My 1st Crown Cinquain
my eyes can only see that which is, and even then they must close sometimes, unlike my ears my ears sometimes pick up strange, seemingly distant sounds, but get distracted, unlike my tongue my tongue can distinguish 'tween umami; sweet; sour; salty; bitter, but not without my nose my nose is sensitive to odor and fragrance, but it gets congested, unlike my skin my skin feels hot & cold; rough & smooth; hard & soft, though it tends to seek guidance from my eyes
- a series of 5 Crapsey Cinquains;
- syllabic count: 2-4-6-8-2 in each stanza;
- written with a break between each stanza;
- last line of the previous cinquain repeated as first line of the next cinquain;
- the final line of the last cinquain does not have to equal the first line of the first cinquain, but it is an option.
d’Verse poetry prompt
At d’Verse, poets were encouraged to write ‘Crown Cinquains’ (five stanzas of five lines each) to mark May 5th (the 5th day of the 5th month).
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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