- The Cinquetun (spelled Cinquetin
in The Study and Writing of Poetry by Wauneta Hackleman) appears to be an
invented verse form that is a longer version of the Crapsey
Cinquain. It kind of defeats the purpose of the
compactness of the original form, but then allows for broader images and
an even meter. This verse form was created by E. Ernest Murrell.
The Cinquetun is:
- a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
- syllabic, lines of 8-6-10-6-8-2 syllables each.
- rhymed, rhyme scheme axbaxb, x being unrhymed.
Related forms: Baxter's Hexastitch, Butterfly Cinquain, Cinquetin, Cinquino, Crapsey Cinquain, CinqCinquain, Cinquain Chain, Cinquain Swirl, Didactic Cinquain, Mirror Cinquain, Oddquain Butterfly, Standard Cinquain, The Balance
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO
My Example Poem
Why This? (Cinquetin)
For those who wish to hide their rime
the cinquetin should do.
All twice-removed they share not a line-length.
Asymmetry's no crime
but humans don't consider it
© Lawrencealot - March 13, 2013