Poetry challenge cinquain: the entries

Here are the entries for the cinquain challenge in order of reception. There were a couple of recurring themes this week—birds, especially big birds, and peace after the storm or the struggle. A great combination that brought a series of poems that surprised me with their subtlety. You can all give yourselves a big pat on the back 🙂

Sri with a couple of poems on the storm theme. I particularly liked the second one and the way she listens to the gentler sounds of the rain.

https://srisudhak.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/cinaquin-of-nine-waves/

https://srisudhak.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/as-we-fly/

 

Kim from North Norfolk. Like Kat’s raptor poem (I realise I’m taking these in reverse order), this one starts with a bang and ends with a sigh. Very effective in such a short poem.

End of the Storm – writing in north norfolk

 

Merril with a couple of raven poems to make you love the big black carrion birds. The tender antidote to The Crow’s poems 🙂

The Raven Flies | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

 

Kat Myrman with a couple of lovely cinquains

Memories/Rain – A Few Cinquain | like mercury colliding…

then another one after she’d read the rules 🙂 This last one I especially like as it swoops from terror-inspiring to gentle nesting bird.

Cinquain Part 2 | like mercury colliding…

 

Kerfe with word pictures and pictures of poems. Lovely! Beautiful avian artwork 🙂

Cardinals (Draw-a-Bird Day) | method two madness

 

Jennifer at Graceful Press with a gentle spring growth poem. One of my favourites.

Sunflower etc. | Graceful Press Poetry

 

Jazzytower with some terrific images that take in all the elements.

Brewing Storm Cinquain | thoughts and entanglements

 

Ken with a trio of poems concentrating on the aftermath of a storm and how it’s all just part of the natural cycle. Lovely imagery.

https://rivrvlogr.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/rainfall/

 

Elusive Trope. Love this one. A reminder of when winters really were cold.

Early Spring Concert | Elusive Trope

 

The Crow with a poem brilliant as usual but not so dark. To read over and over. Another of my favourites.

Poem 20160408

 

Janice with a couple of beautiful, hopeful poems I wish I’d received after Mr Todd’s to cheer me up a little.

Green shoots inspire hope for the future – Ontheland

 

Mr Todd with a terribly poignant poem

Hooyah… – A Flash of Fiction…

A great anthology again. Thank you! Tomorrow’s theme is sorted, for once, if only I can remember where I put the link…

 

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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