Thanks to Jordan of Literary Fuzz for introducing me to the CINQUAIN.  Like Haiku, Cinquain are usually nature-themed and need not be titled.  Spring, with emerging green and abundance of vibrant flowers, lends itself well to this form, twenty-two syllables divided 2-4-6-8-2 over its five lines.  Go outside, look around, then grab your pencil and try one!

lit from within
by radiant mandala,
low yellow flames licking scarlet

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    • Just Joan April 16, 2017 / 10:36 am

      Thanks, Chevvy! I loved how the picture came out, a close close up of the inside of the tulip. It does look a bit like a mandala–a nice, harmonious, balanced one. Have a lovely Easter, my friend. Looking forward to whatever N’s you have posted on Sunday Coming Down. I have sent you an email as well. 🙂

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      • chevvy8 April 16, 2017 / 12:13 pm

        Yes, the picture turned out great and so did your poem. I have responded . Catch you later on the blog and hope you enjoy the “Ns” 😀😀

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  1. Peter Klopp April 16, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    splendid blossoms
    are just a figment of my mind
    late spring

    Happy Easter, Joan!

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    • Just Joan April 16, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Lovely poem, Peter! Thanks for sharing. Hopefully those cherry blossoms will materialize soon. A very happy Easter to you and yours! 🙂

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      • Peter Klopp April 16, 2017 / 10:09 pm

        I hope so. So far we had a few snow drops and one violet in our yard. Spring is very late this year.

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  2. circumstance227 April 17, 2017 / 5:31 am

    Fest of the Pig
    Goodbye to Carnival
    Hello to Monday tummy ache
    And Tums.

    (Can you guess how I am feeling today, 42? I should have stuck to cinnamon doughnuts.)

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    • Just Joan April 18, 2017 / 1:30 pm

      Great poem, 227! Food celebrations always sit kind of heavy in my stomach the day after, too. Maybe if you do the traditional Jump Over the Easter Fire, you are spared the tummy ache? The cinnamon twisty doughnut was marvelous, btw. 🙂


    • Just Joan April 18, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks, Lana. One of my favorite photos–I love the inside look, the symmetry of it. Wanted to capture it before it faded. Lots of my spring flowers are already on their way out. 🙂

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  3. Quirky Girl April 20, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    I love how the inside of the flower forms almost a sunburst-type pattern!

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    • Just Joan April 20, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Absolutely, Quirky! The beauty and symmetry of nature is amazing. 🙂

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  4. Anacrazyfuturewriter May 13, 2018 / 10:28 am

    Brilliantly vivid description! I’ve never been one to pay much attention to nature, but your description of the tulip has really brought it to life in my mind! The photograph, too, is astounding… Great work!

    Perhaps you might like a ‘Cinquain’ I wrote, linked below. It isn’t about nature, so it might provide a fresh perspective. I would love to get your thoughts on it. Thanks!

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