Hiking Crown Cinquain

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Hiking
On Steven’s Trail
Colfax, four miles each way
North Fork American River
Autumn

Colfax
Big attitude
For a small roadside town
The cashier flashes a fake smile
My way

Sunrise
Coyotes howl
Ground my feet to the earth
Nearby squirrels screech from bobcat’s jaws
That’s life

River
Ephemeral
Fierce enough to drown me
Strong, beautiful, and powerful
Currents

Autumn
Red, yellow leaves
Mixed among evergreens
Desolate wilderness singing
I’m home

Hiking
Big attitude
Ground my feet to the earth
Strong, beautiful, and powerful
I’m home

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Ron. says:

    You are ON FIRE with this form, Sister. I could NEVER. But you, ummmm….
    Yowza!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ron โค โค โค

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    2. Nancy Richy says:

      I feel the same way! This form of writing is magical. I’m comfortable as a storyteller but my eyes are being open to wonderful new styles of writing that I’ve never seen before. Quite brilliant!

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      1. Ron. says:

        I was hooked for a while on Shadorma, but when I discovered the Sevenlings… Now I can’t stop.

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      2. Hmm… I want to try a new form for Tanka Tuesday… maybe I’ll try a Shadorma ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. Thank you so much, Nancy ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve just recently discovered it myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Wondering wordsโค๏ธ

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  3. Helen says:

    I love the challenge of writing a cinquain poem! Yours is wonderful. I also love writing rictameter poetry which is 2/4/6/8/10/8/6/4/2 Same word first line, last line.

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  4. Steven S. Wallace says:

    Boom!

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    1. Bam! Haha ty ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. msjadeli says:

    a beautiful commune with nature

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    1. thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re welcome.

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  6. kenhume31 says:

    “Desolate wilderness signing”… Beautiful! ๐Ÿ‘Œโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Thank you Ken ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. What a wonderful hike, and your poem really takes us along the journey.

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    1. Thank you, Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. What a fabulous poem!
    I live in a small town in Northeastern Colorado. There is one store. The woman who runs the place doesn’t bother with fake smiles. She always looks like she’s completely done with everything. She’s a nice lady, though.

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  9. Love anything relating to hiking… there is so much to see and learn on the trail…

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    1. So true. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Nancy Richy says:

    Beautiful piece which moved me deeply. Love the structure, each line brining me closer to the final destination. Wonderful!

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    1. thank you so much, Nancy ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Nancy Richy says:

        My very great pleasure, indeed!

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