© Lisa Fox, Felt Mansion
mornings I look
from my bedroom window,
the pond’s still surface a mirror
along the edge.
My fingers remember
being dirty, planting the urns,
bright in the summer sun,
when the world was full of colored
brocade, I blend
into arbor vitae;
if you look just right, you’ll see me.
from happy yesterdays;
swallows skim along rippling glass
along the edge
bright in the summer sun
if you look just right, you’ll see me
This is my first attempt at a Garland Cinquain. Garland cinquain are a titled series of six cinquains in which the last is formed of lines from the preceding five, typically line one from stanza one, line two from stanza two, and so on.
Felt Mansion was built by Mr. Dorr Felt for his wife Agnes and it took three years to complete. Sadly, Agnes passed away only six weeks after they moved into the home. Her second floor bedroom window looks over the pond.
Colleen Chesebro is the host of Tanka Tuesday. Colleen says:
Lisa said she took this image at the Felt Mansion (western Michigan) in 2020. With Halloween just around the corner, the stark imagery in this photo sets a mood. Let’s see if you can capture the mood in your syllabic poetry. Use the photo as your inspiration!