An Autumn Cinqku.

This month Kat Myrman is writing a Cinqku a day. I read her first two on loved them so I am going to try one now.

“A cinqku must always have 5 lines and a perfect seventeen-syllable count. The lines typically follow a 2,3,4,6,2 format. There is no title requirement on the second line. As for syntax and diction styles, it follows the free Tanka style originally. There are no metric requirements for a cinqku poem. Additionally, the final line must contain a cinquain or kireji turn for emphasis.

Leaves fall

Days grow short

Food is gathered

The nights grow longer

Ready for renewal


26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kat Myrman
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 09:56:42

    Wonderful! I think you mastered the Cinqku with perfection! My favorite season btw. I am so over summer!!! 😉❤️💜❤️


  2. kevin cooper
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 13:39:28

    Very nice. 🙂


  3. Ben Naga
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 14:43:33


    Just memories
    Climb on to school’s treadmill
    Heigh ho


  4. Ritu
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 15:17:37

    Beautiful! ❤


  5. Dale
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 17:34:32

    But you add a description, specifying 5 lines, yet you gave us 6. I’m trying to learn all sorts of “rules and regs” of various styles of poetry
    You’re testing me, right?


  6. noelleg44
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 21:09:44

    I’ve never heard of cinqku but this is a beautiful piece of expression.


  7. robertawrites235681907
    Sep 04, 2019 @ 09:54:39

    This is so pretty, Willow.


  8. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Sep 07, 2019 @ 01:27:21

    Lovely! Well done, Willow. ❤


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