Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Day 12 - Quinzaine

This one is short and sweet BUT there are VERY specific guidelines to it. Having to fit your thoughts into patterns is good practice for learning to express yourself.

So here ya’ go:

A quinzaine 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 which 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 [make a statement]

The second line has 5 syllables [start your question about your statement]

The third line has 3 syllables [finish your question about your statement]


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 number of 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



                              (Image by Leejoann from Pixabay)

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1 comment:

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Okay. Cleaned Mom's clock in Scrabble even after she got a 72 pt word...rofl. Here's my poem: