Laurie asked us to write about the term, Phantasmagoric!
(Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia) 1. Pertaining or relating to a phantasmagoria; of the nature of phantasmagoria; illusive; unreal.
(Wiktionary) 1. adj. Characterized by or pertaining to rapid changes in light intensity and colour. 2. adj. Characterized by or pertaining to a dream-like blurring of real and imaginary elements.
Marian asked us to write a Cinquain. The cinquain poem, while having the feel and style of Japanese forms like haiku and tanka, was created by American poet Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914).
The cinquain is a five-line poem with the following characteristics, in decreasing order of importance:
- Strict syllable count: 2-4-6-8-2
- Strong title (important with such a tight poem)
- Strong imagery (perhaps, even, an image per line)
- Nature imagery, as in haiku or tanka (though I certainly vary from this!)
- Juxtaposition or a clever “turn” at the end
- Accented stress pattern (1-2-3-4-1) and initial capitalization were both used routinely by Crapsey (and are both present in her poems above) but have been all but abandoned in modern cinquain writing. I have not really focused on meter, but may make that my focus this weekend.
find a green home
I need a good manny petty
white roots show at six feet below
I spy clouds
birds shadow my thoughts
wish for eco friendly view
you shouldn't piss off Mother Nature
golden eyes you
all that glitters is not
born with a silver spoon in mouth
she looks like a moth
no that is buttermilk
no she is a rare grey-blue bloodhound breed