Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro Tuesday #Tanka Challenge… #Etheree – Fairy Tales by Sally Cronin

Wow. This Tanka poem is amazing and is beautiful too by Sally Cronin. I love it.

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Time of the week to respond to Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 135 and this week the two prompt words are ‘Pretty and Ugly‘…. And I have selected the synonyms ‘Fair and Unsightly’


Etheree – Fairy Tales by Sally Cronin

grace the plot
of old fables
and of fairy tales,
gaining princes and crowns.
How unfair of the writers,
to deny those more unsightly,
all the riches within the pages
and the right to happy ever after.

©Sally Cronin 2019

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If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge you have until Sunday:

Your feedback is always appreciated thanks Sally.

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Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen DeMers Dowdall was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has lived in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen has a PhD, MSN, BSN, RN in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. “Books of every genre teach us about life, how we think, and view the world." She has written poems and little short stories since she was a child. Karen loves art, she enjoys drawing, painting in oils, pastels, colored pencils, and doing portraiture. She has also taken ballet, Jazz, and modern dance since she was three years old and owned her own dance studio.

10 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro Tuesday #Tanka Challenge… #Etheree – Fairy Tales by Sally Cronin

    1. Jenanita, ideal beauty changes on a regular basis through the years. I think almost every woman can be beautiful. If you feel beautiful, it shows in the glow on your face, your smile, bright eyes and how you care for your body. It doesn’t mean skinny either – who wants a bag of bones? No one. Karen 🙂

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    1. Me too Liz, fairy tales were not ever meant to be happy…as you know they were a way to focus on the political and the poverty, and lifeways of others unhappy with their situation in life, without being jailed or whipped into submission by their bosses or Lords. Karen 🙂

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  1. When I was in high school, my mother asked my father to buy her The Annotated Mother Goose, which is where I learned about the social and political commentary behind the simple verses. It was fascinating!

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