Within a Forest Glade: Butterfly Cinquain

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Maiden
Of forest glade
Sylvanian princess
Born of nature’s benign delight
Waiting
Arrival of kindred spirit
Bright sunshine beams to share
Hands held, eyes closed
Fulfilled

 

A butterfly cinquain is a 9-line poem centered on the page with syllable count per line of 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2.

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Written for Colleen M. Chesebro‘s Poetry Challenge No. 174 – Photo Prompt

Hunters: A Butterfly Cinquain

Wolf, Predator, Animal, Wild

Image by christels from Pixabay 

Hunters
Superb in skill
Instinct drives you onward
Tracking scent over vale and hill
Constant
Is your resolve to make the kill
Pack’s future to assure
Unified will
Survive

A butterfly cinquain is a 9-line poem centered on the page with syllable count per line of 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2.

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Pine Wood: A Reverse Cinquain

Pine, Needles, Macro, Cone, Unripe

Pixabay

This week Colleen’s syllabic poetry challenge is to write in the specific form of a Cinquain.  “A Cinquain is a form of shape poetry and is always centered on the page. The required syllables needed for each line give it a unique shape.”  The Reverse Cinquain form I have used follows a two, eight, six, four, two syllable structure.

Pine Wood
Evergreen scent fresh on the breeze
The delicate needles 
And sturdy cones
Embrace

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Finding Clarity: A Reverse Cinquain

Confused, Hands, Up, Unsure, Perplexed

Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay

Confused
Uncertain in chaotic world
Seeking a mind-peaceful
Assuredness
No doubts

Colleen’s syllabic poetry theme this week is  “FINDING CLARITY.”  I have approached it as an goal to which we can aspire.  It is written in the reverse Cinquain form. Collen’s useful poetry form “cheatsheet” notes that “a . . . cinquain is a form of shape poetry and is always centered on the page. The required syllables needed for each line give it a unique shape. The cinquain (aka the quintain or the quintet) is a poem or stanza of five lines.”  A reverse Cinquain is “a form with one 5-line stanza in a syllabic pattern of two, eight, six, four, two.”  Confused?  Well, I hope you find clarity.

 

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Evening: A Mirror Cinquain

Image Credit: © Ritu Bhathal

 

Evening
Houselights appear
Baths done, pajamas on
Children to be soon tucked in bed
Quiet

Moment
Drink before the television
School lunches still to pack
Doors checked -secured
Goodnight

A mirror cinquain is a syllabic poem form which consists of a  2/4/6/8/2 cinquain poem followed by a 2/8/6/4/2 reverse cinquain.

Composed for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 165 #PhotoPrompt

 

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The Silken Temple: A Butterfly Cinquain

Pupa, Cocoon, Butterfly, Chrysalis

Sacred
The Dwelling Place.
Silken Thread Chrysalis –
Miraculous Transformation
Happens
Within its Mysterious Depths.
Former Caterpillar
Now Prepared For
The Sky.

 

The Butterfly Cinquain form is described as a nine-line syllabic poem with the pattern of two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two.

Pardon the cheesiness of writing a butterfly cinquain about butterflies.

 

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Tale Weaver #259 – Temple

 

 

Believe: A Cinquain

 

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Believe!

Believe in what?

Believe in you today.

So, I will believe in myself

Today

 

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Genre Writing Challenge: Cinquain

Inspired by tanka, the cinquain is comprised of 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second line, 6 in the third, 8 in the fourth, and 2 in the fifth. Plus, poets have the freedom to add or subtract one syllable from each line.  (Writer’s Digest)

 

[I will make my usual Friday Foodie post tomorrow, sorry for the disruption of my usual blog schedule.]