Before I get into this week’s challenge, I want to post links to the two poems that arrived too late to be included in the Cleave Poetry roundup.
this one from Phylor via Bastet
And the Elusive Trope. Playing hard to get, or just writing a masterpiece, I’ll let you judge.
Two-Dimensional | Elusive Trope
This week’s challenge is a form we used a while ago and I’m trotting it out again because
1) I haven’t had time to winkle out another new form that doesn’t have a complex rhyming scheme.
2) I saw that it was used as a prompt for NaPoWriMo yesterday so it’s been on my mind.
The rules for the cinquain are here in case you’ve forgotten. As an extra prop/challenge/torture, however you choose to look at it, I’d also like you to include at least one of the following assortment of words:
Fly, lightning, verdant, unfurl, softly.
Here are a couple of cinquains to illustrate the different methods.
Black cloud anger,
Silvers the hushed darkness.
We wait with bated breath for the
Illuminating the darkness,
Spear-bright, chasing sacred shadows,
Please try out the cinquain again and post your links in the comments. Deadline next Monday night my time. I live at the centre of the universe, of course, so you’ll have to work out for yourselves where you are.
38 thoughts on “Poetry challenge #25: Cinquain”
Lovely, I wait with bated breath, counting 1001, 1002 etc. to see how far the lightning is.
I bet that’s why primitive man learned to count!
Hi Jane, here’s my take…
Here’s my offering:
Here’s mine. https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/the-raven-flies/
Worked on a few for this week’s challenge.
Now, Kat, I’m going to send you back to your seat with a clean sheet of paper and ask you to write some more using a word or two from the prompt list. Otherwise no chocolate 🙂
Oops!!! I completely missed that part! My Gemini mind chasing after butterflies again!
A very good excuse to get you to write some more 🙂
I humbly accept my “punishment” for having drifted from the assignment. More to come! 😊
That’s okay. Just don’t do it again 🙂
This form seems to lend itself to birds…
Hello all, here is my entry. This was fun, interesting and my first cinquan. And that twist, oh that twist. It sent me on an excursion from the ocean to the fields.:) Hope you like it..
That’s exactly what I did like about it! Funny, that’s just what I said in the comment I’ve left on your blog 🙂
Ha, ha that is so cool!
Hi Jane, one more take
I had to work for a while on this one:
Here is a proper Cinquain Jane, that includes the prompt words. 🙂 Peace! – kat
A little late to the party, but here’s mine.
In case my pingback doesn’t work (which it doesn’t seem to be at the moment), here is my entry for the week: Hooyah http://bit.ly/1SnvQOQ
I don’t think I can cope with any more sadness today.
That bad or have I just poured it on today?
Not just you. And I feel sad about the blackbirds anyway. Found a third dead chick this morning.