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Blog Posted:7/15/2021 1:07:00 AM

Whatever your particular inclination  pentastich poetry has a choice of  labels in English at at PS ..quintain seems to be preferred as the overall semantic word of choice..

whatever ..

         .. undoubtedly it, as a single form has inspired the poetic mind to many subtle variations over decades if not centuries in our English language..

American cinquain (of Adelaide Crapsey & Wi!liamSoutar**) as the  imagist rival to the Japanese haiku/tanka* & inevitablly with its variations thereof cinqku & lanterne ( in its half syllable version) with  quintile as a sequenced linked  quintain .

The PS definitions list a number of quintain subsets of which the ever popular  limerick would seem particularly prolific worldwide & here at our workshop

* the English tanka is in reality a haiku sequence being 'show ' in the hiku & 'tell' in the couplet

 * * William Soutar ( a Scottish contemporary of Adelaide labelled his as 'epigrams')


Link to Adelaide's poetry inc her definitive Amrican cinquains Adelaide Crapsey Poems 1 Adventure 2,White Rose 83 Winter 84 Youth More

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Date: 7/16/2021 12:59:00 AM
Adelaide Crapsey & her American cinquains are worthy of a form category subset ,so uniquely different ,dependent upon stress rather than syllabic count.A truly imagistic rival to Japanese haiku&tanka name-checked 'masters'.A major poet (sadly still considered minor by too many).I found a link as shown in the blog to this 'pulitzer' worthy poet of US stock.
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Date: 7/15/2021 11:07:00 AM
Brian, I like all the forms you mention in your blog but I will say that I like the haiku like ones the best ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/15/2021 11:44:00 AM
The sign of an imagist Constance.
Date: 7/15/2021 1:13:00 AM
A form that captured & initiated my innate poetics will always( along rhyme &imagery) be so close to my heart( hence this blog in tribute)
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 7/15/2021 1:46:00 PM
Yes, such pure simple imagist poetry, my favorite!

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/22/2021 JUST capital Quatrainchristian,prayer,
9/22/2021 CLERIHEW frankenthaler Clerihewart,people,
9/21/2021 CLERIHEW pollock beginnings Clerihewart,people,
9/21/2021 GO FOR IT Senryuchristian,education,
9/21/2021 CLERIHEW artemisia glass ceiling breaker Clerihewart,
9/21/2021 ECHO the form Versepoetry,word play,
9/20/2021 WOMEN thru the glass ceiling Rhymebible,education,
9/20/2021 EYES look see Lanterneencouraging,lust,
9/20/2021 REASONED studied empirical Biochristian,faith,
9/19/2021 LOVE questions Verselost love,
9/19/2021 CLERIHEW strand Clerihewpeople,poetry,
9/18/2021 CLERIHEW cornish Clerihewart,people,tribute,
9/18/2021 YOU HAVE MAIL Cinquainpoetry,technology,
9/18/2021 PLAYERS not spectators Rhymeconfusion,
9/17/2021 TANKA ELEMENT hiku and couplet Tankaeducation,poetry,
9/17/2021 HIKU ELEMENTS where what when Haikueducation,poetry,
9/17/2021 BILKO a vignette Light Versehumorous,
9/17/2021 CLERIHEW petrarch Clerihewhistory,poetry,
9/16/2021 BELSHAZZAR sestet Rhymebible,people,
9/16/2021 HIkU show show tell Haikuweather,
9/15/2021 hiku FOR YOU Haikumemory,spring,
9/15/2021 CLERIHEW sequenced MARC Clerihewart,tribute,
9/14/2021 KIN to kin Rhymefamily,life,
9/14/2021 LOVE a definiion Sonnetlove,
9/13/2021 A LAST CALL hiku Haikusunset,
9/13/2021 HARK have you heard Rhymechristian,
9/12/2021 SHZZZ Alliterationsleep,
9/12/2021 MOTHER LOVE Sonnetlove,mother,
9/11/2021 WRITTEN on SEP 11 2001 Kyrielleamerica,betrayal,history,
9/11/2021 CHURCHARD a hiku Haikugrave,green,
9/11/2021 EMOTION a no no Sonnetfather son,
9/11/2021 KETTLES yard Sonnetart,tribute,
9/10/2021 Woke AND FREEDOM'S voice Sonnetfreedom,spoken word,
9/10/2021 MOMENTARILY Lanterneinspiration,
9/10/2021 HUMAN nature Sonnetinspiration,
9/9/2021 HEREAFTER Cinquainheaven,
9/9/2021 SPRING hiku Haikulife,spring,
9/9/2021 POETRY a life Bioinspiration,poets,
9/8/2021 CLERIHEW rothko Clerihewart,tribute,
9/8/2021 CLIMATE change Senryuchristian,
9/8/2021 DEAR HEART Romanticismlove,love hurts,
9/7/2021 HEDONISM todays song Alliterationword play,
9/7/2021 TWIST or not Light Versefun,poetry,
9/7/2021 DARYUSH triads Trioletpoetry,word play,
9/6/2021 TREASURES to walk Listnature,
9/6/2021 TRUE tetractys Tetractyspoetry,truth,
9/6/2021 AN OLD STORY in RIME Rhymefamily,grandmother,
9/5/2021 ANOTHER childhood MEMORY Quatrainsoccer,tribute,
9/5/2021 TRIBUTE to STAN Rhymesoccer,tribute,
9/5/2021 HIKU classical kind Haikueducation,poetry,
9/5/2021 WISTFULNESS a hiku Haikulost love,
9/4/2021 JUST SAYIN' show dont tell Senryupoetry,word play,
9/3/2021 ALL the FUN of the FAIR Rhymechildhood,fun,
9/3/2021 SEPTEMBER Free verseseptember,
9/2/2021 poetic HAPPENINGS Free versecreation,inspiration,
8/31/2021 SP the 5th ELEMENT of ART Ekphrasisart,
8/30/2021 FAMILY TIES Free versefamily,
8/29/2021 THE SEARCH for SELF Ekphrasisart,tribute,
8/28/2021 CLERIHEW cezanne Clerihewart,tribute,
8/26/2021 SELFIES of yesteryear Ekphrasisart,humanity,
8/25/2021 WHY I LOVED CD POEM football footles Footlememory,tribute,
8/23/2021 CLERIHEW still life Ekphrasisart,tribute,
8/22/2021 STILLED LIFE a pictorial genre Ekphrasisart,
8/22/2021 REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn Ekphrasisart,tribute,
8/21/2021 CLERIHEW rossetti dg Ekphrasisart,tribute,
8/21/2021 CLERIHEW sidall Ekphrasisart,tribute,
8/19/2021 PRB visual vanities Ekphrasisart,tribute,
8/16/2021 CONCEPTION Otherpoetry,
8/11/2021 HIKU chapel ceiling Haikuart,christian,
8/11/2021 RENAISSANCE man Ekphrasisart,christian,
8/10/2021 A 14 LINE bio Sonnetlost love,love,love hurts
8/9/2021 RHYME on my mind Rhymepoetry,word play,
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8/5/2021 MONOKU in a word Monokuweather,word play,
8/4/2021 CLERIHEW- carolyn devonshire Clerihewfriend,tribute,
8/2/2021 AUGUST Rhymeaugust,
8/2/2021 CLERIHEW a rhyme to TELL Clerihewhumor,word play,
7/31/2021 CLERIHEW shakespeare a maybe Clerihewpeople,
7/31/2021 ACROSTIC m a n n a Acrosticbible,grandmother,word pl
7/30/2021 A BUTTERFLY mind Ekphrasisart,tribute,
7/28/2021 CLERIHEW leonardo Clerihewart,word play,
7/26/2021 CLERIHEW vg BIO Clerihewart,
7/25/2021 COUPLET an example in sequence Coupletchristian,word play,
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7/24/2021 CLERIHEW e e cummings Clerihewpoetry,word play,
7/24/2021 CLERIHEW op art Clerihewart,
7/23/2021 CLERIHEW lichtenstein Clerihewart,word play,
7/22/2021 CLERIHEW caravaggio Clerihewart,word play,
7/21/2021 CLERIHEW botticelli Clerihewart,word play,
7/20/2021 CLERIHEW diezma Clerihewart,word play,
7/19/2021 CLERIHEW michelangelo Clerihewart,word play,
7/19/2021 ANATOMY in gestures Ekphrasisart,
7/17/2021 ICHTHYS Epigramchristian,symbolism,
7/17/2021 A FICTIVE distinction Otherart,creation,
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7/12/2021 CLERIHEW van eyck Clerihewart,word play,
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My Photos



Fav Poems

The Nose Concreteart,life,on writing and w
Sailing Leaf Haikunature
The Rain Haikunature
Reflections Free verseon writing and wordswords
Hippocratic Oath Rhymelost love,son,sympathywor
Ever After Cinquainlove
Mortal Season Free versesea,seasonssummer,day,sum
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
There Will Be Mountains Coupletfaith,lifemountains,
Tender Moments Quatrainlovesweet,sweet,,sweet lo
Blush of the Roses Couplethope,nature
Haiku/Limerick number twenty Haikunature
Time Machine Coupletnostalgiamom,me,night,can
I AM THE ONE Free verseinspirationalme,
Finally Quatrainlove,passion
The Gift Coupletintrospection,nature
footle .. Footle !! Light Versefunny
Believe! Coupletdevotion,faith,inspiratio
Lavender Soap Narrativefamily,happinesseaster,
The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
cream seeps from the sun Haikuseasons
Yesterday's Rain~ Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
Winter Pond Free versenatureautumn,
Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
requiem to my hero Elegyloss
Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
Farewell, alas Free versedeath,i love you,
An Idyll of the Past Versehistoryme,child,me,
Unconditioonal Love - the short version Rhymeloveme,me,
The Old Homestead Lyricfamily,history,introspect
The Red Rabbit I do not know?life,
Perspective Coupletintrospection,natureheart
God's Orchard Senryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunset Quatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of Peace Chokanature,seablue,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
Basho Senryudedication
Maxine Free verselove
Weather Observations Free versenature
Lovers Utopia Quatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
Nightfall Free verseimagination,naturebird,bi
Cricket Free versepoliticalred,
The Reader Free verselove,on writing and words
The Conciliator's Cry Free versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heart Quatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste! Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
Whispers Free verseintrospection,life,passio
Masterpiece Senryupeace
The Ambiance Free verseeducation,happiness,passi
Movements of Beginnings Free versehistory,philosophy,politi
Poetic Waters Haikunature,sea
A Bit of Joy Senryuhappiness,life,nature
Before & After the Lull Verseseasea,sea,
Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAY Terza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
Ghetto Summer (redo) Fibonacciplaces
Night's sentry Free versecaregiving,imagination,my
Rain Free verseintrospection,peopleday,d
Dreamtime: flowers never bloom Quintain (Sicilian)imagination
Awaiting Dawn Chokanaturenight,night,
Cubic Romance Senryuart,imagination,love
Symbiosis Rhymeadventure,nature,peace
Falling in Love Haikulove,nature
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
The Walk We Take Crystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters buds Free versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old Painter Couplettime,
A Change of Season - A Haiku Haikunature,
Morning Baptism Haikunature
Reflection Monokuintrospection,
Evening Grace Free versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror Reflection Haikunature,
Quiet Comfort Parts 1, 2 and 3 Crystallineintrospection,life
Flying My Kite of Prose Free verseon writing and words
Winter Footprints Quatrainseasons
Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
Eye of the storm Free versefaith
Uncaring Wind Free versenature
Brighter Senryufaith,inspirational
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
Sweetly Fragrant Sonnetdevotion,faith,father,ins
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace,
To VC Free versehope,love,mysteryheart,he
Transition Kimonature
Christmas Eve of Old Couplethappiness,music,
Baby Girl (For Asante Indira) Free versedaughter,education,intros
Ode to Winter Odefaith,happiness,hope,natu
Wisdom (An Emily dedicated to Brian Strand) Epigramdedicationmay,
Buried Rhymeangst,death,imagination
Glare Ice Haikunature
The Sun Rises--The Moon Sets Acrosticlife,naturemoon,
She Danced Quatrainimagination,inspirational
Coloring Page Sonnetallegorylove,

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