Cinquain: Brief shower

This is, I think, a cinquain. It’s for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge and the words not to use are Destiny & Challenge.

We’re dipping into a relatively cold patch and the météo keeps predicting ‘a few flakes’ of snow. So far we haven’t had any. This afternoon as I went to have a shower, the sky covered over. A few minutes into the shower, husband shouts ‘There’s white stuff coming out of the sky!’ By the time I’m out of the shower, the sun’s beaming down again and everything looks bright and…green. He swears it snowed.



soft as feathers,

struggling with the sun,

against the inevitable



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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.

14 thoughts on “Cinquain: Brief shower”

  1. Yes! I love it. It captures that moment in time and tells a story. Well done, Jane. We got a powdered sugar dusting this morning – more likely the ice fog rolled in and left us a tease of winter. LOL! ❤

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