A to Z Challenge – Q is for Quinzaine Poems

April 20, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in A-Z Blogging Challenge 2015, Poetry | 9 Comments
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Quinzaine Poems

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A quinzaine is composed of just 15 syllables. The French word for 15 is quinze. The Spanish word is quince.

A quinzaine contains no rhyming words and no meter requirements. Within 15 syllables, a quinzaine makes a statement and asks a question. The poet doesn’t need to know the answer to the question.

The 15 syllables of a quinzaine are broken down into three lines. Here is the pattern:

Line 1: 7 syllables – make a statement Line 2: 5 syllables – start a question about the subject Line 3: 3 syllables – finish the question

  1. Virtual Reality

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Virtual worlds rule our minds;

Does reality

Mean nothing?

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  1. Rain

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Teeming rain on verdant coast;

Why won’t it cross o’er

The mountain?

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  1. Man

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So much history to learn from;

Why think we’re diff’rent,

When we aren’t?

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(c)  Linda Visman

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