Cinqku, Ruby.

Guide Dog

Retired Ruby

Brightens my world

She lifts my spirits she

Sees all.

***********

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.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ben Naga
    Sep 06, 2019 @ 15:44:34

    From last night. Not posted as yet. (Apart from here and now. 😉 )

    À LA McLUHAN

    Writing
    In white ink
    On white paper
    Made what she had to say
    Quite clear

    Reply

  2. robertawrites235681907
    Sep 06, 2019 @ 16:05:46

    This is lovely, Willow.

    Reply

  3. Dale
    Sep 06, 2019 @ 16:09:29

    On a mission, eh?
    Love it!

    Reply

  4. Jane Dougherty
    Sep 06, 2019 @ 16:32:55

    Good juxtaposition—the blind dog that sees all.

    Reply

  5. Ritu
    Sep 06, 2019 @ 17:08:03

    So lovely 🥰

    Reply

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