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
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
“How could this happen?”
“Who could do such a thing?”
“The senseless selfishness of it!”
“My anger and fury will be felt -“
“By whoever ate my custard doughnut”
This week Colleen’s Challenge is to write a syllabic poem on a topic of our choice in a poetic form of our choice. I linked this to Fandango’s word prompt and came up with the following Etheree poem. The form consists of ten lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables.
FOWC with Fandango — Rage
Colleen M. Chesebro‘s syllabic poetry challenge this week is to write on the theme of “the day after.” I have coupled this with current events and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge to use the word “preview.”
My thoughts of freedom
Are but a scanty preview
Of all of the things
I will do the day after
Self-isolation is through
Of forest glade
Born of nature’s benign delight
Arrival of kindred spirit
Bright sunshine beams to share
Hands held, eyes closed
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.
Written for Colleen M. Chesebro‘s Poetry Challenge No. 174 – Photo Prompt
Ramparts of stone
What things you have endured –
Plagues, and a Bonnie Princes’ siege
These things you have withstood and more
Through men’s and time’s passing
You witness all
Written for Colleen M. Chesebro‘s syllabic poetry challenge.
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.
Evergreen scent fresh on the breeze
The delicate needles
And sturdy cones
This week Colleen’s syllabic challenge is to compose a poem on the theme of the night sky. I have gone for the Etheree form of ten lines of ascending syllables (1-10). I thought the form would draw our attention upwards to our night sky.
The gibbous moon
And glittering stars
Heavenly bodies peek
From behind wind nudged nimbi
Expectant of the storm’s passing
Moist grass below awaits the rain’s end
When the bright sun of morning will arrive
The Tanka Tuesday challenge this week is to write a syllabic poem using synonyms for COMFORT & WORN.
Familiar old chair
Moulded to accommodate
I’m safe and secure
A senryu is a 3-line unrhymed Japanese poetry form that is structurally similar to haiku but addresses human life rather than nature.