Today would be my mom and dad’s 75th wedding anniversary — if they were still on this earth. They were very much in love their whole lives, and my sister and I benefited from their love because it made them terrific parents. I’m dedicating this little cinquain to them.
Marriage: It takes a lot Of effort and good will, And love that puts another first. Quite rare.
But two People I know Invested selflessly In two becoming one with great Success.
Now that we have moved into the “month of love,” I thought I’d dig back through my cinquain archives and take a look at some of the love cinquains I’ve written in the past. I will have to write some new ones this year, of course, but I enjoy reading those from past years and remembering what triggered the idea for writing them exactly as I did. This list isn’t comprehensive, by any means. There are several more on the same theme. But these caught my attention this week. So I hope you enjoy this little trip down cinquain memory lane with a focus on love.
Heart pounds; Palms sweat; mouth’s dry; Can’t seem to concentrate. Is this some rare disease? No, wait: It’s LOVE ~~~
My quest: Looking for love. I want a love that lasts Beyond the transient flame of lust ‘Til death. ~~~
MY HEART’S DESIRE
My heart Longs to find love That takes me as I am, But makes me so much better by Its pow’r. ~~~
Some say That love is blind. Not so. Instead I find True love seeks out and focuses On good. ~~~
Tears fall. Hard to believe: I thought we had it all, But now I find I loved alone. He’s gone. ~~~
HOW TO LOVE
Loving Done correctly Is more a matter of Faithfulness and honor than of Feelings. ~~~
REACHING THE GOAL
Today I walk the aisle And give to my best friend My hand and heart for all my life; “I do.” ~~~
I decided it’s time I wrote about coffee again, and I like to challenge myself to write about a common topic in an uncommon way. So I’ve decided to close out January with a 3-day challenge to myself to write a brand new coffee cinquain for the last 3 days of the month. And if any of my viewers would like to join the challenge, you are very welcome to do so. Just write your own coffee cinquain on your own site and hop over here and put the link to it in the Comment Window below. If you’re not familiar with cinquain, you can find an explanation on my poetry site at this link: Ahyoka/Cinquain.
So let’s get started with Day 1’s poem.
Is starting right:
My coffee’s black and hot,
My cup entwined in happy leaves.