Aspirations – Cinquain Poem

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #66 – Destination & Guide – Use Synonyms Only.  Choose 1 of 5 poetry forms: Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Cinquain, & Senryu.


following our yearnings
the wholeness of accomplishment

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Enveloped – Haibun

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #63 – Cover & Precipitation

Use synonyms for Cover & Precipitation to write 1 of 5 poetry forms:

Haiku – Tanka – Haibun – Cinquain – Senryu

Cover – shield, shelter, conceal, veil, envelope, mask,

Precipitation – sleet, snow, storm, cloudburst, drizzle, rain, rainfall, rainstorm, hail


As Christmas Day draws near I find there are two shades dwelling in my heart. One is the joy of celebrating my Savior’s birth. The other is the sadness of no family or community to celebrate with. I do, however, have a Light that shines on the darker shade of my heart…

grateful for the storm
veiling the inner cloudburst
enveloped in Love

although I have sorrow I can still experience the joy given through the gift of grace!

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Two Views Of Same Path – Haibun Poem

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge

Challenge: Using synonyms for Plenty & Meander write a poem choosing 1 of 5 forms of poetry: Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Cinquain, or Senryu.

Plenty – many, sufficient, opulence.

Meander – (of river or road) wind, twist, turn, curve.

(of a person) stroll, saunter, amble, wander.

Two Views Of Same Path

As I gaze intently upon the two roads with many hues, I find myself with a deep yearning to stroll down the way into nature’s opulence of peace. Although there is another path of peace indwelling my heart, I tire of the noise of the city. Both hold the precious brilliance of Creation…

oh the many hues
which road shall I choose to walk
two views of same path

there is no need to choose for I can walk down both roads in the stillness from whence I write.

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Heaven’s Fragrance – Cinquain Poem

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge – November 14, 2017

Challenge: Write a poem using the synonyms for : Smell & Cozy

smell: aroma, fragrance, scent, perfume, bouquet

cozy: comfortable, warm, safe, sheltered, secure, toasty

(of relationship or conversation) intimate, relaxed, informal, friendly

Heaven's Fragrance

the Scent
so intimate
reaching down from Heaven
comfortable warm safe friendly

Photo Credit: Pamela Haddix