Words to live by, golden lesson true,
Came unexpected; dousing lies, casting aside
her wicked, evil spell; her ungodly cauldron brew;
‘mid bursting night-sky flares. Truth will abide:
“Let your conscience be your guide!“
I wrote this cinquain*(see below), my first endeavor to master this poetic form, in response to this week’s Studio 30+ prompt: OPTION 1- ATM……..OPTION 2- LIES
My inspiration was the “Wishes” Fireworks display at Disney World last week. Following a theme of goodness, at risk of being overturn by evil (“Night on Bald Mountain), eventually being saved, in the nick of time, by Jimminy Cricket and his words of wisdom, “Let your conscience be your guide!” and the Grand Finale: “When you Wish Upon a Star”.
“See what a little wishing can do?”
*Poetic Form: Cinquain
The cinquain, also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines. Examples of cinquains can be found in many European languages, and the origin of the form dates back to medieval French poetry.
The most common cinquains in English follow a rhyme scheme of ababb, abaab or abccb. (Ref: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5775)