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Not every poem has to be great poetry. ~~jvg #1 Coffee, hot and sweet, begins my day. The strong liquid wakens my mind. #2 How fast the kitten is growing up. She has doubled in size, too soon. #3 Sunday, day of rest and I need it. I'll pray from home today, Thanks Lord. #4 Ocean fog creeps in, cools summer heat. The damp chill is welcome. Calming. #5 Silence surrounds me. Even the birds keep their songs within them, at peace. ~~jvg Cinqku
Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Invented Forms Haiku Haiku Wannabees When searching for traditional forms, I have run across several invented forms that attempt to emulate or replace the Haiku. Most often they miss the mark, but some are fun to play with. Cinqku is a 5 line haiku attributed to American poet Denis Garrison found at Poetry Bridge. It particularly explores the use of the line break and retains the maximum syllable count of the haiku. (Note: the haiku is a small poem of 17 syllables or less, the Cinqku is more restrictive with a strict syllable count of 17.) The Ci