singing in rain cinquain

Cinquain is a 5-line poem with a pattern of 2-4-6-8-2 syllables. The Weekend Writing Challenge is to include these words: spring, blossom, bud, nature, bloom.


trees bud

spring rains softly

nature’s fresh bloom of praise

hungry bunny nibbles crocus




what is truth?



when Pilate was

looking truth in the face,

he questioned and crucified him

…like us



ungrateful dead



in wilderness

will dig graves of craving

in Hebrew: Kibroth-hattaavah

a plague


A cinquain based on Numbers 11


poetic form re-defined


five-line poem;
twenty-two syllables
laid out two, four, six, eight, then two

-Tony Maude


just messing around with cinquain form:

sin-quain poem

snarky malarky

odd syllabification

count: three, five, seven, nine; then three more

not a sin  🙂


Tony came up with this same breaking of the form on d’Verse!

See my other Jan.23  post, “Don’t taste the slush” for another sample of this modified form…

Cinquain (to stay cool by)


Frames strap on boots

Tracking soft drifts of snow

Quiet peaceful trails in winter

Big Foot