#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 224, #POET’SCHOICE @ColleenChesebro #WritingCommunity #cinquain #butterflycinquain

Here’s Colleen Chesbro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #224. This week is the poet’s choice!

I decided on a butterfly cinquain: 2/4/6/8/2/8/6/4/2 and used a picture I took walking along the river for the visual.


The path

Becomes my guide

Awakening senses

Dazzling me with its beauty


The moment caresses my soul

Thoughts flow with the river

Words are blooming

I write.

35 thoughts on “#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 224, #POET’SCHOICE @ColleenChesebro #WritingCommunity #cinquain #butterflycinquain”

  1. Nice! It does feel like magic when the words blossom up out of you. One of the most wonderful feelings in the world–and your poem captured it beautifully. : )

  2. Great Denise, your words bloom like the buds on the trees now.
    It’s still pretty cold here in Toronto, and some trees have yet to bloom, but they’re definitely trying to open up.

    Love your inspiring poem,

    1. Thank you, Eden. It does feel like the words are blooming like a tree in spring when they flow!
      We are the opposite here, but are already in fire season. Hope it warms up soon in Toronto and all the buds bloom for you:) xo

    1. I love how our poems mirrored each other, Elizabeth. Each with a picture of nature and a side of writing we all deal with.

    1. Thank you, Marsha! I’m glad you enjoyed it and it was able to captured an emotion 🙂

    1. I’m glad it picked you up. Hopefully our weather trade will appear soon.

    1. Thank you, nature does the same for me. Yes, extremely lucky to be able there 🙂

    1. Thank you, Colleen:) It is a magical place I love to walk. It’s hard not to be inspired by all the beauty nature offers. It seemed fitting the I do a butterfly cinquain with all the butterflies surrounding us. Xo

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