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

Indiscretions: A Photo Themed Conquain

Image Credit: Balaji Malliswamy

Lurking
Lying in wait 
Life’s small indiscretions
Devour you – repent before it’s
Too late

Padre

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

 

 

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

Unpardonable: An Etheree

Model, Human, Expression, Overview, Girl

Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay 

Rage
Anger
Uncontrolled
Ardent fury
“How could this happen?”
“Who could do such a thing?”
“Number-one-ness manifest!”
“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.

Padre

FOWC with Fandango — Rage

Pine Wood: A Reverse Cinquain

Pine, Needles, Macro, Cone, Unripe

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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

Padre

Cloudy Night

Moon, Sky, Clouds, Nature, Outdoor

image: Pixabay

 

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.

Still
Darkness
Clouds obstruct
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

Padre