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.

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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.

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Copyright © 2018 Robin McShane

 

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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.

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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.

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Poem and Photo Copyright © 2018 Robin McShane

 

Photo taken at Mabalingwe Nature/Game Reserve

Limpopo, South Africa

On my phone! 🙂