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COMPENDIUM OF VIGNETTES

VIGNETTE FORM an example

In the base motor pool
See an off-limits card school-
A scheming Bilko takes the pot
Hoodwinking top brass was his game,
Fast talking his claim to fame.

Vignette=a 5 line light verse that tells a short story some further examples as below

VIGNETTE-ALL OF A ZITHER

Across Vienna's old town
In a sewer underground,
They tracked down..Harry LIme,
A Third Man in a crime-
To music so sublime.
VIGNETTE -ON THE BEACH

Prone,lying side by side
Lapped by an ebbing tide,
Together upon passion's ride-
In love's embrace enlocked
This watershed,no longer shocks.
ADELAIDE CRAPSEY-IMAGIST

A well travelled lass named Adelaide
Innovative and never staid,
Unmarried,single but no old maid-
A short life,latterly full of pain,
Her epitaph,the American cinquain.

Tribute vignette to Adelaide Crapsey,the American creator of the Cinquain form

VIGNETTE- STRINGS & HARPS

A vaporetto upon the sea
A love departs that could never be-
Tears trickle down  face,
Mahler played at his slowest pace,
Langsum,adagietto-slow.

Scene from Death in Venice

A EULOGY-VIGNETTE

William,lived and died in Perth
Buried now in Scottish turf-
Diarist,poet extraodinaire
I do declare...lived a life of pain
Yet..lasting fame lies in his cinquain

tribute to my favourite Scottish poet -William Soutar note 
my book of over 100 of his cinquains FLOWERS OF LIFE (isbn 1 903203 473)@ 25$ remains available to buy

Vignette-FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT

Immersed in the Jordan,flowing fast
In readiness for an awesome task
The Spirit descended like a dove
This man here is my beloved-
He still baptises from above

Full story at Math 3:16/17

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Date: 10/8/2019 8:51:00 AM
Brian, these are great Vignettte's and have inspired me !!
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Date: 10/8/2019 10:16:00 AM
Constance,thats the idea.Your loyal response to my daily challenge is much valued .This form was a favourite for me many years ago here(as are a number already used in FFI,& a number scheduled for later.You are a very gifted poet and are clearly prompted to use it to bless others.