Two Poems: Dreams and Short Timers



fan in reverse,

sends warm breeze to wrap me,

sleep greets another me and says,


Short Timers

111_1135On trees

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

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!