Sequestered Dreams (A Garland Cinquain)

Colleen’s weekly challenge photo prompt:

Image by Sally Cronin @ WordPress

Ashore
Dreams lost at sea
Woven within secrets
Bound by duty, threaded in fear
Marooned

Yonder
Beyond spiked rocks
Across the everglades
Hope’s meadow blooms resplendent
Waiting

Unseen
Drenched beneath waves
A pebbled myriad –
paves the way to lush frondescence
Disguised

High tide
Seeking to drown
But spraying pearls instead
Adorns the path to happiness
To peace

My dreams
Lie discarded
And yet they call to me
From shores of possibility
Unfound

Ashore
Beyond spiked rocks
A pebbled myriad –
adorns the path to happiness
Unfound


It’s never too late to follow your dreams


For Colleen’s photo prompt this week, I wrote a garland Cinquain.
This is a combination of six cinquains
Each stands alone,
But together they form one whole.

Its deeper beauty comes in the final 6th cinquain, that is;
Line1 from line1 of the 1st cinquain.
Line2 from line2 of the 2nd cinquain… and so on…
Until line5 from line5 of the 5th cinquain.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed crafting it.

Stay safe, and keep chasing those dreams.

60 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved your cinquain. I loved them on their own and as a whole ❤️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Shweta. I’m glad you enjoyed these❤️

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      1. It’s my pleasure 🙂

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  2. Era says:

    Amazing!!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Era❤️💛

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      1. Era says:

        You’re most welcome 😊

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  3. mariamichaela says:

    I imagined the sea. I imagined a dream coming true. I could picture this as I read it.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad this had such beautiful effects. It’s really why I was writing it. Thank you so much Michaela

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  4. Single or woven together, your garland of words bring out a distinct fragrance and imagery Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      This is exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much Radhika 🌸. I’m grateful Mon Ami 💛🌼

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  5. Hi Jude. Your cinquain started sombre, had beautifully crafted positive gems in the middle and ended on a sombre note. Really lovely.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you appreciate this Kim. Crafting it was quite the challenge for me. Thank you my friend ❤️🌷

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  6. Perfection. Bravo.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Gabriella. Thank you so much Mon Ami 🌷🌷🌸

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      1. c’est mon plaisir mon cher ami
        xoxo

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      2. judeitakali says:

        ooh the French tingles very pleasantly. Merci Gabriella 🌼

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  7. s.s. says:

    I like … Seeking to drown but spraying pearls instead. A Visual Cinquain!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I really wanted it to be visual and metaphoric. Sometimes while people/circumstances are trying to bring us down, they actually show us exactly what we need to do

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      1. s.s. says:

        So true. Nicely worded.

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  8. Jay Bleu says:

    Skill and Emotion B)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Wow, that’s high praise. I’m so grateful Jay🙏🏾

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      1. Jay Bleu says:

        You’re welcome!

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  9. Fabulous garland cinquain Jude.. a challenge to write but you made it look easy.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad it feels good and easy, it was really a challenge

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      1. I know.. I have to be feeling very serene to attempt one lol..

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I really get you. Last night when I did it, I had Enya playing in the background

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  10. justcalmwildness says:

    The sea and the dreams🧡🧡 I think I now have another vision of how my dreams look like now. I love this. Great read as always.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jackie. I saved your latest posts. I’ll be over to read later 💛

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  11. memadtwo says:

    This is such a challenging form! And yours flows so well, like the sea. There are always shores of possibility. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you K. It means alot that you like this

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  12. mariamichaela says:

    Always a pleasure. 😊

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  13. Jules says:

    I have always enjoyed water… Lucky to live by a creek.
    I do have a dream of living by an ocean ~ to step out (maybe not so close for flooding or bad weather…) but to be able to walk a beach at any time. Vacations will have to do for now… at least the dream of vacations anyway 😉

    Colleen had another challenging form… a Kindku. ‘All forgiven in a day… July 20, 2020.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah the oceanside seems dreamy. I saw Colleen’s kindhu post, I was trembling just reading the instructions

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      1. Jules says:

        Like found poetry… not really a form, well the later parts that I enjoy. The syllable count is interesting and the idea. But I don’t like hunting for pre-existing words in book titles, other poems or even the newspaper. But then I am rarely at a loss to write about something, as pretty much everything inspires me. Another foil for me is sonnets and forced rhymes.

        Just because the mountain is there doesn’t mean we have to climb it 😉 Sometimes a nice walk around it is good to 😀

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Sonnets are a classic, perhaps they should be conserved the way they are. I have used the form to write free verse poetry at times though

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  14. Beautiful cinquain and sentiments. I created one a few weeks ago and enjoyed the challenge.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for appreciating

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  15. Elizabeth says:

    I really enjoyed it, I like the connection with dreams! Well done!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      This means so much. Thank you Elizabeth. ❤️🌼🌷

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  16. michnavs says:

    I adore this Jude💞💞

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle 💕🌷

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      1. michnavs says:

        ❤🌻🌻

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  17. merrildsmith says:

    Nicely done, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Merrill 🌼🌸

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re very welcome!

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  18. Jude, this is amazing! I love the connections you made with each stanza. I loved this stanza:

    High tide
    Seeking to drown
    But spraying pearls instead
    Adorns the path to happiness
    To peace

    I’ve got to add this one to my book. It is pure brilliance! ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen.
      I’m glad you like that stanza. Yes, sometimes what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger and shows us the right path.
      I’m honoured you’re considering this for your book. I hope it’s not too late, but if it is, I’ll take the thought 💕💕❤️🌼

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      1. Nope, I’ve added it! This is so good! ❤️

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you so much my friend ❤️

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  19. PoojaG says:

    I love how you put dreams and the sea together- I would never have thought of that!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      That’s high praise from you Pooja, you’re so creative 🌸

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      1. PoojaG says:

        You’re just as creative trust me!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        🌸🌷💕

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  20. Marsha says:

    Jude, that is gorgeous. Your imagination, word craft ,and vocabulary are superb. I love it. 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you so much. I’m really glad you appreciate this

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