A Past Crash – (A Cinquain)

A Past Crash - jan 17 2018 - “Hidden Galaxy” IC 342 - hubble

Once life,
As we know it,
Grew more than we perceived,
So far beyond our wildest dreams
We crashed.

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Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines.

The momentum of a cinquain grows with each subsequent line as another two syllables, usually an ambic foot, is added bringing the poem to a climax at the fourth line, falling back to a two syllable “punch line”. The last line is usually a “twist” or “turn”  much like that which often occurs in the final couplet of a sonnet.

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Copyright © 2018 Robin McShane

 

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