My Poetry

Vision Tree Cinquain, #TankaTuesday

Last weekend, I attended a Vision Tree Retreat with Openings Life Coaching online, with a group of ladies from the UP (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan. (I’ve glassed the collage, and I had a hard time getting a decent photo without reflections. Sorry about that). Anyway, a vision tree is a way to manifest your dreams and goals into reality for the year.

As you can see, I have many adventurous plans for this year. I want to finish my Reiki classes, get our bathrooms redone in our house, write, and attain some of my spiritual goals. I have summer gardening plans too!

At the top of my list is the FIRST Word Craft poetry contest, with paid prizes from the proceeds of the Word Weaving Poetry Journal. 👏🏻 🎉 ✍🏻

I need help from our poetic community to plan this contest. We need to find judges and lock down a theme, plus decide on a syllabic form (s). I would like this contest to begin on June 21, 2022, which is the summer solstice! Please let me know in the comments if you can help me plan this exciting event. Thank you. ❤

This week’s #TankaTuesday challenge features color poetry. I noticed the colors I used in my college. The red color stands out to me. Red is a power color.

Colorpsychology.org states:

“Color red is passionate, warm, vibrant. It is the color of sexuality, romance, and lust. Red is energizing. It can increase a person’s heart rate. It is considered a color that, compared to the rest of the colors, provokes the strongest emotions. Red is considered powerful. The fastest and the most luxurious cars in the world are most often painted in red; people that are famous and important are usually given the red carpet treatment; women that wear red are considered much more attractive and passionate than women that don’t favor this shade. Color red makes people feel dominant and powerful, and it can boost their self esteem. Red is a bold color, which makes one stand out from the crowd and influence the way others see them.”

The red personality type

People who favor color red are extroverted, open, enthusiastic. They live their life to the fullest.

They are optimistic, strong, confident. They are not afraid to stand up for themselves. They are not easily scared and they can be quite competitive…” READ MORE BELOW…

colorpsychology.org/red

So… all of this leads me to a cinquain:

Ready, Set, Go…

crimson
emotions gush
red-carpet passions flare
success is a moment away
action

© Colleen M. Chesebro


43 thoughts on “Vision Tree Cinquain, #TankaTuesday”

  1. That tree seems to have good roots and a sturdy trunk; growing from a Happy Place and letting Love and Laughter be the supports and conduits to the crown.
    My vision is blurry, in more ways than one; I have no idea what June will be looking like but will stay tuned to your visions and contest plans.
    I agree a theme would be helpful to participants and judges, and for would keep the choices of syllabic forms narrow, maybe no choice.

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  2. I absolutely love your tree and your poem! I love that you ended with action. Envisioning can only take you so far; it is the action that makes success possible! Your poetry contest sounds exciting! I am nowhere near an expert on poetry, but if you still need help as it gets closer, let me know. I’ll be out of town until June 25th, but I’ll be available after that. 🙂

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  3. A vision tree retreat! Wow, this sounds wonderful. I used to make vision boards for planning the months, a tree is much more exciting. I see that you are busy and I’d love to help with the contest.

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    1. Thank you, Kerfe. I think I have your email. I’ll email you all together and let you know my plans. I had so much fun creating this vision tree. It was my first encounter with visual planning. I like it. I see why your collages give so much energy to your thoughts. ❤

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  4. I have done vision boards, but never a tree and although it’s the same concept, it takes it to a different level. Thank you for sharing. Your experience sounds amazing. The color red is so vibrant and full of strong energy and your poem expresses it perfectly!

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  5. I love the line red carpet passions flare, Colleen. What a great idea to make a vision board into the shape of a tree! I’ll help with the contest, but I’m no expert 🙂

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    1. Denise, there is plenty to do that includes creating images for social media and helping to promote the contest on your blog and social media. I’ll appreciate all the help I can get! LOL! Thank you. I like the visioning process. It helps he set my goals. The tree was new for me too. ❤

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  6. May we continue to reach all of our goals. One of mine is to improve my bowling score… So each week (it seems) I bowl to bring my average down to where I can actually reach it! (It’s about 125.)

    I also did put in some haiku into the ‘Love haiku’ contest. 😀 💖

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      1. In one of those haiku…”the plan” (they asked for titles) – I’ve cut the hearts out and wrote the haiku on them… I don’t have the strings attached yet – but Hubby will have that surprise on the 14th!! 💟

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  7. What a wonderful vision tree, Colleen. And I love that your framed and hung it – honored your vision (instead of stuffing it in a drawer or closet). And wonderful validation in your poem. 🙂 I would love to help with your contest, though with my parents, I am hesitant to make commitments. I never know when my plans will instantly fall apart. But if I can be of use, let me know. 🙂

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