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’.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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60 thoughts on “Molten, or: Ablaze”
Wow, this makes me want to write a Garland cinquain. It’s a while since I have done so, Ben. Lovely poetry and use of colour. 🙂
Thank you so much, Marje. That’s so kind of you.
BTW, please feel free to call me ‘David’… That’s my first name. The word (lower case) ‘ben’ simply means ‘son of’ in Hebrew, and my father’s name was ‘Alexander’ – I created this blog in his memory. I know it’s confusing because ‘Ben’ (capital B) is also a name in English ~ sorry about the confusion!
Ah, I will, thanks for lettimg me know. All the best, David. 🙂
❤ Marje ❤
Brilliant David love the garland format and tough to pull off but you created an amazing poem.
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Loved the image and colourful imagery in the verse
💚🙏🏻 Sujata 🙏🏻💚
Wow! Your photo and poem made me smile, so much joy in them!
Well David you are on fire such images, such colours it’s amazing!
🍯💛 thanks, Willow 💛🍯
A pleasure David.
This is fantastic – such imagery, and the form fits perfectly with the theme.
💛🌞 Dolly 🌞💛
David you won’t know what it’s like to find the space to comment on a blog like yours,
Phew finally the white square –
What is the difference between a garland and a bouquet ?
Oh yes of course the garland decorates the neck
It’s an exquisite flowered chain
And the 6th link is such a pretty clasp to close this stunning piece of lettered jewelery- the garland cinquain.
Marigold offering us the most delightful color.
💕💛 Abi 💛💕 ~ thanks for making the effort!
Be long suffering with me
A finally arrived there😂
I really like this form – I don’t think I’ve seen a Garland Cinquain before. Love the way the color is woven throughout!
💛💛 Muri 💛💛
💛 thanks, T. F. 💛
Interesting poetic form. I loved the imagry.
💙💛 Molly 💙💛
I love how you use this form, David! Your imagery is so enjoyable! 🙂
☺️💛 thanks, Yvette ☺️💛