May is 5 line poetry month

5 line poetry monthChristina Nguyen, that venerable person who brought us the #5lines tag on Twitter, has declared May to be International 5 line Poetry Month. You can read more about it, and pick up a badge on her blog, A wish for the sky. You can also find some wonderful examples of Christina’s 5 line poetry there.

There are so many forms to choose from. You can write  pentastitch, tanka, gogyohka, or any other 5 line poetry, and post them on your blog, or on Twitter with the hashtag #5lines. Write one (or more) every day, if you can. If you can’t do it every day, you  can still participate – even if you only write one poem in the whole month, do give it a try!

5 lines for Monday

Dawn pulls a quilted comforter
of cloud across the sky,
holding in the warmth
of the spring land.
Tulips break the soil.

About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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5 Responses to May is 5 line poetry month

  1. ayala says:

    Short and sweet 🙂

  2. Hi Ayala,
    That’s what is so great about 5 line poetry. Short and succint. Glad you liked it.

  3. J.A. Pak says:

    It’d be great if we could get school children to do the #5lines.

  4. ladynimue says:

    Very beautiful :))

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