The Road to 65, Mile 300: Cinquain

September 23, 2015, Chino Valley- In this third day of my trial run at Mingus Springs, one of my teaching tasks involved breaking down the writing of a cinquain, one of the simpler forms of poetry, so that it was comprehensible to my 21 eight-year-olds.

It is only fair, therefore, that today’s “Road” entry be a cinquain of my own device.  It  is a reflection on the episode that was the season premiere of “NCIS”.


Ever reliable

Poised and ready

At a moment’s notice,


My teams are thus:  Son and siblings, Faith Community, colleagues, students, dedicated friends.

“I’ve met your team.  How can you say you’re alone?”- Jon Cryer to Mark Harmon, in the above-mentioned episode.  Indeed, and neither am I, really alone.

4 thoughts on “The Road to 65, Mile 300: Cinquain

  1. Cryer’s comment to Harmon seems most relevant — I like your poem, and it must have been helpful to write a cinquain as you tried to explain it to your students! Did the eight-year-olds understand it?


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