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solstice 2020

solstice 2020

night of winter
fair planets kiss, glowing
age of Aquarius dawning


A Garland Cinquain (2/4/6/8/2) fir this week’s Holiday Theme-Based Tanka Tuesday Challenge.

Off Topic – NaPoWriMo/GloPoWrMo Challenge Day 25

the night
looms black, heavy
with rain, distant flashes
of light illuminate the sky,


Off topic today for NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 25. I did the exercise eking out an extremely long diatribe of drivel…I wrote and wrote and wrote and keep writing as instructed, but found the resulting verse rather self indulgent and verbose. It is storming tonight. I settled on a familiar form, the Cinquain, for this, the 25th day.

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


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.

Samhain Cinquain

is in the air
thin as skin, the veil
spirits frequent the familiar


A Cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only. Prompt words: haunt (roam, frequent) & spell (magic).



polyglots who bang out
drivel otiosely credit
the muse


A cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Synonyms Only. Prompt words: Ghost: wordsmith, polyglot, bang out, and Hollow: Pecksniffian, scratch.

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