Spirit Invasion. A garland cinquain collaboration

Spirit Invasion. A garland cinquain collaboration

There was a time we did not believe.
When mist was merely moisture,
And the distant rumble in the night,
Was but thunder from afar.
There was a time all shadows were bound to objects.
Shaped by light,
Afraid of darkness.

That time is no more.
Now we have seen
Now we have felt
And now we are aware
But so are they!

Ice cold
Back and forth those,
eyes hastily juggle
Cries of flocking bats, cut through pained-

They prowl lost caves
Tunneling beneath us
And the earth rumbles in disgust

defiant, that
swarm from quarters unknown.
Beyond the grey mountains rustle
Up wind

The veil
Nature’s facade
Ripped from valley to peak
Evil catching the scent of good!

The changing winds
Things, more than meets the eye
Red alleyways of serpentine-

Ice cold
They prowl lost caves
Swarm from quarters unknown
Evil catching the scent of good!

There was a time we did not believe.
When scratches beneath the bed were simply nightmares,
When sighs in the closet were just imagination,
When those we buried were gone forever.

That time is no more
The darkness is now sentient
And the light has sent its warriors
Too few
But the battle has began!

(Part 1 of 2) To be continued…

I hope you enjoy this latest collaboration;
Aishwarya did the bits in bold,
And I patched up with the rest.

To see more collaborations on my site, click HERE
And if you’d like to collaborate with me, email judekirya37@gmail.com

Please go on over and explore Aishwarya’s sight; Kittyverses

I’m craving your thoughts, let us know what you think.

This mist don’t scare us.

Also for Colleen’s syllabic challenge – synonyms for past and present.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

A garland cinquain is a combination of six cinquains, the last of which is comprised of a line from each of the five before.
Each cinquain has a syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2
Hope I explained that well.


Watch out for the January issue of THE SATURDAY SYMPHONY this weekend (now a monthly feature)

67 responses to “Spirit Invasion. A garland cinquain collaboration”

  1. A lovely collaboration indeed.

    I think the worst monsters are a combination of those we can’t as well as those we can see. You remind me of a comic we have here where a little boy offers different solutions to keep his closet monster in his closet. But often the Father Monster questions if his little monster will ever be able to follow in his footsteps.

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  2. I really like this! As someone who reads and writes fiction, loves nature and plays video games. You got me on several levels with this! 🙂 I also love learning new words and “Cinquain” is a new one for me. I’ve never been much into poetry until now and sudden I can’t stop writing Haikus. Ha, ha,ha. Well, I could always come up with worse addictions in a pandemic!

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    • Haha, yeah there are definitely worse addictions.
      Haiku really get me too, since I first discovered them, until I came across other syllabic poems like cinquains,Shadorma,etheree,tanka,…
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this. Look out for the final part 2🍁🧡☺️

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  3. You have so perfectly penned it. I must appreciate the way you have delinated your thoughts. Just great!!
    But hey! I am a new blogger and this will surely inspire me a ton. I have started my blogging page on positivity and motivation. It will mean world to me if you pay a vist!
    I will be eagerly waiting for your feedbacks and if you like then shower some love .
    Thank you and have a great day!


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