Thursday, March 30, 2017

#NaPoWriMo Preview Cinquain for Beginnings


It's National Poetry Month (Eve) and I'm going to do my kind of annual poetry marathon. I'm hoping really to dig into form, and last year I found a gorgeous structure called the Cinquain, in which the syllables are counted as in haiku.

I've used a kind that lies in the middle of the types of cinquain: Mine is more than simply a poem of five lines, but I haven't arranged stressed syllables here.

Cinquain for Beginnings
Dive in.
Go on: head first,
Arms wide to catch all.
Let fear fall away like clothing,
and go.

I'll see you tomorrow to celebrate Fool's Day, which brings me such glee.

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