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Premium Member Cinquain V
water
murmurs softly,
through the cool of exhaled
breath, against the stones it whispers,
secrets

secrets,
gently spoken,
lonely unbeckoned words, 
hidden deep within broken hearts,
aching

aching,
melting sorrow
pours viscous and endless,
caressing emotions that...

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Categories: loneliness, sorrow,
Form: Cinquain



Premium Member Always - American Cinquain
~Always~ 
(American Cinquain) 


Always 
Keep all your dreams 
Let them grow never let them go 
Keep your dreams alive let them shine 
Always. 

Your dreams...

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Categories: dream,
Form: Cinquain
A Cinquain For Mothers Day
Raindrops
I must collect
In a jar on my desk
For all the tears my mum shed through
My storms...

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Categories: mom, mother, mum,
Form: Cinquain
Professional Crime - Cinquain
Lawyer,
slippery snake,
white collar criminal,
mirror image of thievery,
serpent.



For John Heck's 12-In-1...Choose Your Forte! contest....

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© George Aul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: people
Form: Cinquain
Longing
Longing
Waiting, hoping
Heart slowly dying
Memories re-fuelling forgotten dreams
Yearning

Longing
Wistfully awaiting
Dreams to stir
Prayers to be answered
Caring



Penned 18 December 2014...

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Categories: hope, longing,
Form: Cinquain



Premium Member Flying High - Visual 5
Soaring
Free as a bird 
No wings to restrain us 
Blown gently on salmon pink clouds 
Heaven! 



01~11~15
Contest: An American Beauty – Andrea Dietrich
Visual 5: Balloons
Checked...

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Categories: freedom,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Silent Hearts
Silent Hearts


inside
silent hearts
words left unsaid
never find their voice
lost


12/01/10 
4:20 pm
© All Rights Reserved...

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Categories: lost love
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Autumn Stroll
crumbling
leaves drift with wind
naked branches shiver
crisp scarlet, gold carpet is laid
onwards

misty
fog fills the air
masking grey gloomy skies
brisk breeze blows pinecones into
puddles

odours
of faint wood smoke
like an...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: autumn, feelings, seasons,
Form: Cinquain
Wilted Summer Smiles
weary 
Deep in warm wine 
Outshining russet moon 
Glazed in the glow of honey glass 
Gold breeze

Drifting
Along the flood 
Of wilted summer smiles, 
While my...

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Categories: autumn, poetry,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member 'water'
Water gushed over parched land
fractures are slowly filled left by drought 

terrain humidified by cold water 
pouring down replacing warmth
everything ice-covered

Water 
set in ice form
fluffy...

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Categories: nature
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Desire
Desire
Yearn, hunger
Wanting, needing, craving
I need you now!
Longing


Lust
Passion, urgency
Thrilling, arousing, smouldering
Strong desire for intimacy
Obsession

12~26~14
Contest longing Dr Ram Mehta
~awarded 2nd place~...

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Categories: desire, longing,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member The Twinkling
above
the hazy moon
night time whispers stories
shooting stars race in close to hear
and wink...

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Categories: imagination,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Autumn Stroll
Autumn Stroll


Autumn

Gold foliage

Brilliantly surrounds me

Strolling forest's sunlit pathway

Aglow.


Sandra M. Haight

~1st Place~
Contest: Autumn Stroll Cinquain Form
Sponsor: Eve Roper
Judged: 10/26/2015
...

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Categories: autumn,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Hazy Like Mist
Hazy
remembrances
wither  in dim corners--
our laughter not  kept through night’s edge
and yet…
panes  rustling from ardor’s downfall
mirror your bare outline,
your scent wafting
like mist.



For Jenish...

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Categories: longing, love hurts,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Tonight
In-flight
In pheromone
Honeysuckle perfume
Insect antennae knot freshly
bouquet.

In breeze
I feel your breath
rustle shiny reeds
of my stints' hapless hinterland
you learn.

A vest
of velveteen
gleaming wings that trembled
Turn to a whirring...

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© Sotto Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, appreciation, flower,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member The Poet and the Jester (On Embracing Duality)
It is the conversation
between the poet and the jester.
The poet- with solemn introspection;
the jester- with careless regard,
each captivating the other.

It is the ultimate irony
of this...

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Categories: allegory
Form: Cinquain
Equality
I'm not you and you're not me
But life doesn't care
We die equally...

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Categories: butterfly,
Form: Cinquain
Pizza
PIZZA 

Pizza
Popular pieces
Pleasing Mozzarella perfections
Pastrami- Peppers irresistible slices
Pizza...

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Categories: food,
Form: Cinquain
Holiday Goodies
Lonely 
                       ...

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Categories: children, christmas, food,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member My Bed's Just Here For the Cat
Fatcat,
Hairy nuisance
Sprawling over bedsheets
Crowding limited sleepspace with
Blubber....

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Categories: animals, funny, pets
Form: Cinquain
Sweet Music
He sits
                       ...

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Categories: child, happy, love, music,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Clouded Lake, Visual 6
Above
The purple lake
Pale sunrays spread like songs
To burn away the shadows in
My soul....

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Categories: imagery, inspiration, light, sky,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Only Longing
I think
of you sometimes -
your strong arms around me -
and a white cloud envelops me
gleaming.

At times
the cloud is grey,
for life rains down on me.
You are...

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Categories: longing,
Form: Cinquain
Loves End
Grasping
              Every ounce of love you give me
    ...

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Categories: death, desire, emotions, feelings,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Empty
Empty
like bottled air
clinging to nothing real,
except to slippery inside walls
of space

Empty 
like heart chamber
holding on to first love
bouncing back and forth, side to side
then gone

Empty...

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Categories: depression,
Form: Cinquain