Crowned (ABP 9)

Easter, Crown Of Thorns, Crucifixion, Christ

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Confined
And Arrested 
A captive tightly bound
Led before a court kangaroo
Silent

Taunted
New judge to face
Unwelcome case propound
Sent away – another verdict
To seek

Palace
King’s judgement seat
“Perform some magic feat”
No “magic” tricks exhibited 
Quiet

Return
Caesar’s law face
Free him or another?
Fickle masses – criminal free
Fate seal

Beaten
Thorn-crowned visage
Cross through city to bear
Raised upon post of shame and death
“Finished”

August Bible Poems 9 – I thought a crown cinquain would be a symbolically suitable form for this poem.

Padre

 

“Circled and Squared”

people sitting on chair in front of table while holding pens during daytime

Dylan Gillis at Unsplash

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).

 

Beating
Around the bush
Won’t get us anywhere
Resolution needs to be found
Declared

 

Padre

Departed Witness: Mirror Cinquain

Tree, Branches, Sky, Perspective, Branch, Winter, Fall

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Mourn we
The awful loss.
You departed now – far
From our selfish unthinking midst.
Gone now –
Your sage
Witness of the things that have passed –
Now forever silent
You great oak shall
Remain

 

Padre

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.

 

 

Nocturnal Glimpses

Night, Moon, Night Sky, Moonlight, Blue, Trees, Dusk

Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay  

Shadows
Dark – Primeval
Moonlit – But Without Warmth
Chill Breezes Make Hairs Stand On End
As Haunting Owls’ Calls Pierce
The Nocturnal
Woodland

 

Why Then
In Forest Dark –
At Night-time – Dare I Tread?
Forsaking The Sunshine’s Safety –
Filling My Heart With Dread –
While others are
Abed?

 

I Pass
This Way In Hope
That I Might Chance To See
The Face Of A Fair Forest Sprite
And She In Turn See Me –
Then I Content
Will Be

 

But Sprites
You Say Are Myths –
Fables – Just Make Believe
But You Dearest One – Are The Sprite
The Vision Beautiful
That I So Long
To See

 

Padre

Step Up: A Mirror Cinquain

Red Deer, Capital, Antler, Handsome, Graze

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Step up
Stand ever firm
Be ready for the fray 
Courageous for the cause you hold
Never
Never
Flee or from battle runaway
Find your own strength within
Lesser deeds now
Eschew

Padre

 

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…”

Random Acts: A Mirror Cinquain

Poverty, Homeless, Frankfurt

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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:

Single
Coin in cup dropped
Second hand jacket from
Charity shop bought on a whim
Vital
Gesture
Insignificant as it seems
Someone’s life has been changed
By such an act
As these

Padre

Soulmates

Senior, Elderly, People, Couple, Persons

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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.

Adapt
A metamorphosis of life
Grow ever more in tune
Kindred spirits
Soulmates

Padre

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 177 #SynonymsOnly:  transition & harmony