As Fresh As Dawn

Deer, Parent Child, Morning, Cute, Kojika

Image by yamabon from Pixabay

As dappled sunlight streams below –
Watchful hart and nurturing doe
A newborn fawn
As fresh as dawn
They guard – then onward go

Colleen has challenged us to write a syllabic poem of our own choice of theme and form.  I am using the Welsh clogyrnach form with its 8/8/4/4/6 syllable and aabba rhyme scheme.  My inspiration ran backwards, as the poem wrote itself, and then I looked for a suitable illustration.  It is not perfect as it doesn’t include the stag, but it think it does capture the feel of the poem.

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Jack: A Cinquain

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick, Jumping

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Adroit
And dexterous
But oh how very strange
To leap over lit candlesticks,
Quick Jack 

 

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Colleen’s poetry challenge this week is to write a syllabic poem which uses synonyms for “Nimble & Enigma.”  

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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