~ Breakfast ~



Savory, Sweet
Meal of Champions
Meditative Start of Day


“The didactic cinquain is an informal cinquain. It is embraced for its expressive simplicity. There are four ways to write cinquain poems, based on words or syllables, and within that the types of words used.

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.”

Reference: Wikipedia 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinquain and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didactic_cinquain

Image: At Breakfast by Lauritz Ring

This is my first attempt at a “didactic cinquain”. I am relieved to note the characteristics are “informal”. This provides me a gentle initiation into this new genre of poetry with less pressure.

© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

CloakedMonk’s MarchChallenge prompt – BREAKFAST


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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18 Responses to ~ Breakfast ~

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  2. trisha says:

    beautiful post becca, you can add a splendid charm to every day things. 🙂



  3. cloakedmonk says:

    I love cinquains! And meal of champions taps into all those memories of Wheaties commercials. Very enjoyable.


    • Becca Givens says:

      😉 … although it probably took me longer than it should … I am glad I chose cinquain for this prompt.
      I agree with you regarding “meal of champions” … it does evoke memories … I can still hear and see those commercials from years gone by!


  4. Pat Cegan says:

    Well done on the form, Becca. The poem is lovely and the picture perfect for it. Well worth your time and effort! hugs, pat


  5. jennirey says:

    Bravo at your Cinquain.. it is awesome.


    • Becca Givens says:

      Awww, thank you … if only you knew how long it took me to compose it 🙂 … there are so many explanations of the variations are out there … next time should be easier! Thank you for stopping by ~becca


  6. Jingle says:


    you did well on this new poetry forum.


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  8. Sounds really interesting…I’ve never tried cinquains too
    Good work Becca!


  9. earlybird says:

    Definitely ‘a meal of champions’!

    ‘We are the champions…’


  10. Lovely. I’ve never tried cinquains. They sound interesting. Hmmmm.


    • Becca Givens says:

      This was my first try … a bit exasperating at the time … nonetheless, I may persue the style further! There are several descriptions of the varieties. Good luck if you try … but with your quick wit at limericks … it should be a breeze for you! 😉


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