Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A not so traditional cinquain

spaghettipizza.jpgCinquains are 5 line poems with a strict syllable count inspired by haiku. As I've mentioned before, I like rules! But rather than going right to the real rules of the Cinquain as the rule-follower in me wants, I'll begin with the much easier:
Cinquain Pattern #2

Line1: A noun (The subject of the poem)

Line2: Two adjectives (describing the subject)

Line 3: Three -ing words (relating to the subject)

Line 4: A phrase (feelings that relates to the subject)

Line 5: Another word for the noun (or word that sums it up).
Here's an example from Cinquain Poems:
Spaghetti
Messy, spicy
Slurping, sliding, falling
Between my plate and mouth
Delicious
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