Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Strange Coincidence calls for a Cinquain

“Holiday Traditions” Theme/Prompt

After Christmas, one traditional custom awaits the Feast of the Three Kings, always on Jan. 6. The Wise men who brought gifts for the Christ Child, Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. This Feast Day is called The Epiphany.

This year, on Jan. 6 Congress counts the electoral votes Congress meets in joint session to count the electoral votes. As President of the Senate, the vice president presides over the count and announces the results of the Electoral College vote. 

My Cinquain below represents this strange coincidence. 

Magi
Epiphany
Three Wise Men Tradition
election — selection — ruling
Jan.6

 

#FOWC, Photo Challenge, Word Prompts

Today, my Birthday #FOWC

May 18, 2020, and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC) designed for me — PHOTOGRAPH  Photo of my wedding and one of myself and baby number one.

Since today is special to me, I composed a little poem, added a few photographs — thank you Fandango for the inspiration!  EIGHTY YEARS OLD todayme

Cinquains poetry
At the most basic level, a cinquain is a five-line poem or stanza. The poem has one topic, and the details describe the topic’s actions and feelings. They have 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in the third, 8 in the fourth line, and just 2 in the last line.

Birthday
Today in May
Thinking of my mother
Her joy and happiness for me
Person