I took a walk on a spring day so pleasant that the doors of perception swung open.
I went under a spell of vernal intoxication.
Grandfather and grandmother oaks seemed to say, "Good day, Dan!"
I listened to them for a long time and composed the following cinquain:
Trees Speak, a Cinquain
To those whose hearts
Are still enough to hear
Subsonic music, laconic
I invite you to join the fun of composing Cinquain poetry.
Try it, you may like it.
A Cinquain is a 5-line poetic form inspired by Haiku and Tanka but adapted to English by the American poet Adelaide Crapsey. Cinquain poetry has achieved a following over the years. In its basic form, a Cinquain's five lines display a syllabic count of 2-4-6-8-2.