I am one who enjoys reading as I eat. I love going to restaurants and having a quiet time reading as I eat. The other day it was raining, and I ran out of the house without my phone, but no bother – I had my Kindle. In the effort to get inside without getting soaked I juggled my purse, umbrella, jacket, and cane – and left the Kindle in the car by mistake. As I sat in the booth looking out at my car and the rain, I realized I had nothing to read and worse, not a scrap of paper to write on. I contemplated my dilemma. I sat there and thought what I could do? Nothing to even write on! Oh, that wasn’t quite correct. Around the napkin was a small white wrapper. I smiled and set about to write a poem on the little paper.
In my writing group, we have been discussing different types of poetry. One of these is the Cinquain. It consists of five lines in this order:
Line One and Line Five: 2 syllables
Line Two: 4 syllables
Line Three: 6 syllables
Line Four: 8 syllables
The fruits of my effort are below. I hope you like it.
At home charging
Unattached to me
No instant news, No Calls, No Texts
What is your favorite type of poem to write? Have you ever tried a Cinquain? Share below in the comments if you have.