Poet Colleen Chesebro has another great prompt for interested writers. Since September, her focus has been on the seasons. Contributors work from a list of seasonal words or phrases to create their poem. It's been and is an incredibly rich journey.
Today I've sidestepped a bit from the traditional seasonal poem to focus on a matter of the heart. Our world is in great turmoil and my tears reach out to all those who are suffering - especially our brothers and sisters in Israel and Palestine. My poem reflects on their despair.
I've used one of the suggested phrase prompts (weathered tips of leaves) as a means of capturing the current situation within a season that is barely recognizable in that locale.
I've chosen the Butterfly Cinquain for my poem. This form has nine lines and the syllabic pattern is 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2. I hope you find it meaningful.