softly falling
much needed moisture
brings return of hope
clouds burst

lightning flashes
wakening thirsty fields
washing away fears of a drought

storm clouds
deliver rain
over once verdant fields
bring nature’s welcome offering


Day Eight of 2016 NaPoWriMo.
Three poems on a theme, each a cinquain – the first using a word count, the second and third using a syllable count.

This is my response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #25: CinquainJane also asks that we use one of these five words: fly, lightning, verdant, unfurl and softly.
Cinquain ~ a five line poem formatted with:
~ a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, or
~ a word count of 1-2-3-4-1
with the second & third lines as descriptors,
the fourth line an emotion and
the fifth line a synonym or reflection of the first line

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13 thoughts on “Rainfall

  1. Pingback: Poetry challenge cinquain: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

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