C is for CLAYART and Cinquain

It is Day 3, letter C, of the A to Z Challenge!

  Here is the MASTER LIST of ALL participants who signed up for the #AtoZchallenge 2018!

Today, my inspiration vanity plate - CLAYART:

Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey. For further information, please read this article on Cinquain from the SP Quill Quarterly Magazine written by Deborah P. Kolodji.

Another form, sometimes used by school teachers to teach grammar is as follows.  It can result in  a stilted poem as it is taught in many schools, but it shouldn't be.

Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Description of Noun
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling or Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun


Cold clay
Resists cupped palms
Stroking, molding, pushing,
Coercing ruddy earth into
Warm mug.
by Donna JT Smith, 2018


Extra plates I came across this year:



  1. A great outline for writing it, and it sounds good, pleasant to the ear. Interesting. Thank you.

  2. Again very informative and interesting. Keep it up!

  3. I enjoyed your post today. A nice poetr format., short and sweet. Visiting from
    If I Only Had A Time Machine

  4. I actually figured out all of the license plates today! Thank you for the outline for writing that type of poetry.
    Once Upon a Time

  5. Interesting. Had not known of this style before today. Keep it up! Good luck for the rest of the challenge!

  6. This is a new style for me and I love it and I really enjoyed your example

  7. Love the opposites in the first and last lines!

  8. Lovely poetry, I too like this form of poetry makes us convey so much in few words.

    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts


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