A Past Crash – (A Cinquain)

A Past Crash - jan 17 2018 - “Hidden Galaxy” IC 342 - hubble

Once life,
As we know it,
Grew more than we perceived,
So far beyond our wildest dreams
We crashed.

***

Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines.

The momentum of a cinquain grows with each subsequent line as another two syllables, usually an ambic foot, is added bringing the poem to a climax at the fourth line, falling back to a two syllable “punch line”. The last line is usually a “twist” or “turn”  much like that which often occurs in the final couplet of a sonnet.

***

Copyright © 2018 Robin McShane

 

Advertisements

New Beginnings (An Acrostic Poem)

New Beginnings - Jan 11 2018-pic-20160602_Mabeleng

 

 

Never,
Ever
Wish,

Before your day is done,
Everything is different,
Gone before the fun, rather feel the
Inner, the special part of you, that
Nobly leads you forward to
Narrate your own ‘to do’,
Invites you to be different,
Not like all the rest, and
Grips your unique pathway,
So you can be your best.

***

The first of my new journey with poetry types and formats! Do hope you enjoy.

This is the Acrostic Type – where the first letter of each line spells a word which one normally uses as the title.

***

Poem and Photo Copyright © 2018 Robin McShane

 

Photo taken at Mabalingwe Nature/Game Reserve

Limpopo, South Africa

On my phone! 🙂

Smashwords Sale!

***

Smashwords is running an optional sale on eBooks from midnight December 25th to January 1st.

I have joined the promotion and cut 50% off some items and 100% on others – that’s right to $0.00, – nada, naught, nothing! – my end of year gift to you all!

On December 26th, pop across, and send your family and friends, to www.smashwords.com and check out the promotion – don’t forget to type in my name, Rob McShane, to find my books, poetry books and stories! 🙂

Happy Reading!

On Becoming A Hermit

 

On Becoming A Hermit - dec 17 2017-Astronomers-Reveal-the-Dizzying-Spin-of-the-Milky-Way_s-Halo

Amongst the shades
And nets
Of impropriety
I settled,
Nesting quietly,
Circling the space,
Creating comfort,
Building walls for an
Illusion of Protection,
Keeping them out,
Keeping me in,
Zones of Perfect me.

Life left me alone.

© Copyright 2017 Robin McShane

***

Just a thought on the dangers of clinging to our comfort zones!!

Nothing But Love

Nothing But Love - dec 10 2017 - galaxy NGC 4490 - hubble

It took me a while
To realise how,
The ‘what’ and the ‘if’,
The ‘should haves’ of now.

It finally dawned,
I let the past go,
Importance of ‘then’,
Now infinitely low.

Come with me, we’ll climb
To heights far above,
Joy in the moment,
And nothing but love.

***

Copyright © 2017 Robin McShane

Riders In The Night

Riders in the Night - Dec 3 2017 - Hubble views remnants of long dead star

Riding high through waves of time
Bristling as they came
Hoof beats, hardest, black as night
Beating out their name

Out to kill, out to maim,
Hate and passion deep,
Faster, faster, down they bore,
Seeking blood to reap.

Clash of iron, ring of steel,
Bodies falling ’round,
Arcing maces, swinging swords,
Lances upwards bound.

Riderless horses carry on,
Riders lying spent,
Little left to claim or hate,
Following death’s vent.

Eternity In A Moment

Eternity In A Moment - Nov 19 2017 - credit to morguefile-hotblackfile8891347731372

Tumultuous skies rained
On soft feathers.

Stretching the whisper of touches
He reached for her.
She could not see through the veil
Yet felt the touch,
Leaned her head to the breeze,
Aching for more.

Responding to the need,
Creation paused.

He withdrew his hand, thunder rolled,
Clouds broke apart,
Tear soaked feathers lifted, waved,
Sunrays poured through,
Stroking face, smoothing fears,
Soothing sorrow.

Eternal memory,
Moment in time.

***

Poem © Copyright 2017 Robin McShane

Photo by ‘hotblack’ at Morguefile.com – thank you