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
Jimi’s b’day – Phylor’s Blog
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.