#Butterfly #Cinquain – #ThemePrompt


out of a cloud, 
it creates a channel –  
tall trees nod and send sparks of love
a beam 
puts up a spectacular show 
sky suddenly lights up
scares some but 


streak coruscates, 
an incandescent beam 
falls and stokes the light within me
My heart 
clamors to resist, it pierces,
inflames dormant instincts 
wrapping blanket
of love.

© Balroop Singh

Thanks to Colleen for the inspiration to craft syllabic poetry. I’ve written two butterfly cinquains. The theme of the month (chosen by Sangeetha) is: The Nature of Lightning.
The Butterfly Cinquain is an unrhymed, nine-line syllabic poem with 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2 syllables per line. It uses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain and then reverses it. The name comes from the butterfly shape it creates when centered on the page. 

Image from: pixaby

Thank you.

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43 thoughts on “#Butterfly #Cinquain – #ThemePrompt

  1. What a unique take on lightning, Balroop. I’m with you, I love the excitement. A couple of favorite lines: “an incandescent beam / falls and stokes the light within me”. How beautiful. Wonderful take on the prompt. ❤

  2. Wonderful poem and interpretation of the theme, Balroop. Many of us see lighting as something dangerous and to avoid, but you make it feel like it’s electrifying – and it is, it is simply a part of nature. Love how you intertwined your poem with emotions and what the heart feels. Lighting comes as fast as it goes, just like how all of a sudden we may feel those dormant instincts as you put it. Great writing. Hope you are doing well 😊

    1. Thank you for a lovely analysis of my poems Mabel. The beauty of poetry is that it goes beyond the ordinary… far from reality to explore new avenues. 😀 I am glad you liked the electrifying aspect. 🤗

  3. Lovely take on the prompt. I love these lines “an incandescent beam
    falls and stokes the light within me
    My heart clamors to resist, it pierces”

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