HEADS – Any word that starts with the letter C

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This Tuesday’s Theme is any word staring with the letter C. I decided to try a little poetry and finally settled on doing a Cinquain** about Candlelight. It was not as easy as I thought it would be.

Candlelight
Wax Salvation
Glimmering in my dark
Encouraging me to follow
Twilight

**Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2 in five lines. My elementary school teacher taught this form: Line 1:Noun. Line2:Description of Noun. Line 3:Action. Line 4:Feeling or Effect. Line 5:Synonym of the initial noun. I decided to combine both. I immediately encountered an insurmountable problem: Candlelight is three syllables. So just pretend (say it in your head like its only two syllables, you can do it!), because I already had the d*mned thing composed in my head and it just didn’t seem right with just candle as the first word. Work with me people, I am special.

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15 Comments

  1. Artistic license my dear.
    I think it’s fine.

  2. Great poem! I used to write stuff..but four kids later…not so much. I also used to draw and paint…sigh.

  3. Very original, Vixen!

    I just saw your P365! Very COOL!

  4. I learned something new! Cinquain! Very creative and we’ll work with you on the candlelight thing. πŸ™‚

  5. I’d give you an A for effort – but a C is more fitting for your theme πŸ˜‰

    Okay, seriously, that was a way better job than I’d have known what to do with.

    Happy HoT!! πŸ™‚

  6. Awesome! I love it!

  7. Well, since you’re special I’ll work with you. LOL ! Good job!

  8. Beautiful!
    Happy Tuesday. πŸ™‚

  9. WoW, that was terrific! I love writing ditties, haiku and limericks now I can write Cinquain’s.

  10. Very cool idea for HoT this week! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Incredible! I just LOVE it when I learn something new like this. I’d never heard of a Cinquain! Thanks so much for the lesson! πŸ™‚ And I agree with a previous comment…artistic license! πŸ™‚

  12. Mar

    You are VERY special!!

  13. I’ve been trying to write one haiku a week and I know what you mean about those problems. But I notice nobody else seems to notice. And their writing is beautiful. Your poem is peaceful and mysterious. I enjoyed it so much.

  14. I’ve never heard of a cinquain before – thanks for teaching me something new. Have a lovely week!

  15. A good post for this weeks meme. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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