|Cinquain, quintain (Crapsey quintain) - a five line poem. First line = two syllables: Second line = four syllables: Third line = six syllables: Fourth line = eight syllables; Fifth line = two syllables. Please, only one. I would prefer no backgrounds, pictures, etc. I would prefer Roman, Times, Garamond or Tahoma fonts. I would prefer black font on white background. These are only preferences though, to make it easier for me to read. If you do otherwise, it will not affect my evaluation. I will evaluate based on: 1. The coherence of the poem - that is to say, the way it works as a whole and the ability to convey a feeling to the reader. 2. The way in which you use the progression of syllables to enhance the feeling, rather than restrict it. 3. The sense of individuality and fresh use of language. The form is somewhat artificial, popularized by Ms. Crapsey if I understand correctly - and so can easily skew into feeling like a word game, contrived. Avoid that. Note that there is a listing for Cinquains on the site, so you can find many examples. Any subject, any emotion, any (original) take is welcome, within the constraints of the Starlite Content Policies.
I allow "just for the love of it" entries for those who for some reason don't want to be listed as winner. If you post, then change your mind, it is fine to edit your poem, or send me an email through the site and ask that I remove it from the challenge, so that you can post another. (This was a mistake on my part, as far as a challenge. The quality so far has been so universally high that I will have a very hard time picking a winner
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