Cinqku #10-11

thunder
rumbling
in the distance
gray clouds heavy with rain
brooding
hov’ring
just above
the trees, the moon
adorned in golden mist
fading

~kat


A cinqku must always have 5 lines and a perfect seventeen-syllable count. The lines typically follow a 2,3,4,6,2 format. There is no title requirement on the second line. As for syntax and diction styles, it follows the free Tanka style originally. There are no metric requirements for a cinqku poem. Additionally, the final line must contain a cinquain or kireji turn for emphasis. 


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