Personally I found the concept of the cinquain a difficult one to get right. Syllable counting works fine, but trying to fit ideas into a set number of words is trickier. You all seemed to manage it though 🙂
Here are the results.
First in was Greg. I liked this one a lot.
Next was Ben Naga with two different forms, and very different styles.
OH DEAR, PATER’S VEXED AGAIN
What has she done this time?
What random act deemed faulty? Best
Made him grovel,
Forswear his faulty murderous
Next, with illustrations, was Kerfe of the memadtwo duo
if lightning, as
if combining brightness
and death. Revealing suddenly:
connecting regenerating transforming
healing poison hollow
Carol of writersdream sent in this peaceful cinquain
Ken (rivrvlogr) chose a magnificent Flemish painting to illustrate these moving cinquains
May seem to dry
To the unseeing eye
Grieving mother’s souls know only
Holds no sway
Tears dry not with
Doug the Elusive Trope’s contribution. I am trying, honest.
Assertive black feline
Subtly staking out territory
and it also ties in very neatly with this one from R.Todd, entitled
Tiny and light
Dancing on the cat’s nose
Who’s, coincidentally, named
He has been experimenting with cinquains for a while. You can read them all here
Then we had another poignant poem from thesecretkeeper
Someone else trying out the cinquain form for the first time, vronlacroix.
Thank you Veronica, it’s a beautiful small poem
Likewise Kat Myrman making it look so easy!
Three contributions from Janice Spina to wrap things up. Thanks Janice!
and this one
bleak killing chaos,
rise with courage, to seek
Thank you all. I hope you found this an enriching challenge. I know I did. Tomorrow, challenge #7 will be something (I think) of my own invention.