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Cinquains

 
 
Monger
 
Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 07:53 am
Heard of cinquain poetry? It's derived from the Japanese haiku and tanka traditions (I also was "Made in Japan" Cool), which were modified by an American woman named Adelaide Crapsey nearly 100 years ago to fit polysyllabic Engligh-language verse. It consists of 22 syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. I just read about it for the first time today, so hey I figured I'd try to write a couple of my own to post here......

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game time:
jumping, shooting
aliens exploding
make as many points as you can
xbox!
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Me and
My computer
A love affair of sorts
Exchanging software all night long
Till dawn
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Ho ho ho! Oh well, here's a brief history of the cinquain with a few less-puerile examples: http://www.ahapoetry.com/cinqhmpg.htm



Got any of your own to add???
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 09:12 am
Cinquain?
A new challenge?
Hah! Japanese people
Seeking to bend my western mind
In two!
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 09:48 am
Monger,

I lived in Japan for many years and never heard of Cinquains. You see, I was too busy trying to steal someone's Samurai sword. Never did get one till in Texas. Odd.

These poems with strict rules on syllables are too complicated for my tiny mind. ;-(
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Monger
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 10:45 am
Actually Craven, most Japanese probably never heard of cinquains either, as this Particular form of annoying poetry is an American brainchild. Smile Hey I only heard about it because of one of my U.S. correspondence highschool books ... I just don't know what the deal is with all these sinister American ploys seeking to bend my mind in two this way! :wink:
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 10:50 am
Oh, so we get to blame my compatriots for this huh? Fair enough. The Japanese still get blame for Haiku, am I right?
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Monger
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 10:51 am
Brilliant, dlowan!
dlowan wrote:
Cinquain?
A new challenge?
Hah! Japanese people
Seeking to bend my western mind
In two!


Hahaha! Brilliant, dlowan. I only realized after reading your post for a 3rd time that it's in perfect cinquain form. Lovely!
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 10:54 am
dlowan will do that sometimes (suprise you with a few brain cells) I hadn't noticed either.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 11:00 am
exactly whose brain cells are failing to fire here, mr de kere!

of COURSE it was a cinquain.

sheesh. the noive.

what else was I going to post on a cinquain thread?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 11:00 am
Thank you Monger.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 11:01 am
[contrite]sowwy![/contrite]

[action]backs slooowly away from rabid female[/action]
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Diane
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2002 10:19 pm
The minds
bent in two were
Craven's and Monger's, blown
apart by Deb's fine answer in
cinquain. ;>)
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