Swirling – #Cinquain Swirl


As she worships
The sun moving across
Mighty stands the sunflower tall
The coiled shield
Of the attentive snake
Upon the rock, it basks away
When the sun drops
Steadily on the move
The imprinted snail looks for food
The flight of days
Peaceful the gentle breeze
Turned violent storms of water, wind
Double helix
Life’s fragile code held tight
In the smallest of packages
Our uniqueness
Stamped onto each finger
Creation's form hides everywhere

This week at Tanka Tuesday it’s poets choice. I tried a new style, the cinquain swirl, for this poem.

Cinquain Swirl has a 2 syllable beat that is repeated as the refrain, 2R-4-6-8-2R-4-6-8-2R-4-6-8-2R.

It may or may not have rhyme. However, it must be at least 2 Cinquain long.

Photo: I caught this snail working it’s way around the calla lily leaf in my backyard.

© Heather – Home Study From The Grateful Heart All Rights Reserved

Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful day.
With a grateful heart,

Published by Home Study from the Grateful Heart

Welcome new friends. I'm Heather, a homeschooling mama raising three children alongside my husband. I love to walk our two dogs, photograph nature, and write poetry. As a family, we love reading together, creating art, sports and all things nature. We also enjoy sharing our learning experiences with friends and creating co-op opportunities. I enjoy writing about our homeschool adventures, as well as nature and sharing recipes. My heart is grateful for my family, our homeschool, our friends and homeschool community, as well as the nature around us. In addition to following my blog, you can find me on Facebook at Home Study from the Grateful Heart.

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