Once Upon a Time….


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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

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’

Image Pixabay.com

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:https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/07/09/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-135-synonymsonly/

Your feedback is always appreciated thanks Sally.

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

  1. Thank you for sharing Karen.. so pleased you enjoyed.. hugsxx♥

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    1. Sally, I thought your Etheree – Fairy Tales was absolutely fabulous! I also love the photo attached to your poem. It was perfect for the poem. Karen

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      1. Thank you Karen.. the wonders of Pixabay… and I did want to give those of us who are not perfect fairy princesses a look in..♥

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      2. I agree completely, especially as we get older, when the bloom is off the rose. Fairy princesses with their perfect everything, I think, not realistic and quite unfair to the rest of us. 🙂

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    Well spotted, Sally. The good stuff always goes to the fair maidens, high time the rest of us got a second look!

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    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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  3. I always enjoy a look at the other side of fairy tales!

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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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  4. 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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    1. Liz, that is so true. Fairytales most often reflected the social and political angst of the day. 🙂


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