Thursday, November 06, 2008

Odd Cinquain

Nov. 5 009

gold
curtain of
falling leaves outside
library windows; I watch and
write

The Monday Poetry Stretch this week was an "Odd Cinquain". Cinquain is a poetic form involving five lines with a set number of syllables. Trisha has challenged us to write it "odd" in lines of 1,3,5,7,1. It was quite difficult! There is a definite tension and it leaves me feeling a bit breathless. Try one why don't you?

4 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Love "the gold curtain."

I vow to spend some time looking at the colorful sweetgum leaves on the tree outside my window today. I will watch and
write.

Tricia said...

I'm with Mary Lee. I love "gold curtain."

I miss you! I hope grad school is going well. Kudos to you for working, learning and keeping up with the blog.

Cloudscome said...

Thank you my friends, for the encouragement. I miss you too!

laurasalas said...

Gorgeous...and I love the way the metal pole looks like a tree trunk!

There's a line in the song Forever Autumn, by Justin Hayward, that goes:

Through autumn's golden gown we used to kick our way...

This poem reminded me of that.