Cinquain and Shadorma Wordle – February 4, 2015


7 23 2014 gnome 6

 Old gnome
Nabby Blustery
Grinds retro nutmeg
Feeling woolly and refractive
Dwarf like.

He’s planting
Nacreous white bulbs
Of tulips
And  lilies
His cocoa foam congealing
He couldn’t sip it warm.

Poor gnome
Garden worker
Plants bulbs throughout the day
Feeling so stressed and put upon
Elf like.

© G.s.k. ‘15


Shadorma and cinquain for BJ’s Shadorma and Beyond

cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed five-line poem developed by Adelaide Crapsey.  It has a syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2, and it is similar to the elfje in that each line has a very specific role, as follows:

Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Description of Noun
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling or Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun

Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie – Wordle:

Blustery (bragging or windy), Warmth, Grind, Foam, Nutmeg, Cocoa, Wool, Imprint
Refractive, Nacreous (resembling mother of pearl), Retro, Sip


24 thoughts on “Cinquain and Shadorma Wordle – February 4, 2015

  1. Poor little fella! Now I feel bad for him!
    When he comes out of winter storage I’ll be sure to do something extra nice for him! 🙂
    Great work — i love it 🙂


    • Thanks Jen .. I actually had quite a bit of trouble with this post .. I had to write it in the afternoon once my connection came back on line and I don’t write well when someone is mumbling grumbling behind my back.


      • Oh dear. Well, there’s a bit of general silliness in the dungeon if you have time and need a laugh.

        Shame about the grumbling though. Wish I knew how to help. 😦

        And you’d never have known you were having problems with this. 🙂


        • Well that is a wonderful thing to say … about not seeming that I had problems … but of course there’s nothing you can do to help about the grumbling … you’d think he’d go and find himself an interest instead of bothering me about mine. There was a time when he was younger that he’d spend all night with his hobbies .. or zapping on TV 😉 but he made such a fuss about Kiddo and I watching TV that I decided we should chuck the thing … very stupid on my part .. sigh.


          • Really — I never would have known 🙂

            It’s too bad — there’s something “big” going on inside your hubby — I won’t venture to say what — but until he finds that happiness he’s going to fault you for finding your own happiness.

            Maybe he needs a gift certificate for a nice massage, or a class, or …. well … Something that’ll “encourage” him to be out of your hair for a while! An investment in YOU is what it is.


          • I’ll have to look into something or start taking trips to visit my sons and my sister in the U.S. … here the air is soooooooooooo heavy.


          • LOL .. fun!!!! and now that I looked at the editing (very good superimposing there) … I will go to read those 22 comments!


          • Hey, I just checked the spam and we had two legitimate comments in there. Approved the one — and then it instantly went SOMEWHERE unanswered. Found the other and answered. So we’ll have to keep an eye on spam. WP must be tinkering with filters again …. have heard a lot of people having problems with being listed as “spam.”


          • I’ve often had that happen and then sometimes have someone who is spam get through, but that’s not WordPress but an outside thingy called Akismet.


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