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.
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Photo credit: Abigail Keenan
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.
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.