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NaPoWriMo Day 5

April 5, 2013

NaPoWriMo Badge


It’s time.
My purpose calls.
There’s laundry to be done
While words and music wait inside
On pause.

by Cheryl Crockett

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This is the Day 5 Challenge as it appears on

“…I challenge you to write a cinquain on this, the fifth day of NaPoWriMo. A cinquain is a poem that employs stanzas with five lines. Each line has a certain number of accented or stressed syllables, and a certain number of overall syllables per line. In the “American” cinquain, a form invented by a woman with the highly unfortunate name of Adelaide Crapsey, the number of stresses per line is 1-2-3-4-1, and the number of syllables is 2-4-6-8-2. So the first line would have two syllables, one stressed and one unstressed. The second line would have four syllables, two of which are stressed, and so on. This kind of accent/syllabic verse can be a bit frustrating at first, but it’s useful for learning to sharpen up your language!”

My daily haiku is below. I decided to post both poetic projects together.

Haiku #93

Back yard tidy-up
Preparing for secadas
When will I hear them?

by Cheryl Crockett

See Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku 2013