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.
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.