Portrait Of An Old Monkey
with a white nose
has rages like matchflames
in a spelunker's cathedral,
then dead, blown as quick as they're lit;
has joys small as gumdrops,
all swallowed whole
drops her red hat
in gold light's lost orange trees;
sees amethyst twilight turn black...
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Sunday Mini-Challenge: The Cinquin
Marian Kent of runaway sentence turns her considerable talents with the cinquin into a workshop where we can explore the many variations on this tight, five-line, syllable-counting form.
Process Notes: This poem is composed of a Butterfly Cinquin (2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2) followed by a traditional five line cinquin (2-4-6-8-2)
Image: Portrait of a Monkey, by George Stubbs, 1774
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