#ThemePrompt – Crown #Cinquain

Lessons from Nature

first rays
percolate down
to enlighten the soul
celestial light inspires to live
with hope

learn hope 
from wind that chimes 
to add her melodies 
to aspirations that dither
sometimes

Willows
absorb the grief
bend but refuse to break
resilience is a virtue –  
mute hint!

buds smile,
exhort us to
enjoy joyous moments
that are missed in the race of life –
savor!

be calm
emerald lake –
sea of serenity
an assurance of tranquil thoughts
reflect!
ยฉ Balroop Singh, 2022

The theme of the week is: Lessons from Nature (selected by Sarah.) Thanks to Colleen for the inspiration to craft syllabic poetry. I’ve written a Crown cinquain, a sequence of five cinquain stanzas functioning to construct one larger poem. This poem has five stanzas, each with syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2.

Thank you.

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54 thoughts on “#ThemePrompt – Crown #Cinquain

  1. Fabulous lessons from nature, Balroop! Another successful poetry challenge for you. I love how you gleaned these words from the image that was not exactly definite! I relate to this stanza:
    “learn hope
    from wind that chimes
    to add her melodies
    to aspirations that dither
    sometimes”

    My aspirations seem to be dithering lately. ๐Ÿ˜€ xo

    1. Thank you Lisa. The image was selected after writing the poem and I tried to match it with the first stanza. ๐Ÿ˜Š Wishing you determination to rise from whatever is pulling you down. ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹

  2. Sooo beautiful, and I read it with great pleasure, not even realizing that it was part of a particular syllabic structure. I like that you tell us in the end. The idea of writing a “Crown cinquain, a sequence of five cinquain stanzas functioning to construct one larger poem. This poem has five stanzas, each with syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2” makes my eyes cross. I get stressed, like I do with algebra. But…one of these days I’ll try one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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