The Narcissist – March 23, 2016

written from somewhere inside
a fantasy
or mystery
but who holds the pen

and those words echoing
across a sea of static
and yet so well-known
who speaks them

in a murky wilderness
without rhyme or reason
unbeknownst to anyone
he walked by
snapping a photograph

he caught … the narcissist
reflecting upon his soul
preening in dark waters …
mysterious are the words written
this  bright spring morning.

© G.s.k. ‘16

Photo Challenge #105

Pond(ering) – Butterfly Cinquain – December 4, 2015


a pond ..
coot a’swimmin
swift as a torpedo
wonderin’ what he finally found
two ducks
quacking, awakened in surprise
they too start a’swimmin
a dragon-fly
.. flies off

G.s.k. ‘15



A butterfly cinquain is a nine-line syllabic verse of the following pattern:  2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 2 / 8 / 6 / 4 / 2.

Jane Doughery Writes: Poetry challenge #8: Butterfly cinquain

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