The jagged lines in this first one seemed such a stark contrast to the center circle, so I used bold colors and a calm blue to create the feeling in the cinquain.
nerves on edge
seek quiet space
This next one was inspired by the propeller shapes in the middle ring that made me think of a plane circling the field at the center. The sunflowers and green circles around outer rim represent the plants.
swooping, turning, spraying
over the fields
The small circles in this one reminded me of heads. The 10 octopus-like arms reminded me of multi-tasking. The center, colored yellow and orange, represents energy. The use of blue for the outside rim symbolizes the calm and focus that teachers strive to create in a classroom.
planning, multi-tasking, caring
lighting a spark
in 25 students
This last one seems self-explanatory.
of roses and thorns
The mandalas were used in this post with permission from the publisher, Roly Allen.