Grief ~ a crown cinquain

Summer
drenched in sea salt,
caramel promises,
conch shell concertos, slow dancing
with you

With you
disappearing
yearning, a dirty word
fury, a furnace inside burns
stories

Stories
of justice lie
in dank market-places
bartering lost souls for cheap bribes
of love

Of love
the scribe etches
with nails, in veins of dark,
cold blood that drags down to near death
two words

Two words,
twining tendrils
of squandered hope, stand still,
till Time stops its cycle to yell
Let Go

Mindfills for dVerse Poetics – on Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) dVerse MTB – Cinquain


The cinquain chain/crown cinquain.

a series of 5 [entire] Crapsey Cinquains, 25 lines total
syllabic count: 2-4-6-8-2 in each stanza
written with a break between each stanza
last line of the previous cinquain repeated as first line of the next cinquain
Note: The final line of the last cinquain does not have to equal the first line of the first cinquain, but it is an option.

19 thoughts on “Grief ~ a crown cinquain

  1. Sangeetha, I love love love this cinquain. The repetition works so well to link the stanzas and to reinforce the thoughts and emotions flowing through it. Your conclusion is both the smartest but the toughest thing of all 😦

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  2. a love story gone cold very well captured in these lines – the title is prompt and the final stanza the hint that the poet is still mourning – some wonderful visuals too including
    “Of love
    the scribe etches
    with nails, in veins of dark,
    cold blood “

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    1. Really appreciate your words. You have a way of expressing what you feel in a way that reaches out to touch the reader. I adore🤗

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