Short Form Poetry

Writing short form poetry produces finished poems quickly while working on longer poems that take multiple edits. They are also good for therapy: when you are down-in-the-dumps, a quick impromptu haiku works wonders to remind of God’s beautiful nature, a healing force.

Cinquains are close in form to the tanka. The five line stanza has a syllable count of 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.

Some view dandelions as weeds, I don’t.


sun, it's scent left
imprint under my nose.
Chain two four six eight and tie two

Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act. Don’t be envious of evil men who prosper.

Psalms 37:7 TLB

Have a blessed weekend!