This week’s Paint chip challenge from Linda Krushcke is for quintillas. Do visit her blog to see the the definition of quintilla, the colours and her poem for this challenge.
‘Today we’ll be writing one or more quintillas.
‘Your challenge is to write at least one stanza in the quintilla form. You can certainly write more if you like, but one well-crafted quintilla is all I’m asking.
‘I was inspired by the requirement of five lines to only give you five paint chip words and phrases to work with.
‘Those words and phrases are robin’s egg, jade, The Scarlet Letter, slow, and goldfish. I would like you to use at least two of these in your quintilla. If you can use them as your rhyme words, all the better. But you could also pick one to be your title but not use it in the actual poem. The possibilities aren’t endless, but there are more than a few.’
One of these paint chips resonated with me this week. Incidentally, the robin we see in the UK is completely different from the American one.
A picture I saw on Twitter
Showed some robin’s eggs in a nest
In a hiking boot, but I guessed
That boot’s owner was not sitter-
In-chief. Birds incubate eggs best.
Please click on the link below to see the original tweet, which inspired this poem.
There’s a Robin’s nest inside my dad’s walking boot.
— Caroline Hardman (@LittleHardman) May 11, 2021