Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge – #Crown #Cinquain – Lullaby by Sally Cronin

This week in Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 240 is a themeprompt provided by Vashti Quiroz-Vega… and is ‘Lullaby’

Here is my take on the prompt…..

Crown Cinquain – Lullaby

To sing
a lullaby
you must first consider
preferences of the baby

a jolly song
aimed to make them chortle
to wave their hands around with glee

slow and gentle
soothing a fractious mood
or the soreness of teething gums

Deep toned
to reassure
those fearing the shadows
now allayed by a father’s voice

a foreign tongue
but words that mothers sing
to babies all around the world

©Sally Cronin

There is still time to participate in this week’s challenge: Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 240 is a themeprompt


My latest book is a collection of poetry and was published on July 19th 2021 and here is a recent review.

One of the recent reviews for the collection

Robbie Cheadle 5.0 out of 5 stars Decadently rich and full poetry  Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2021

Life is like a mosaic is the perfect title for this collection of poems where every word in each individual poem is a small tile the works to create a perfect word picture, and all the poems collectively form a complete picture of life and love.

Each poem is accompanied by a carefully selected picture that complements the poem and prepares the mind for the poetry story.

The poet touches on a vast array of topics ranging from the isolation of lockdown, the stealthy march of aging, the natural world, the joy of life and the full spectrum of human emotions, to immortality and the future. There is also a delightful section about the poet’s own childhood including pictures.

This beautiful book is perfect for people who want to embrace life and wallow decadently in its rich fullness.

You can find all my books and buy links: Sally’s Books and Reviews 2021


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