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A chapter in the book 2023 Gypsy's Tanka

~ Cold Wind ~

by Gypsy Blue Rose

Cinquain Poetry Contest Winner 



c o l d    w i n d   

meanders through   

bare boughs and crispy leaves  

     playing the forest symphony —  

a u t u m n 





Cinquain Poetry
Contest Winner


CINQUAIN is inspired by Japanese haiku and tanka, is akin in spirit to that of the *Imagists. The form is five lines with 22 syllables count in a pattern of 2/4/6/8/2. The title is used as the sixth line. It"s usually unrhymed but it can be rhymed and about any subject. It was created by American poet, Adelaide Crapsey in 1915. Her cinquain depends on the strict structure and intense imagery to communicate a mood or feeling.

*Imagism was a movement in early-20th-century American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language, very much as haiku and tanka. more information
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