Stretch & Strengthen Writing Challenge – Grandma’s Kitchen

If you are up for the challenge, here’s your STRETCH & STRENGTHEN EXERCISE!


TOPIC: Grandma’s Kitchen – Focus on a single memory or describe what you might imagine the typical grandmother’s kitchen to be like



1. Clamor – Shout Complain With A Lot Of Noise
2. Vigorous – Strong Energetic
3. Hot – feverish, warm


Write it as a cinquain.

A cinquain is a poem consisting of five lines and twenty-two syllables:
two in the first line,
then four,
then six,
then eight,
and then two syllables again in the last line.

These are deceptively simple poems with a lovely musicality that make the writer think hard about the perfect word choices.

Here’s an example of a cinquain poem, “November Night” by Adelaide Crapsey:

“Listen. . .
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees
And fall.”

Submit your poem to for consideration for publication in this year’s Rhyme N Chatt Poetry Anthology. Also, consider sharing your poem at an upcoming RNC open mic session!


“Changing Lives One Rhyme At A Time”

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