“Sultry Summer Nights,” A Butterfly Cinquain

Life is likea cup of tea

This week for my Weekly Poetry Challenge, I decided to get creative. I used “hex” for the word, bewitch, and “jewel” for the word, treasure.

Love poetry can be the most fulfilling type of poetry to write. No matter how many syllables, love and passion always find expression. I like dabbling with illusionary words. Less is more. Let your imagination fill in the blanks.

Butterfly Cinquains have a magnificent rhythm due to their syllable structure: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, 8, 6, 4, 2. I like the use of punctuation because I like the way it guides the poet’s voice.

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“Sultry Summer Nights”

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sultry,
summer night dreams
twisted sheets foretelling
a hex upon my soul’s desire.
I wait—
as the jewel’s fire heats the blood
exploding in pleasure,
my thoughts of you
sated.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

Fairy orange wings Learn the unique butterfly cinquain form. Have fun and write some poetry! ❤

23 comments

  1. PRAYER FOR LOVE AND UNITY BY CHINA ALEXANDRIA
    Joseph wore a coat of many colours, Jesus wore a crown fit for a king
    When evil comes it doesn’t raise a banner, evil will not harm us hear us sing.
    WE ARE UNITED, WE ARE AS ONE, YOU WILL NOT HARM US YOU DO NOT BELONG.

    ONE GOD, ONE LOVE CHINA

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  2. My poetry has always been so free. I don’t know anything about structured poems. Funny, the one aspect of writing I have not delved into, but poetry was just always there for me and song lyrics with hooks and verses, the refrain and chorus, the bridge were dominant.
    The hex of life is upon us
    Don’t be afraid, don’t rush
    The jewel of life is laid upon us
    Embellish, crystalize your feelings
    Worship and immerse yourself in erotic reeling
    Be free, see what is before you, and rejoice!
    Such is our nature; giving and receiving in a raw, luscious choice…

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    1. How gorgeous! Structured syllable poetry appeals to the accountant part of my brain. It’s easy to write if you count the syllables with the help of a counter. The brevity of words makes your word choice so important. Using synonyms for the prompt words gives you some control. I’m convinced that you use a different part of your brain when writing this kind of poetry. You know like math! 😍❤️

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