Saturday, April 23, 2016

Day 23 ~ Quinzain Poem for "30 Poems in 30 Days" for #National Poetry Day

How to write a Quinzain Poem
OK, here’s a unique poetry form with specific instructions. Having to fit your thoughts into patterns is good practice for learning to express yourself. This one is VERY short and VERY specific in the pattern to follow. Try it out:
A quinzain is an unrhymed three line poem that contains 15 syllables.
The pattern is:

The first line has 7 syllables
The second line has 5 syllables
The third line has 3 syllables
The first line makes a statement and the next two lines ask a question about the subject.

My Examples:
We are on earth to serve others.
Why is finding time
hard to do?
     © 2011 Stephanie Abney
God sees us as we can be.
Why can’t we see others
that way too?
    © 2011 Stephanie Abney
Oh, and by the way, April 23, 2016 happens to be “Talk Like Shakespeare Day” ~ fun stuff. You might want to try your hand at making your poem sound Shakespearean. Hmmm? However, he was fond of couplets. But see what you come up with.
To help you out – here are a couple of links: 

PLEASE REMEMBER ~ any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge. They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is understood that they own the copyright for to them as soon as they post them. Thanks so much!
Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or you FB wall or wherever AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work. 


Vicki said...

I came up with a few.

Babysitting is so fun
They want to play games
All night long

The youngest generation
Is now so plugged in
Is it good?

Then in honor of Talk Like Shakespeare Day:

Grandchildren are passing fair
I prithee to believe
Bless'd are we

Heidi Murphy said...

Mine is over here at my blog: