Cinquains

Daily Prompt

WN #36: Disgust

Freewrite for five minutes about what disgusts you.

Completing our viewing of contemporary poets, we’re going to watch two new poets read one of their poems to us.   After each poet reads, you’ll be writing down your initial reactions.


Today, you’re going to try your hand at writing a cinquain.  Can you guess how many lines it is?

Here’s the format:

5 lines

Most common rhyme schemes: ababb,abaab or abccb.

Pretty straightforward, and you can play around with the rhyme scheme.  Take, for example, Edgar Allen Poe’s cinquain, “To Helen:”

Helen, thy beauty is to me
  Like those Nicean barks of yore,
That gently, o’er a perfumed sea,
  The weary, way-worn wanderer bore
  To his own native shore.

As always, have fun writing!

 

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