Rainbow Roof: A French Cinquain*


Rainbow Roof: A French Cinquain*

Eight colors live inside our home–
dad’s strong blue while mom’s bright yellow
six siblings have diff’rent dye-tones.
Our roof serves as our own rainbow
where God’s faithful love lives and glow.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Abigail Keenan

In response to Daily Post: Colorful and Napowrimo Day 2.


Today, I challenge you to write a poem that takes the form of a family portrait. You could write, for example, a stanza for each member of your family.

*French Cinquain

The Traditional French Cinquain in the style of Victor Hugo is:

  • in English most often written in iambic tetrameter but can also be written in iambic pentameter.
  • stanzaic, written in any number of cinquains. (5 line stanzas)
  • rhymed with varying rhyme schemes, most often ababb, or abaab or abccb.


49 thoughts on “Rainbow Roof: A French Cinquain*”

  1. I love how well you have constructed this poem dear Rosema! The whole rainbow coming together in perfect harmony to beautify the sky!
    Absolutely adorable 🙂

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  2. Rainbows are beautiful and always has me smiling. Your lovely poem has just made rainbows and me even cheerier. I have never read such a happy and colourful take on rainbows 🙂 Love it ❤

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