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Cinquain Train

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Just for fun -- one more game thread. I got the idea from Norman D Gutter, who mentioned cinquains.

Cinquains are five-line poems. I've found several sets of rules for them -- I've picked the form below because it lends itself best to a game. Just start with the last line of the previous poem (as in the chain, chain, chain thread).

Line 1 = 2 syllables
Line 2 = 4 syll.
Line 3 = 6 syll.
Line 4 = 8 syll.
Line 5 = 2 syll.

Okay, here's your start:

Floodlights
Bathe shy faces
In a crude dazzle splash.
Frightened men hunch and wail, helpless.
Dogs bark.
 

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Dawn comes,
white light nestles
upon the spread of sheets
intriguing me with their wisdom
Cool warmth
 

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Floodlights
Bathe shy faces
In a crude dazzle splash.
Frightened men hunch and wail, helpless.
Dogs bark.
===========================

Dogs bark
as lightning lights
a night sky. But no, not
a storm, but a lone meteor.
Cats sleep.
 

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*groans* I knew I'd missed something... Oh well...

Cats sleep
under moonlight
lapping milk from the sky
in dreams full of playing and fun
Stars fall
 

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Stars fall
mighty gall'yon
thunders shots into night
smashing clipper's thin outer shell
Deep sixed
 
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What’s that?
You say something?
I must have misheard you.
I fear it is just but a game
To you.
 

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To you
a gallery
is vibrant asylum,
a decrepit shipping warehouse
downtown.
 

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Downtown
night lights blinking
reflections in windows
flashing between breaths in dark panes
alone
 

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Be safe,
arms to Jesus
flung in prayer despair
circling the dizzying fray
faith song
 

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Water
cold and lonely
is the home we now know.
Rust, ruptured bilge now our blanket
We sleep.
 

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rosemerry said:
Let's hope
all is fair in
love and war for they both
hurt. Injured parties grieve with each
other.

Rosemerry, I see you too love faeries. I am working on a book of faery poetry. It's been blissfully fun. :)

Anyway, I'm glad I stumbled across this thread... I love these games.

Other
People may stare
But they can't see inside
To where the soul cradles my heart
Divine
 

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We sleep
Once we were young.
We speak to you each day
Of the tales of your ancestors
We live.
 

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We die
Life extinguished
Our essense floats away
Scooped up midflight by God himself
We live
 

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We live
inside ourselves
protection against death
a promise broken in the end
with hope
 

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With Hope
She bade farewell
To the love of her life
Only temporarily gone
Faithful
 

Elizabeth George's book Write Away