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Poetry challenge #8: Butterfly cinquain

Jane Dougherty Writes

A butterfly cinquain is a nine-line syllabic verse of the following pattern:

2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 2 / 8 / 6 / 4 / 2.

This is a poem that makes a pretty pattern, a butterfly, in fact.

Here’s my example, based on yesterday’s drenched grass poem.

silver grass2

Mourning,

Damp grass weeping,

Trailing, sorrow-weighted,

Beneath a leaden autumn sky.

New day,

The dead are buried, tears all shed,

mountain of memories,

candles burning,

ever.

Simple and effective. I’ll leave the theme up to you. Just leave the link to your poem, or the poem itself if you don’t post it on your blog, in the comments. Looking forward to reading your poetry.

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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