A Garland Cinquain
ablaze gaseous fireball millions of degrees gigantic nuclear furnace brings life chirp, chirp streaks of feathers soar and catch the sunlight along with insects for their young alight lemons ripe, luscious fruit vivid citrine gems sway fleshy, mature, rich, flavorsome heavy tree hole busy beehive hexagonal pattern molten syrupy honey drips teeming nectar among petals marigolds beckon in softly flutter, blush at breezes golden ablaze streaks of feathers vivid citrine gems sway molten syrupy honey drips golden
The above garland cinquain was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt: Poets were prompted to write syllabic poems inspired by a color of their choice. I chose the color ‘black’.
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60 thoughts on “Molten, or: Ablaze”
Incredible, David! The color, the passion, the movement — powerful. 😊
💛🙏🏻 thanks, Gwen 💛🙏🏻
I love this! Great use of the form and the color is spot on! 👏🏻 💜 🦄
I’ll have you know, Colleen, that those golden lemons have no spots! 😉
I bet they are pure perfection! 😀
Look for yourself: 🍋
LOL! I love lemons. Now you have me wishing for a glass of water with a lemon wedge. ❤
Lemons, honey…water and ice in a glass! David, I think I’ll take my lemons and make lemonade! ❤ Your lovely poem is making me thirsty! 🙂
🍋🍯🥤 Cheryl 🍋🍯🥤
💗🌞 Kerfe 🌞💗
Spectacular verse. Clever you 👍❤️
💟🧡 Yassy 🧡💟
Absolutely sumptuous imagery! Love this, David 💕🙂
🍯 Thanks, Harmony! 🍯
Quite visceral and evocative. The thought of a flower as beautiful as such just brings a smile on my face. The seeing of one now makes the smile broader. Plus this wonderful expo, I’m filled with jubilee.
🐝 Lamittan ~ thanks! 🐝
Most welcome, David. 💖
This format is really cool and you nailed it. I know it’s not easy, but you make it look effortless. And that imagery! The whole poem just glows! Well done, good sir! 🙂
🌞🙏🏻 Mike 🙏🏻🌞
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Molten or Ablaze ….. by David
💛🙏🏻 Reena 💛🙏🏻
Very clever David, so evocative and vivid too! 😁👌👍👏
🤘 Ken 🤘
Have a lovely day everyone.🥰Going to bed.
😴 Good night, Amber 😴
Same to you, David.💞