Saturday, March 23, 2013

Love – inspired by a Crapsey Cinquain

shot_1359968847904Originally submitted as part of the Post-it Note Poetry event in February, this was inspired by the form a Crapsey cinquain or a modern American cinquain -five lines following a 1,2,3,4,1 stress pattern.  If you want to further restrict yourself you can try it using iambs, and overlay that with 2,4,6,8,2 syllable pattern. 

You’ll note though that I followed none of those.  The only ties to form are the five lines and the wave like syllable pattern 1, 3, 7, 8, 3. 

This is about as free as my verse gets

 

Love

Love.

A heart made,

hand made thing, of quiet looks,

selfless actions, and needed things,

unasked for

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