A Conversation for Poetry
midnightreddragon Started conversation Nov 7, 2005
Poetry. The very word sends you to sleep doesn't it? The first thing is obvious. We need a jazzy new word for 'poetry'.
While you're all thinking about that one here's a 'poem' (new word required here also) so that you know what a poem looks like.
This example is a cinquain (which is a great word) and which is a work of 5 lines with sylbl. count as shown.
in light-speed chair (4)
careering through black holes (6)
curving space into a nutshell ... (8)
All words in the poem must be meaningful and to the point as in this example (author:midnightreddragon) - e.g. 'nutshell' comes from the title of a famous book by Prof. Hawking.
Why not write a cinquain? They are far more interesting and challenging than the haiku.
minorvogonpoet Posted Feb 1, 2006
You don't seem to have got many cinquains!
I tried one below. Sorry it turned out sad.
rainforests are burning
ice-fields melting, storm tides flooding
cereusopus Posted Apr 13, 2007
light in your eyes
the splendor of a galaxy
Christopher Slater-Walker Posted Apr 12, 2010
The boss is dense
Working here is futile
Consciousness, like life, ebbs away
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