Roots, a Cinquain (April 5, 2013)
April 5, 2013 § Leave a comment
You might think that an open prompt, like “write a cinquain” is the best possible place to start. For me, it’s like being forced to dive off the edge of a Hawaiian cliff, wearing a blindfold. It’s having to choose the right spice from a rack that offers a hundred different choices. Too much, too wide.
I had started this month thinking I would use nature as a theme (this hasn’t worked out so far, unless you count the sea and a cockroach) so I went back to it for this, working to combine nature with a particular emotion.
Roots, a Cinquain
of the willow
measure the delicate
depth of the heart that holds us close