Monday, April 27, 2020

Day 27 ~ Quinzaine Poem for "30 Poems in 30 Days" for #National Poetry Day

Day 27 ~ Quinzaine Poem for "30 Poems in 30 Days" for #National Poetry Day

How to write a Quinzaine Poem

Another 3 line poem with a specific number of syllables per line BUT there is something very unique about the nature of each line for this poetic form. 

So, in order to do it correctly, please pay attention to the specific instructions for each line: 

The first line makes a statement and the next two lines ask a question about that statement.
A quinzaine is an unrhymed three-line poem that contains a total of 15 syllables, using the following pattern:
The first line has 7 syllables (The first line MAKES A STATEMENT )

The second line has 5 syllables


The third line has 3 syllables

My Examples:

God sees us as we can be.
Can we see others
that way too?
       © 2020 Stephanie Abney

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

Grateful to wake up each day.
Am I aware that 
it's a gift? 
       © 2020 Stephanie Abney

Don't forget your handy dandy syllable counter: 
How Many Syllables?

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Vicki said...

Day 27-Quinzaine poem

Libraries are our life's blood
Why is it only right now
We notice?

Stephanie Abney said...

Yeah, powerful poem, Vick!

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Here's the set for the day:


Hubby contributed two!

Roses are starting to bloom.
Will the aphids eat,
Or chimpmunks?

My wooden fence is quite large.
How can I stain it
By myself?
By Randy Cockrell

A whole pizza is too much.
Why do I eat it
At one go?
By Randy Cockrell