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My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Today's Prompt is Didactic cinquain

The didactic cinquain is also closely related to the Crapsey cinquain. It is an informal cinquain widely taught in elementary schools and has been featured in, and popularized by, children's media resources, including Junie B. Jones and PBS Kids. This form is also embraced by young adults and older poets for its expressive simplicity. The prescriptions of this type of cinquain refer to word count, not syllables and stresses. Ordinarily, the first line is a one-word title, the subject of the poem; the second line is a pair of adjectives describing that title; the third line is a three word phrase that gives more information about the subject; the fourth line consists of four words describing feelings related to that subject; and the fifth line is a single word synonym or other reference for the subject from line one.
The form of the didactic cinquain can be seen in the following untitled poem by Aaron Toleos:[1]
Helpful, caring
Loves to garden
Excitable, likes satisfying people

So here we go... any subject


colorful, brilliant
she changes daily
lost to Winter's grip


One Stop Poetry Form Monday – Ballads

One Stop Poetry Form Monday – Ballads

The Ballad of T.T.Thomas

He was born in a big red barn
with the hay and the cows
where he shared his daily meals
with siblings and the sows

Each day he gained new confidence
his girth widely did grow
soon came the Autumn time
when his purpose did show

The farmer took him to the shed
a frightened little beast
and when he brought him back out
T.T. Thomas was a feast

Here lies T.T. Thomas
he toiled in the garden all day
and because he was only a turkey
we ate him on Thanksgiving day.

We loved The Turkey Thomas
how tender and juicy was he
now our only concern is
what Christmas dinner will be.

LOL  Had fun AGAIN !!!

Today's Prompt is Garland cinquain

Garland cinquain is a series of six cinquains in which the last is formed of lines from the preceding five, typically line one from stanza one, line two from stanza two, and so on.
Any subject... have fun !!! OURS IS...

my quite time
a kiss, a hug, mug of
coffee, computer, poetry
My life

My fun
reading my friends
laughing, loving, living,
learning new ways to write my words

following me
and following you too
what will we write of on this day

arousing words
to penetrate the heart
Sharing my inner most secrets
with you

showing the love
that beats so true in you
I write daily about these things
for you

reading my friends
and following you too
Sharing my inner most secrets
for you

WOW that was a bit of a challenge !
hope you have fun