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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Butterfly Cinquain

The Butterfly Cinquain isn't a cinquain at all:it is a nonostich (9 lines)and uses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain and then reverses it, therefore the misnomer.

The Butterfly Cinquain is:
○ 9 line poem.
○ syllabic, 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2 syllables per line. 
Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the above.

My Sample poem

Plastic Trees     (Butterfly Cinquain)

Don't like
fake plastic trees.
When one sets out to trick
the senses of someone they like
they ought
to learn to fake sincerity;
The real thing is the best
the plastic should
be real.

© Lawrencealot -  November 16, 2014

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