John Mackenzie celebrating the 5th month with a 5-line poetic form, the cinquain, with links explaining the form and related forms.
And so I went walking with the idea rolling around, and found that the magnolias are finally blooming here. Ended up by the harbour where I managed to get the cormorant poem I’ve been wanting to write forever.
Now, who knows? Since May is the fifth month, I may make it Cinquain Month here at Mumbling Jack.
Two Cinquains To Open May
1. May First
buds are cracking open
at last, a slow blush of petals
2. And at the Harbour
hunger skims blue water
on a cormorant’s black wings, long