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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cinquain Collection

Wandering Into Lost

your wandering
inclination to fear
the lost tomorrows when this day

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An Epitaph in Green

Green moss
decorates the
wings of a stone angel.
An epitaph now covered in
new life.
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Spring’s Faux Pas
froze the tulips.
Spring hadn’t asked permission
to paint the black and white landscape

©Susie Clevenger 2013

 At Real Toads Marian prompted us to write a cinquain. 
You can read an explanation of cinquain and read
what the other talented toads created at


Marian said...

oh, i love these, Susie! you know, i love when cinquains result in a single sentence, like your first one. wonderful! and the second one is like a photograph that i can see quite clearly. and argh, the third! didn't the groundhog NOT see its shadow yesterday?
just love 'em. i hope you liked writing these!

Helen said...

These are lovely ... 'Spring' is my favorite!!

Loredana Donovan said...

These are wonderful, so much meaning and imagery packed in a few lines, and clever turns. You mastered the cinquain form! :)

Ben Ditty said...

Wow, you pull of form as lovely as free verse :-)

Susie Swanson said...

These are awesome.. You are a master with these cinquains. I'm still learning and what better teacher..

Ella said...

Awesome Susie!
I love all of them! Though I am partial to spring~
Well done..I need to try, this form again :D

Kateri said...

I love the green moss covering the gravestone. New life for sure.

Poet Laundry said...

I really enjoyed all three. I too like the complete sentence of the first one. I like the irony of the second. And the almost sassiness of the third. Well done Susie :-)

Grace said...

This is lovely Susie specially the last one ~ I am hoping for the tulips to bloom once more ~

Happy Sunday ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I'm especially fond of "An Epitaph in Green"...lovely work, kiddo.

Lady In Read said...

Susie, difficult to choose a favorite.. loved all of them.. am following you now and will visit often..

Manicddaily said...

Very pretty - I think I like the angel best as it is such a cool thing to see. (I like it mainly because I just love seeing this angels with moss and bromeliads.) k.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Each one is a little miracle. You have a keen eye for detail which enriches short form verse. I love the black and white landscape repainted in Spring.

Brian Miller said...

nice...the epitaph now covered in new life...i think that one is my fav susie...love the thought of new life as well..smiles.

Susan said...

Each one has charmed me, like your photos, with the unusual. I like the winter's punishment of spring as I have often wondered why they must freeze.

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