The Cinquain

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‘A cinquain is a poem that employs stanzas with five lines. Each line has a certain number of accented or stressed syllables, and a certain number of overall syllables per line. In the “American” cinquain, a form invented by a woman with the highly unfortunate name of Adelaide Crapsey, the number of stresses per line is 1-2-3-4-1, and the number of syllables is 2-4-6-8-2. So the first line would have two syllables, one stressed and one unstressed. The second line would have four syllables, two of which are stressed, and so on.’

That is today’s NaPoWriMo challenge!!! This is getting tough! My attempt will be given below but, I will be having a breather over the weekend with the poetry writing and will update on Monday with poems from days 6 & 7, along with Monday’s piece and an account of a very exciting event I will be attending tonight at the Hope & Gloria Emporium… ‘Tapestry of the Arts’ – check back Monday!

Anyway, back to the poem…

Star

He shines

He delights me

He has joy in his heart

He knows everything about me

He is?

Joyful

Absolutely

and undoubtedly great

With a smile to melt hearts – and eyes

of love.

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(Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

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