Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cinquain

A thought
expressed in lines
heavy with emotion,
a short simplistic but heartfelt
poem.


I wrote the cinquain (pronounced: siŋ-kān; or "sing-CANE") using the American Cinquain Form: A poem of five lines... 

Line 1: one stress (usually iambic meter with the first syllable unstressed),  two syllables 
Line 2: two stresses,  four syllables 
Line 3: three stresses, six syllables 
Line 4: four stresses, eight syllables 
Line 5: one stress, two syllables 

Thanks to Bekkie Sanchez for reminding me of the form...


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