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daydreamin’ – NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 4

One sheep,
two sheep, three sheep,
four…how will I ever dream?
My mind won’t let me go to sleep
…daydreams!

~kat

I tried to stay on topic! Really I did. But I rarely remember my dreams! a variation on a cinquian today. NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020 challenge Day 4 – write a poem based on an image from a dream. We don’t always remember our dreams, but images or ideas from them often stick with us for a very long time. I definitely have some nightmares I haven’t been able to forget, but I’ve also witnessed very lovely things in dreams (like snow falling on a flood-lit field bordered by fir trees, as seen through a plate glass window in a very warm and inviting kitchen).

Variation on a Cinquain
• Line one had two syllables.
• Line two had four syllables.
• Line three had six syllables.
• Line four had eight syllables.
• Line five had two syllables.


adieu

adieu

hopeless
traces of ink
blotted melancholy
requiem on a crumpled page
ghosted

~kat

A Cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Synonyms Only for the prompt words: sad (hopeless, melancholy) and write (trace, ink, blot, ghost).


Tour de Force

tour de force

triumph
in grace thrusting
so to feel the sun’s kisses
the sprout bursts through concrete
éclat

~kat

A Cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, using synonyms only of the words, Dignity – grace and Success – triumph, tour de force, éclat.


Taraxacum Pride


clusters
of fairy clocks,
nomadic, wind riders
with flocculent manes, sage lion
dandies

~kat

A Cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms only for the prompt words: Gather (cluster) and Soft (flocculent).

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Passion to Bliss

passion
fire and ice
the edge of lunacy
euphoria raging, white hot
to bliss

~kat

An American Cinquain – 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 using synonyms only of the prompt words, Joy: bliss, euphoria and Fury: passion, fire, lunacy, rage, for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge.


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