Thursday 4 August 2016

New Forms (20): Cinquerelle

'A Cinquerelle is a five line poem of descending syllabic value, 15 syllables in all. So two less than a haiku. The idea is to compress a cosmos into an atom.'

Description of the form from Michael Newman.


Waves against boulders;
Breakers unfurl.
White onrush.

© Michael Newman (used with permission)

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