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 Post subject: Cinquain
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:52 pm 
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As promised, I am reviving some of the poetry exercises I posted on our old beloved board (before ezboard killed it):

All poets feel free to join in the fun; stretch your poetry skills to the limit.

Exercise #1 Cinquains:

(originally posted 6/28/05)

ok poets! i've been learning a little about poetry lately and have found out about this format which i find intriguing.

it is called a cinquain . . it is a simple poem like a haiku.

it has 5 lines with the pattern 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.
this means 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, etc.
finally, usually you try to link the first and last lines together.

you can write a cinquain in this format with more than one stanza. in that case you would try to link the first and last lines of each stanza and the last line of each stanza with the first of the next. make any sense?

i wanted to post a few examples of my own . . they are single stanza poems.

both are untitled.

<center> Don't know
Wondering how
I can write for others
And still find words to express my
True self
</center>

(link = don't know . . true self.)

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<center> watching

handfuls of sand

roll off of fingertips

discover the world again through

my son
</center>

(link - watching . . my son)

get it?

i thought if anybody wanted to have fun, they could try to write a cinquain and add it to this thread.

or if you just want to comment about the format/poems, that's fine too. thanks! :)

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A submission by our very own Tracie (originally posted 7/1/02):

Quote:
Cleaning
Pick up the house
Please kids cooperate
Stuggling to pick up all their toys
Cleaning

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And another submission by me (originally posted 7/1/02); a tribute to Tracie


<center> tracie

majiklmoon

writer extraordinaire

we love her fics and poetry

she's great!
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Okay my own poor effert. :D


Baby

Poor tiny thing

Sitting alone crying

Broken winged broken hearted

Robin

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Let's try another:


These kids

Enough crazy

fighting and bickering

Put those toys away now you two

Tired



Bedtime

Off with you both

my tiny combatants

Tucked in and sweetly kissed

Ah peace

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hehehe I apologize ahead of time for this one, but I just couldn't resist. :lol:



Posting

to find the key

A magical number

that reveals the secret hangout

to me



Majik

Why torture me

What is the mystery

Just tell 'cause I swear to find what

I seek

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Cute! I like those a lot! Especially the last one! :lol Well, I like the one about the kids and finally peace a lot, too! 8) :D

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hehehe liked that last one huh :lol: Blame it on a twisted mind. :wink:

The one about the kids, all I can say is all Mommies raise your hands now :lol:

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LOL The last one was cute. :)


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hehehe glad you liked it and thank you.

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