A captive tightly bound
Led before a court kangaroo
New judge to face
Unwelcome case propound
Sent away – another verdict
King’s judgement seat
“Perform some magic feat”
No “magic” tricks exhibited
Caesar’s law face
Free him or another?
Fickle masses – criminal free
Cross through city to bear
Raised upon post of shame and death
August Bible Poems 9 – I thought a crown cinquain would be a symbolically suitable form for this poem.
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Colleen’s syllabic challenge this week is to write a poem which uses synonyms for circled and squared. I went with the cinquain form and the idea of circling around an issue (circled) when what is needed is coming to see things eye-to-eye (squared).
Around the bush
Won’t get us anywhere
Resolution needs to be found
The awful loss.
You departed now – far
From our selfish unthinking midst.
Gone now –
Witness of the things that have passed –
Now forever silent
You great oak shall
Colleen’s syllabic challenge this week was to write on the theme inspired by the quote: “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse
I have gone with the mirror cinquain form, and the added prompt to the image of a dead oak. I think to the quote and image work well together to set the mood.
In a dim-lit stairway close in
Phantom breezes brush by
A reverse cinquain for Colleen’s syllabic poetry challenge.
Stand ever firm
Be ready for the fray
Courageous for the cause you hold
Flee or from battle runaway
Find your own strength within
Lesser deeds now
Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 183, #ThemePrompt
This month’s theme is:
“…In the world’s broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife…”
Colleen’s syllabic poetry challenge this week is to write a poem on the theme of the following quote:
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Here is my take on the challenge using the 2-4-6-8-2-2-8-6-4-2 symbol mirror cinquain form:
Coin in cup dropped
Second hand jacket from
Charity shop bought on a whim
Insignificant as it seems
Someone’s life has been changed
By such an act
Image Credit: Balaji Malliswamy
Lying in wait
Life’s small indiscretions
Devour you – repent before it’s
A Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines.
Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 178 #PhotoPrompt
Why do you stand so still?
Tend to your flower filled verges.
And prune that bright floral array.
Bring out nature’s glory
For all to see.
Colleen’s challenge this week is to pen a syllabic poem using synonyms for “transition” and “harmony.” I have used the reverse cinquain form to approach this. I have tried to capture the melding of the two people into one which comes when individuals become a couple in a relationship. I hope you will enjoy it.
A metamorphosis of life
Grow ever more in tune
Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 177 #SynonymsOnly: transition & harmony