Saturday, September 01, 2012

What Would Darwin Do?

Know I
cannot paint.
Thus, I free these
creatures. What would Darwin
have done?

Thanks to Sharmishtha Basu, I am learning some new poetic forms.  I decided to couple this poem with my crazy painting, "Darwin on Drugs."
Cinqku is a 5 line haiku attributed to American poet Denis Garrison found at Poetry Bridge. It particularly explores the use of the line break and retains the maximum syllable count of the haiku. (Note: the haiku is a small poem of 17 syllables or less, the Cinqku is more restrictive with a strict syllable count of 17.) The Cinqku should have a turn or surprise in L4 and L5.
The Cinqku is:
1. a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
2. syllabic. A strict syllable count of 2-3-4-6-2 syllables per line.
3. composed with a turn or surprise in L4 or L5.
4. untitled.
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