Wednesday, May 4, 2022

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge #TastetheRainbow #ButterflyCinquain @ColleenChesebro #poetry #writingcommunity #poetrycommunity #poems


G'morning, beautiful readers! For this week's #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenge, Colleen Chesebro has asked us to choose a color to emulate in our poem. She encouraged us to think of the symbolism and psychology behind the colors' meanings. One of her links contained this:


I felt a smile form as images of my childhood decorated my mind, and I knew I had to write about this color. As I scrolled through the various poetry forms on Colleen's poetry cheat sheet, the Butterfly Cinquain called to me. I mean, what better way to relish one's youth than with butterflies! For those who are not familiar with this form, it consists of nine lines using a syllabic pattern of 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2. So, here is what I wrote:

(courtesy of @Shlomaster on Pixabay)

hopscotch
merry-go-round
fly a kite in the wind
squeeze juice from a salted orange
and smile
remember the joy from your youth
release stress and relish
the simple things
today


What childhood memories make you smile? How can you incorporate that happiness into your life today?

33 comments:

  1. "relish the simple things."
    a good reminder, thank you.

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  2. This is wonderful, Yvi! (Harmony Kent) 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony! I'm so happy you were finally able to post a comment. I love seeing you here. :-)

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  3. This is beautiful and joyous 💜

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    1. Thank you, Willow! I'm happy you enjoyed it. :-)

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  4. Yvi, this is an excellent butterfly cinquain. I love the color orange too! It depicted your memories of childhood with great joy. Bravo! <3

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    1. Thanks, Colleen! It was fun travelling down memory lane for a bit. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Kerfe! I'm happy you stopped by today. :-)

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  6. Oh my, Yvette, I so so needed your beautiful poem today. It's been a little crazy for me, and reading your verses but everything into perspective. Blessings and hugs... 💗

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    1. That brings great happiness to my heart, Gwen! Thank you for sharing that with me. May your craziness settle down so you can enjoy the little (and big) things in life. :-)

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  7. I had a blog for just this purpose... I must have ignored the renew?
    Anyway as long as I can post this way - I'll let you know it is me ~Jules

    There are positives to all colors. Orange is unique as it doesn't rhyme with much ;)

    Nice uplifting memory and verse.

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    1. I like unique things. They sparkle just a bit more than the ordinary, don't you think? ;-) Thanks for stopping by, Jules! :-)

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  8. This makes me warm and comfortable inside out. Nice

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    1. I'm so happy it makes you feel that way. Thank you for sharing that with me. :-)

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  9. That's a fun poem Yvette. Childhood memories are precious! I loved making and floating paper boats in the water that accumulated after the rain. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Balroop! Floating those paper boats and imagining their journeys must have been fun. Thanks for sharing that memory with me. :-)

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  10. A lovely walk down memory lane!

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  11. I felt a wave of calm washing over me reading your poem. You captured youth wonder in it.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Denise! My current WIP short story also takes a walk down memory lane, but it isn't as pleasant. Lol! :-)

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  12. I love the butterfly cinquain form, and your poem is just perfect, it brought me back wonderful memories of picking oranges and eating them there by the oranges trees.

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    1. I've never picked an orange straight from the tree. I imagine that is a sweet experience. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth! :-)

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  13. A lovely journey into past

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  14. Wonderful Yvette.. brought back memories instantly.. nothing like the taste of a fresh orange.. my favourite form of the cinquain..♥

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    1. Thank you! It's the first butterfly cinquain that I believe I've written. It definitely won't be my last. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  15. Aww, love this! Evoking the memories of childhood and bringing their simplicity into today.:)

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    1. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could embrace that simplicity in our adult lives? I'm happy you enjoyed my poem. Thanks for sharing that with me. :-)

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  16. A lovely form and poem, Yvette. I love your memories of childhood, and how they relieve stress today. Great color choice too. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Diana! It called to me when I was going through Colleen's link to color meanings. I'm glad you liked it. :-)

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  17. This is Jules from WP... somehow I lost my blogger account - I know I posted here before - at least I thought I did. Lovely verse.

    Playing in the mud with my sibling... That was a fun memory for me.

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