Here I am, in a rush, up to my eyeballs in suitcases, backpacks, clothes for different climates (surely, however, there will be lifejackets in our cabin?) but wanting to contribute to one last Real Toads challenge before we head off tomorrow.
|Marian Kent photos|
This might be our most exciting adventure yet, crossing the Atlantic by ship in February, although a nice young lady named Gloria at Carnival Cruise Lines said the weather should be good this time of year.
Marian has selected the cinquain for the first Sunday mini-challenge of February and has given us many examples from her own oeuvre. She has also given us some photos from The Big Apple, in case we “abhor syllable counting” and prefer a photo prompt.
Ah, but, Marian, the photos spoke to me in a cinquain sort of way, although ignoring the traditional nature image the cinquain inherits from haiku and tanka.
And so, as I may be contributing nothing to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads for the rest of the month, here is my cinquain. It adheres, you see, to the five lines (by the very nature of cinq) and syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2. It also has a strong title. Imagery, not much, and Mother Nature, not at all.
BIG CITY HEART
New York, I heart
its t-shirt shops and all
its many postal boxes, too,
Kay L. Davies, February, 2012