Cinquain Poetry

I have been experimenting with Cinquain Poetry in  the form first adopted by Adelaide Crapsey. She was an early twentieth-century poet who used a cinquain form of 22 syllables distributed among the five lines in a 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 pattern.

Strong winds
catch the old oak
off guard for a moment,
it struggles in vain, its back is
broken.

*******

Something
touched my heart
as you entered the room.
I lay here bleeding from Cupid’s
arrow.

*******

Floating
in the duck pond,
her limp, lifeless body
a nutritious supplement for
the fish.

********

Online
she has a life,
is somebody special.
In reality, she’s a waste
of space.

MikeJackson©2014

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