fan in reverse,
sends warm breeze to wrap me,
sleep greets another me and says,
pink blossoms preen
ushering in spring, but
cinematic display ends very
Notes: Using the NaPoWriMo 2013 Day 5 prompt for writing a Cinquain. Not having ever done (or ever heard of the form before), figured it is time to stretch. Don’t know if I got the stressed and unstressed syllables correct. Also, took the opportunity to write 2 of them, to makeup for not joining the challenge on Day 1.
Cinquain defintion (from napowrimo.net):
In the “American” cinquain, a form invented by a woman with the highly unfortunate name of Adelaide Crapsey, the number of stresses per line is 1-2-3-4-1, and the number of syllables is 2-4-6-8-2. So the first line would have two syllables, one stressed and one unstressed. The second line would have four syllables, two of which are stressed, and so on. This kind of accent/syllabic verse can be a bit frustrating at first, but it’s useful for learning to sharpen up your language!