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Thursday, December 5, 2013


  • The Quinzaine is an internet form found at Shadow Poetry and Instant Poetry for Kids, named from the French qunize (fifteen) for the 15 syllables the poem contains.

    The Quinzaine is:
    • a tristich, a 3 line poem.
    • syllabic, 7-5-3 syllables per line.
    • unrhymed.
    • composed of: L1 a statement, L2 and L3 questions related to the statement.

      Keats by Judi Van Gorder

      Poet writes in present tense.
      When is verse in time,
      is now then?

Thanks to Judi for the fine source at PMO.

My Attempt at Example

Insanity Defense      (Quinzaine)

Right and wrong are human judgments.
Can incapable man
do no wrong?

© Lawrencealot - December 5, 2013