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.”
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