grizzled heron gazes,
lifts one foot, takes a giant step,
After reading Molly Hogan's post about the cinquain last week, I decided to try out it out. On Twitter I started following Alex Price, who has a daily cinquain prompt. Tinkering with the form—five lines with a 2-4-6-8-2 syllable scheme—and thinking about the exact words to use was challenging and fun. Somehow Alex's prompt for "phase" turned into "gaze," and, voilà!
The Poetry Friday roundup for January 20, 2023, takes place at Marcie Flinchum Atkins' blog.
Photo by Susan Thomsen, Connecticut, 2019. Blue heron art by Kevin Costa.