Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka Tuesday Challenge 211 – Garland Cinquain – Birthdays by Sally Cronin

I have missed participating in this challenge and hope to be more active again this year… This week Colleen Chesebro offers us a choice.. Abhanga or Poet’s Choice

Since I have one coming up this month, I thought I would create a Garland Cinquain on the subject of Birthdays.

Garland Cinquain – Birthdays

a reminder
of the passing of years
celebrated with lit candles
and cake.

are etched on skin
laughter lines they tell you
signs of character and a life
well lived

in the present
and in our memories
are thought of with love as this day

How fast
they come around
the older that we get
a caution to make the most of
each day.

as it might be
to disregard this date
it stands as a testament to
our lives

are etched on skin
and in our memories
a caution to make the most of
our lives.

© Sally Cronin 2021


I hope you have enjoyed my poem and if you would still like to participate this week Colleen Chesebro’s  Abhanga or Poet’s Choice

55 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka Tuesday Challenge 211 – Garland Cinquain – Birthdays by Sally Cronin

  1. Great! Every five line are looking for me like an arrow point to the next five lines, and at least to the cake. 😉 Love it. Thank you for sharing, Sally! Enjoy the last hours of this here very dark Sunday! For sake, we got neither snow nor storm. Michael

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  2. What a brilliant garland cinquain, Sally. I’m so happy you’re back to writing poetry. Happy early birthday. My hubby’s birthday is February 12th. I’m making his favorite: German Chocolate cake. This year it will be nice to celebrate with Dustin and Molly. ❤

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