“My Journey,” A Reverse #Cinquain

Tanka tuesday

For my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge this week I used finding for breakthrough, and journey for movement.

New Cinquain Poetry Forms

Cinquain – Wikipedia

(Many Thanks to Scott from the House of Bailey.Wordpress.com for the information)

* Reverse Cinquain: A form with one 5-line stanza in a syllabic pattern of two, eight, six, four, and two. Click the link above to learn new ways of writing Cinquain poetry.

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Journey –

finding out what makes my heart soar

empathic connections

crystals and runes



© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  1. quite nice – I love the cinquain as it gives us more open expression

  2. You handle this unusual poetic form well

  3. Do you know makes my heart soar? Knowing you.
    I just stopped by to say I’m going underground … got me some writing to do. I’ll see you in the fall … maybe.

  4. Simple but so very beautiful

  5. Always more to the journey…(K)

  6. Nicely done, Colleen. And making the journey to find what makes your heart soar can also be wonderful.

  7. Fabulous, Colleen. I have made a note of this form of poetry.

  8. Interesting image to accompany the journey of discovery, Colleen. <3

  9. So beautiful, Colleen, not only the words but the visual. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the runes. I have to head over to the Sisters to read your spread!

  10. This is awesome! I had a bit of a brainwave this morning! Ha ha… To start each chapter of Book Two with a Cinquain. I need to get practising, never written a Cinquain before! Think I’ll start with a normal one and then graduate to a reverse one!

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  13. Poetry is magic!!

  14. Hi! Very nice I just discovered cinquain and even tried to write some myself.

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