Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DMC: Memories from the Netherlands, by Sarah Monsma

Drawbridge halts boat.
Keeper swings fishing pole
with wooden shoe to collect toll.
Fun fare!

a boat off the
canal bank concludes with
a swift jump or a wet surprise.
Quick dip!

© 2014 Sarah Monsma.  All rights reserved.

Laura Purdie Salas has challenged us to come up with a water-themed cinquain this month.  Click HERE for details.  If you would like to join in the fun, use the contact form in the sidebar to the right to send me your splashtastic poem!


  1. These are so fun, Sarah. What great memories!

  2. It's what you said on Friday, I'm glad to have the memories on the page and not just rattling around in my head. Thanks so much for posting! I love seeing everyone's poems.

  3. Nice poems, Sarah!

  4. I love the image of the wooden shoe on the end of the fishing pole. I bet you could write water poems all day long from memories like these, Sarah...

  5. I'd love to see this, and from you comments above, it must really be a true memory. I like the 'quick dip.' Thanks Sarah.

  6. Love the wooden shoe on the pole too. I've been to the Netherlands, but don't remember such fun toll collecting. :)

  7. Thanks for the international "field trip!"

  8. Wooden shoes and a canal trip--makes me wish I could visit again (it's many, many years after my one visit there). Your cinquains so neatly deliver the perfect endings.

    Violet N.

  9. Splashtastic poem - sounds absolutely perfect. :) Hope I can visit Netherlands someday.