Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Poetry Challenge – #SynonymsOnly -#GarlandCinquain – Garden Birds – Sally Cronin

One of the most interesting and complex forms of Colleen Chesebro’s Challenge is the Garland Cinquain which she beautifully demonstrated last week; The Old Gods

Colleen explains the form: “This poem is created with a 2/4/6/8/2 syllable count for each of the five stanzas. The last stanza is where it gets interesting. You take line one from the first stanza, line two from the second stanza, etc. until you’ve created the last refrain”.

For this week’s challenge Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 181 #SynonymsOnly the prompt words were ‘Nimble and Enigma’...and I have selected ‘Agile and Mystery’ and  am attempting my first Garland Cinquain….

With the recent sunny weather I have been spending my time in the garden, and after a couple of afternoons of getting used to my presence, I have been accepted as part of the garden fixtures. This has enabled me to be a guest at the feast and washing rituals of a number of birds, incuding my ongoing tricksters, the ravens…

Garland Cinquain – Garden Birds

The birds
in the garden
have created a world
removed from the reality
of life.

The Doves
wary and shy
hover on the sidelines
waiting to be invited to
the feast

Ravens
fall from the sky
bring ancient mystery
intent on plundering the stores
of seed

Starlings
a raucous flock
delight in the water
splashing and preening their feathers
of jet

Sparrows
agile and swift
dart backwards and forwards
eager for the sunflower seeds
that gleam.

The birds
wary and shy
bring ancient mystery
splashing and preening their feathers
that gleam

©Sally Cronin 2020

If you would like to participate in the challenge here is the link again:  Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 181 #SynonymsOnly

You can find recent reviews for my latest release and other books: Sally’s books and reviews 2019/2020

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have enjoyed.. thanks Sally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Poetry Challenge – #SynonymsOnly -#GarlandCinquain – Garden Birds – Sally Cronin

  1. Well done, Sally. This sounded like a difficult one to write, but your lovely poem makes it seem easy. Are you sure this is the first time you’ve written a Garland Cinquain? Beautiful! ❤️

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