Saturday, April 11, 2015

Day 11 - 2015 - How to write a Quinzain Poem for "30 poems in 30 days"

Join in our “30 poems in 30 days” challenge for #NationalPoetryMonth


This one is short for your busy Saturday but there are specific guidelines to it. Having to fit your thoughts into patterns is good practice for learning to express yourself.

So here ya’ go:

A quinzain is an unrhymed three line poem that contains 15 syllables, with a SPECIFIC number for each of the 3 lines. AND there is a format in that the FIRST line MAKES a STATEMENT. You can use the next two lines to ASK a QUESTION about that statement.

The pattern is: 

The first line has 7 syllables
The second line has 5 syllables
The third line has 3 syllables 

Remember, the first line makes a statement and the next two lines ask a question about the subject.

Here's a couple I came up with a few years ago:

We're on earth to serve others.
Why is finding time
hard to do? 
     © 2011 Stephanie Abney

God sees us as we can be.
Can’t we see others
that way too? 
      © 2011 Stephanie Abney


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Vicki said...

Others have feelings
Why can't we see that
They love too?

Vicki said...

I revamped the first line.

Everyone else has feelings
Why can't we see that
They love too?

cassie said...

Life seems to be rather hard
Why can't we find joy

vickie garrison said...

I don't want to work today
It is Saturday
Darn you alarm!

Stephanie Abney said...

Yay!! Another poet - so glad you decided to join us, Vickie Garrison!!

These are all wonderful poems, ladies - hope we get some more today!! Thanks!!

Deborah said...

We love all our grandchildren.
Why do they not just
live closer?

Jewelianna said...

Belief in yourself is key.
Doesn't doubt kill dreams,
not failing?

Heidi Murphy said...

Here's mine:

Axe-Sharp Thoughts said...

Spinning daily goes the earth,
Why, I wonder, we
don’t fall off?