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  3. John W. Howell August 5, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

    Terrific poem and illustration, Vashti.

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  4. Miriam Hurdle August 5, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

    Congratulations to the return of your health, Vashti! Happy birthday to you. Your poem is precious.

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  5. Annette Rochelle Aben August 5, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

    Lovely to read your poetry! ❀

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  6. Linda Mims August 5, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

    Very nicely done. I see you β€œin the green” and I love it! Happy Birthday.🎈

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    • Vashti Q August 6, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

      Hi Linda! That’s so sweet! Thank you. ❀


  7. Gwen M. Plano August 5, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

    Happy Birthday, dear Vashti! I’m so grateful you are feeling well again and “in the green.” Your poem and beautiful illustration are a celebration of life. My heart cheers for the miracle that is you. ❀️

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    • Vashti Q August 6, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

      You’re the sweetest, Gwen! ❀ I appreciate your comment. Thank you. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


  8. memadtwo August 5, 2022 at 9:13 pm #

    Such wonderful positive energy. Happy Birthday! (K)

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  9. coldhandboyack August 6, 2022 at 6:44 am #

    Happy birthday. I love the artwork.

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  10. Jill Weatherholt August 6, 2022 at 7:03 am #

    Beautiful, Vashti! Happy birthday! xo

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  11. harmonykentonline August 6, 2022 at 7:46 am #

    Here’s to being in the green! Lovely poem, Vashti. Hugs and love πŸ’•πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Natalie Ducey August 6, 2022 at 9:01 am #

    Blessings and (((hugs))) to you, Vashti! xo

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Jan Sikes August 6, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    Such a lovely poem, Vashti. And the image is amazing!

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    • Vashti Q August 6, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

      Thank you very much, Jan! I’m happy you enjoyed the post. ❀


  14. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry August 6, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

    Vashti-Sis! You’re back and you’ve been missed. Green is the color of the heart chakra and I’m sending you huge hugs and love. Happy Birthday, my sweet friend. ❀

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    • Vashti Q August 6, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

      Hi Sis! That’s right! I did read that in the links you provided in your post. Green is also a relaxing color that revitalizes our bodies and minds. That’s why it feels so good to be out in nature. Thank you for your lovely comment and birthday wishes. ❀

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author August 6, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

    Happy birthday, and so glad you have the miracle of health again. Loved your poem and the heart charka:) xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 6, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

      Thank you so much, my friend! I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. ❀ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  16. yvettemcalleiro August 7, 2022 at 9:29 am #

    I’m so happy to see you participating in our poetry community, Vashti! And I’m thrilled that you are feeling better. I know it’s been rough for you, but you are a survivor with a strong will to live, laugh, and love. I love your poem, and I LOVE your artwork. It’s always so breathtakingly beautiful! πŸ™‚

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    • Vashti Q August 8, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

      I’m happy to be back, Yvette! Thank you so much for the visit and awesome comment. You enthusiasm encourages me to keep going.πŸ₯°

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  17. dgkaye August 7, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

    Vashti. I loved your rebirth post. And I’m so glad to see you back here, and most of all, to hear you are doing well! Wishing you many, many, many more birthdays. ❀ xx

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    • Vashti Q August 8, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

      Thank you so much, Debby! I’m always happy to see you. I appreciate your birthday wishes.πŸ’–

      Liked by 1 person

  18. willowdot21 August 8, 2022 at 1:12 am #

    What a wonderful celebration of your recovery and survival, be safe and thrive πŸ’œ

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  19. jaye22 August 8, 2022 at 6:17 am #

    Beautiful Vashti, belated birthday wishes to you, I too am so happy you are recovering and that you are here. Lovely poetry lines 😘😘😘

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 8, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

      Hi Jaye! It’s lovely to see you! I’m happy you enjoyed the Cinquain. Thank you!β™₯️

      Liked by 1 person

  20. D. Wallace Peach August 8, 2022 at 9:46 am #

    Happy Belated Birthday, Vashti. Your poem exudes gratefulness and joy. I hope the year ahead brings excellent health, harmony, and love. ❀ ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 8, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

      Such lovely well wishes, Diana❣️I appreciate you. I’m also happy you enjoyed the poem. Thank you!❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  21. ben Alexander August 9, 2022 at 10:34 am #

    Happy birthday, Vashti – here’s to many more years of full life for you!

    Much love,

    Liked by 1 person

  22. robertawrites235681907 August 11, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

    Hi Vashti, I am so glad that your health has recovered and you enjoyed your birthday so much. The poem is gorgeous.


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