Cinquain, Poetry by Sarah

Ignite

ignite
flickering spark
sizzling, glowing, burning
reactive phosphorus is now
aflame

Prompt: Olivante Poetry, #NaPoWriMo 2018 – Image 5

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Cinquain, Poetry by Sarah, Stories by Sarah

Spring

Prose ChallengeWrite a story in no more than 100 words that includes the following words: spring, blossom, bud, nature, bloom

She smiled and felt relieved, as she closed the door behind her, suitcase in hand. He had stamped on her budding dreams for the last time. His controlling nature meant he was never going to allow her to blossom into the person she knew she deserved to be.

She recalled the first two lines of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, a favourite of hers from literature class, back in college: “Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun.”

Yes, she thought. But first there has to be a Spring.

And it was her time to bloom…

By Sarah ©2018

Poetry ChallengeWrite a poem in no more than 10 lines that includes the same words in the list above.

verdure
dainty blossoms
budding, sprouting, blooming
nature’s vivid colour palette
springtime

By Sarah ©2018

Prompt: Sammi Scribbles, Weekend Writing Prompt #45 – Spring

Cinquain, Poetry by Sarah

Seduced

Allure…
Perturbed, confused.
Glancing. Gazing. Gaping.
Flittering heartbeats, we converge.
Seduced.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 2 December 2017, Synonyms used for the following words: meet – converge, look – glance, gape, gaze, annoy – perturbed, draw – allure, seduce, fly – flit

Cinquain, Poetry by Sarah

Flagging

Image credit Patrick Tomasso via Unsplash

Panic.
Deviant mind
flagging, wobbling, drowning.
Stoicism propels me to
withstand.


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Same Same But Different – 4 November 2017; synonyms used: odd – deviant, fight – withstand, start – propel, weak – wobbling, tired – flagging

Cinquain, Poetry by Sarah

Voodoo

Image credit © Richard Davis Photography

witchcraft
eerie, mystic
jinxing, hexing, charming
dual spirit, costumed servant
voodoo

By Sarah ©2017

 

Prompt: Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, Tuesday 24 October – eerie and costume; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #186

Cinquain, Poetry by Sarah

Outside Myself

Being.
Confused; detached.
Watching, hearing, saying,
never understanding; I’m outside
myself.

By Sarah ©2017

Image credit kellepics via Pixabay

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Sunday Writing Prompt, #225 – Know Thyself

Cinquain, Poetry by Sarah

Blind Eye


Image credit Gerald Larocque

detached
lonely, spaces
drifting, slurring, blaming
quietly turning a blind eye
divorce


By Sarah ©2017

Author’s note: This is my first attempt at a Cinquain poem.

Prompt: Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, #55 – quiet and space; and also Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #185