Friday, December 13, 2013

Preference for Flowers - a Cinquain

                                                                                        Attribution: Andre Karwath
Image: Primula
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

A Cinquian is a poem of 5 lines with a syllable count of 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.
In its restrictive form it may even be expected to be as follows:

First line: a one-word subject or title.
Second line: two adjectives which describe the subject.
Third line: three verbs relating to the subject.
Fourth line: four words forming a phrase, sentence,
or set of feelings relating to the subject.
Fifth line: one word which summarizes the poem or restates the subject.

But I’ve chosen the easier option of maintaining just the syllable count

Ever present
Found in line of fire
Women and children young and old

Soothing effects
Nature's wonder of peace
Colors do propagate beauty

Written for Chev's CARPE DIEM Little Ones #8 a --Cinquain


  1. Sadly many get in the line of fire even when they think they are far away, flowers sure have that effect at ones bay

  2. If Primula is a flower I have been in total ignorance, visiting that Primula Hotel in KT for year and years.

  3. i like the contrast between the two...conflict and peace...i will take peace today....smiles.//i would rather propegate that

  4. Yes, it is so sad when women and children are caught in such many innocent victims!

  5. The divide is a scary one.
    We're all caught in the extremes and then in the middle.
    The way out is probably acceptance.

  6. Very strong first one, Hank.. really hit the sad truth.

  7. Powerful and poignant is the first one. And we do need peace so much in this world. Nicely done!

  8. Beautifully written Hank-my favourite is of course the second:-)