April 6th, 2006

Egrets Reading

Five Lines

There's something about five line poetry that I like. Obviously, I'm a bit nutty about cinquains, which is how I came to edit a webzine like Amaze.

However, I also enjoy tanka and I've found that some of the longer poems I've been writing lately are ending up in five-line stanzas....

Speaking of cinquains, there are just four days left in my blog cinquain contest. The winner will receive my extra copy of the current issue of California Quarterly.

Click here to read the blog entry where the contest entries are to be posted.

Here's something from my own cinquain repertoire:

Worm Moon

restless
under the earth,
months from summer's fish hook --
in the moonlit surface stillness,
unseen

-Deborah P Kolodji
first published in Full Moon, March 2005
included in unfinished book, Shadow's Ink Publications, February 2006