Cinquains are everywhere lately! They’re a fun, simple form that can pack a big punch. Check out Kelly Fineman’s Kid Magazine Writers — Meter Readers column on cinquains! I learned some new things reading her column.
Here’s a cinquain from my book, Fuzzy-Fast Blur: Poems About Pets (Capstone 2008), which I blogged about here.
Perfect Pocket Pet
no smelly, icky chores
no running away–it’s all yours!
–Laura Purdie Salas
And the Poetry Challenge this week at The Miss Rumphius Effect is an odd cinquain, so after you acquaint yourself with the basic rules, try that variation. My odd cinquain is part of this week’s 15 Words or Less game.
Try a cinquain today, regular or odd, and have a good time with it!
The Poetry Friday roundup is at Check It Out. So…um…check it out!