ONCE UPON A TIME

Written by: Brian Strand

To alliterate
                     or not
it all began
then
                 to rhyme
                 perchance
in time
to find
               a cinquain
               vignette
peut-etre
cinqku
               or crystalline
                monoku
broken
of course
                  in two
half-cinquain
(lanterne)
                 to you
Ekphrasis
new
             betwixt
             a perfect
six
plus
crosswise
                 spaces
into
the mix
               'til
                 my cartoon
                  art
plays its
unique
part
             upon 
                 my stage
with
footle  wit
                  'til  now
free verse
at ease
                 I
                  knit