|Hallelujah…it’s my 100th post! Excuse me while I pour a celebratory glass of wine.
Now, continuing on with my self-imposed poetry challenge…
The cinquain, also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines. Examples of cinquains can be found in many European languages, and the origin of the form dates back to medieval French poetry. The most common cinquains in English follow a rhyme scheme of ababb, abaab or abccb.
It is cradled within the curve of your cheek,
open the rose, already too full —
That one syllable, whispered low
It’s the check mate in a game of sexual chess,
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