COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN CINQUAINS

Written by: Brian Strand

AMERICAN CINQUAINS
Poems
in shapely form,
displaying syllables
or stresses in a versatile
refrain.
Created. by both Adelaide Crapsey & William Soutar

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT-a quintile(LINKED cinquains)
We had
met and conversed,
a rapport on first sight-
a chance meeting to a life's time
delight
that
Summer
evening silken,
long..an encounter of
initiations together
explored
as
Desire
welled within-
words became a promise
so sublime,to love now and for
all time.
MY FONDEST MEMORY
My love
Beguiled me,with
Soft sensuous lips,sleek
Long thighs with rounded hips,twinned heart's
Enlaced
with
Eyes closed
As lips caressed,
Mouths joined,impassioned
Tongues explore,in our love's embrace,
Time-framed
in the
The warmth
Of love's invite
Encompassed my desire,
In two soft whispered words of love,
Be mine !
ANOTHER QUINTILE
Long days
Of August sun
Where nature blinks and shrinks
The dying grass,yellowed in sleep-
Held fast
as
Oat grass
Tinted old gold
Shimmers on tall green stems;
On a clear warm light of evening sun-
Back-lit
the 
Brimstone
Awakens,then
From each flower hovers
On the drying wind of the breeze-
Sun-lit.

CINQUAIN EPIGRAM
Beauty
free from above
embedded in our heart-
His loving-kindness ..ready to
impart
THE TRIO

These be
the keys to life,
faith,hope and agape,
love,the greatest gift of all three-
to thee !


L1 is the opening line to TRIAD
the American Cinquain by Adelaide Crapsey

MISTAKES

Hurry
Takes its toll as
In our daily stroll,we
From deepest ruts of blind alleys
Quicken.
THE CINQUAIN untitled
How slight
The petal of
A poppy,flowering-
So much like us,beautiful,yet
Fragile.