Friday, April 5, 2013

PAD Day 5

Today's poem is short, which is just as well, because I'm finally starting my income tax return. (Call me Mr. Procrastinator, but since I end up underpaying every year, I'm in no hurry to remit to Uncle Sam till the last minute.)  Anyway, today's prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo fit together very nicely - they are:  (1) write a "plus" poem (however you wish to interpret that), and (2) write a cinquain.  For those of you who don't know, a cinquain is a short poem of five lines, with the following syllablic count on each line: 2,4,6,8,2. According to Elizabeth Bodien at the NaPoWriMo blog, it should also have alternating stressed and unstressed syllables, so that line one has one stress, line two has two, etc. So without further ado, here's my "plus cinquain":



sun plus
warm equals melt
melt plus soil equals green
green plus rain plus flowers equals
April


Today is the first really spring-like day we've had here in South Jersey since it began about two weeks ago, so you might say this one is rather timely. And here's a bonus cinquain on the subject of "plus":



Note to Self

Plus-size,
double-ex-ell,
Big and Tall department -
is that a sportcoat or a tent?
Diet!

1 comment:

Kelly Fineman said...

LOVE this! Both of them were great, in fact - good job, you. (I've written a handful of cinquains in the past, and really enjoy them. The good ones are magical, and don't feel like a formula - and you've written two good ones!)