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Say not
that the poet
in us all dies early,
turning downward the eyelid of
our hope...





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MKL





------
"I place these moments in my pocket
to be pulled
at the rush of noon,
the crush of three...
when tears come,
when words must learn to be enough..." MKL


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The following comments are for "The Poet ~ A Cinquain~"
by Serenem

cinquain
Nice and thanks for the info on this new style to me may have to see what I can do with it.

( Posted by: chapter1 [Member] On: August 15, 2004 )

Cinquain, cinquain, chapter1


I so happy that you want to try it out! I really like them!

I've actually changed the last word in this, which I think makes it better...


'Say not
that the poet
in us all dies early,
turning downward the eyelid of
our muse...'


Regards,

Melinda

( Posted by: Serenem [Member] On: August 15, 2004 )

cinquain, what?
Greetings, all you cat-haiku writers!
I'm still battling my haiku-handicap, and now there is this cinquain. sownthing to do with 100? As in 100 letters?

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 16, 2004 )

cinq
To reply to Teflon:
"Cinq" = French for "five";
Quatrain = Poem with four lines;
Therefore Cinqain = poem with five lines.
(and no... I hadn't heard of it until recently, either ;-))

To comment on the actual poem:
Ooh, yes. Nice one. And I *really* liked the alternative ending you gave there - it gives the whole thing a lively touch. That's great imagery you've got there there - your inner poet is certainly alive and kicking! (now you got me all worried - I hope my inner poet doesn't die! :-o )

( Posted by: Spudley [Member] On: August 16, 2004 )

Here a cinq, there a cinq--

Thanks for reading and commenting on this, Teflon and Spudly! (Spudly, thanks for jumping in with an answer to Tef, in my absence!)


I've only become aware of the cinquain a feww days ago, but I really like it.

Here's some information about it.


The cinquain was created by a woman named Adelaide Crapsey, around the turn of the last century. (1900) She loved the haiku form and based the cinquain on it, but with an 'additional' twist.

A cinquain consists of five lines, it used to be iambic, (or accentual) but that is no longer a requirement.

L1 - 2 syllables
L2 - 4 syllables
L3 - 6 syllables
L4 - 8 syllables
L5 - 2 syllables



Some more about it and some samples can be found at this link:

shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/cinquain.html

I'm enjoying it quite a lot! I think that you may like this form!

Regards,

Melinda


( Posted by: Serenem [Member] On: August 16, 2004 )

I hear the beat
When I read it out loud, I hear it beat in two lines, like this:

Say not that the poet in us all dies EARLY,
turning downward the eyelid of our HOPE...


( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 17, 2004 )





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