OMG, look what I’ve done now.


Thank you so much for coming to read my poem.

I had to do a v. v. v long journey recently which, joyously, gave me lots of time for poetry 🙂 As a result I have pawed a garland cinquain in response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. The prompt words this week – to be used synonymously – are: congregate and passion.

This is what a cinquain is all about.


A garland cinequi is a sequence of five stand alone cinquains with a sixth one that takes a line, in sequence, from each of the preceding five.

I have done my jolly best to stick to all the rules. Admittedly, line 3 of cinequi 4 doesn’t have obvious verbs but, if you had ever seen us dogs go, you would know we are the very personification of doing words 😎

I got a little carried away, with the whole thing of picking lines from preceding cinquains to make a new one thing, so… using my big Border Collie brains, I played around a bit – see no. 5. What larks 🙂


Our best people friend Trevor, with treats for Maisie, Amber and me


Forest beckons
Our people gathering
Excitement heralding the day

Green canopy
Filtering sunlit paths
Canine playground, ecstatic dogs

Derek, Stewart,
Meeting – David, Trevor
Talking about the president

Maisie, Toby,
Amber, Sam and Chuckles
Convene the doggy parliament

Walking Chestnuts
Chasing Mary raging
Benzie zealous in protection

Green Canopy
Meeting – David, Trevor
Convene the doggy parliament

By Ben, the dog poet © 2018

That was hard work, must sleep.

Ben Asleep
And so to bed

Love Ben xx 0

18 thoughts on “OMG, look what I’ve done now.

  1. Dearest Ben,

    That must have been a bit of a stretch, even for a clever border collie like you. Well done!

    Much love,


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  2. Hi Vashti,

    Oh thank you so much. I am brimming with pride. I hadn’t come across this form before joining in Colleen’s weekly challenge. Isn’t it brilliant. Being a dog, I thought I was only going to manage those 3 line Haikus (nothing wrong with that) but, hey ho, what larks. Love Ben xx

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