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




rose quote quadrille


Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.      ~Gertrude Stein



(photo by lynn)



love is a rose is a
rose is a tightly rolled
tender bud is a sweetly
opening blossom is a slow
unfurl of soft petaled glory is an
irresistible, heady fragrance
is a wilting passion ravishly
spent is a sharp thorn
prick to the heart


We’re smelling the roses at dVerse poetics and writing 44-word quadrilles!