Three-Day Coffee Cinquain Challenge — Day 1

I decided it’s time I wrote about coffee again, and I like to challenge myself to write about a common topic in an uncommon way. So I’ve decided to close out January with a 3-day challenge to myself to write a brand new coffee cinquain for the last 3 days of the month. And if any of my viewers would like to join the challenge, you are very welcome to do so. Just write your own coffee cinquain on your own site and hop over here and put the link to it in the Comment Window below. If you’re not familiar with cinquain, you can find an explanation on my poetry site at this link: Ahyoka/Cinquain.

So let’s get started with Day 1’s poem.

photo courtesy of Biea @

My day
Is starting right:
My coffee’s black and hot,
My cup entwined in happy leaves.


5 thoughts on “Three-Day Coffee Cinquain Challenge — Day 1

  1. Looks like a Christmas tree or a Pine Tree. May have to learn how to make one of those Cinquains. I need some trees in my yard for the birds to land in. πŸ™‚

  2. It’s true that it turns out to be that shape often if it’s centered on the page, but you can’t count on it. The number of syllables is strictly controlled, but the actual words and the number of letters in them can vary a great deal. Even the lines with just two syllables can be made up of a word with only 3 letters or two words with 6 or 7 letters each — and, of course, a space in between. So that changes the shape a lot. And, if you type it aligned to the left instead of centered, that makes a difference too. But give it a try. I have a good friend who loves the ones I write, and she said for over a year that she really wanted to write some, but she was afraid to try because she just didn’t think she could get it right. I kept telling her it is much easier than it sounds. Finally this year, she decided to just jump in and try to create one. She was so thrilled and surprised at how easy it was that she lay in bed that night making up about 6 more because she liked doing it so much she just couldn’t stop. πŸ™‚

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