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Monday, November 17, 2014

Thanksgiving Cinquain

for Thanksgiving
roasted a golden brown,
family and friends gather to
give thanks.

   I had trouble with the eight syllable line.  I kept counting family as two syllables on one count then three in the next.  I finally had to look up the proper pronunciation of family.  Simple, right?  But, it just goes to show you, it never hurts to double check on syllabic forms.  The cinquain has two syllables in the first line, four, six, eight, and two syllables in the next lines, making a five line poem.  Can you try writing your own cinquain today?  Have fun writing.


  1. Joy,
    Family joins to give thanks and to pig out. Something's wrong with the entrée in this statement. Maybe we should eat pork loin or pork chops, sausage, or other pork products. ;)

  2. A true Southern girl, but North Carolina is one of the largest turkey producing states. Just ask your politicians. You're making me hungry for pulled pork.

    1. Yes, turkey farms are big here! Pulled pork is good too!