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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Garland Cinquain

This is one of the more interesting Cinquain variations. It starts as a Crown Cinquain but adds a final Cinquain made up of line drawn from the preceding Cinquains.

Form Type: Syllabic
Origins: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Number of Lines: 30
Rhyme Scheme: Not applicable
Meter: Not applicable

All the usual Cinquain rules apply, but there is an additional rule for the final Cinquain.
Those rules are: Stanza with 2/4/6/8/2 syllable, have being stressed.

1. The final Cinquain is generally formed from lines drawn from the proceding Cinquains.

2. The order of the lines is generally L1 from S1, L2 from S2, etc.

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  Example Poem

It  Works!

It Works!      (Garland Cinquain)
that you have choice. 
Clouds, leaves, and fingernails 
all have no voice and are programmed. 
Not you. 

You know 
smiles beget smiles 
and frowns and grumpiness 
pollute your social atmosphere.
So smile. 

Try to 
remember that 
and karma is a force 
that might affect what comes your way. 
Take care.

yourself that most 
people respond to smiles 
then act accordingly each day. 

Give grins 
and friendly tones 
most gratuitously 
with up-lifting intent, my friend. 
You'll win.

smiles beget smiles 
and karma is a force 
then act accordingly each day. 
You'll win.

© Lawrencealot - March 3, 2013

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