Well I’m told I can submit poetry on here. So while my new story is still percolating that’s what I will do.
Set up – In January we visited Egypt The Cinquain I wrote recently for a challenge a friend threw at me. The haiku was written as the river flowed before my eyes.
horses hooves clop
dark shades native attire
languages mingling dry air unscented
Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey. Another form, sometimes used by school teachers to teach grammar, is as follows:
Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Description of Noun
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling or Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun.
I tried to follow this form but not too successful.
Haiku (5,7, 5 syllables)
The Nile river flows
Birds swoop, sun shines on water
Good morning to you