Thanks to Michelle Heidenrich Barnes at Today’s Little Ditty for including my cinquain “Wading” in the Ditty of the Month Club. I’ve read so many wonderful poets’ cinquains this month on her blog.

I wrote “Wading” from memories of Little Peconic Bay on Long Island, where I fished, swam, and explored, as a child.

Another Little Peconic Bay cinquain:


my fishing line

into the restless bay.

I cast straight, but the current goes


2014, Monica Gudlewski. All rights reserved.

5 thoughts on “Wading”

    1. Thanks, Catherine. Michelle’s blog got me “cinquaining” last month. I’m looking forward to following your blog – maybe I’ll see a cinquain in the future!

  1. “I cast straight
    but the current goes sideways” is such a sublime phrase & metaphor for life, isn’t it. Thank you for writing this & sharing Monica.


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