Writingdesk . Cinquain.

   Colleen Chesebro of Fairy Whisperer suggested we try writing a cinquain this morning on her blog here . I also saw that Jane Dougherty had also put out a ‘Sort of  Challenge’ calling it  Surroundings. 

Well I thought why not combine the two.  I have used Jane’s photo of her desk. A place for putting things  but using a little poetic licence I have attempted a cinquain. The word count is not correct but the syllables are. Forgive I am learning. 

You can join in both challengs I have enclosed the links above. So thanks to Colleen and Jane here is my effort.


                    Jane’s desk

     For dreaming and planning

      Flotsum and jetsum of her life.

                       Safe haven.


30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Dougherty
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 10:32:51

    Thanks for sending this one, Willow. It’s bringing tears to my eyes. I’ve moved this last week and that desk is god knows where now. In the attic probably because there isn’t room for furniture and boxes in the new (old) house πŸ™‚


  2. Ritu
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 11:12:54

    Good call sis!


  3. Colleen Chesebro
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 15:21:10

    Great cinquain. Remember we are all learning here. ❀ Do you like the way your creativity flowed using this form? I was surprised at how energized my choice of words were. The shape is pleasing to the eye, too. Great job. ❀


  4. micketalbot
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 23:02:19

    ……………………a curve of life
    …………………acquiring intaking
    …….knowledge that can improve all life


    • willowdot21
      Sep 30, 2017 @ 06:28:59

      Lovely πŸ’œ but like me you have the correct number of syllables but the word count is too high or have I got it wrong either way I love this reply! πŸ’—πŸ’œ


      • micketalbot
        Sep 30, 2017 @ 06:59:51

        Apparently there are variations, but the modern is based on word count, plus a bit more as in words of a certain type:
        Line 1 has one word (the title).
        Line 2 has two words that describe the title.
        Line 3 has three words that tell the action.
        Line 4 has four words that express the feeling
        Line 5 has one word which recalls the title.
        Whereas the traditional is based purely on syllables, but, and there are some, check these 2 examples:

        casting shadows
        over weary soldiers,
        threaten to cry heavy buckets
        of tears.
        Poetry Β© Copyright Suzanne Honour 2002-2003

        or not guilty
        past convictions frustrate
        the judge who wonders should your fate

        Leo McGarry

        Loads of buts, eh?

      • willowdot21
        Sep 30, 2017 @ 11:41:16

        Very interesting I shall have to practice , thanks for the info 😊

  5. Betty Hayes Albright
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 23:24:50

    Willow, I really like that fourth line – β€œflotsum and jetsum of her life”! πŸ€—


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  8. Lynz Real Cooking
    Sep 30, 2017 @ 18:01:45

    Nice willow!


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