In the meantime, enjoy the responses I have made to other prompts.

Friday, August 26, 2011

A Quinzaine

Do They Come True?

Dreams, their ships sail us through life.
How many of us
reach the shore?

A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables distributed in three lines.  The first line makes a statement. The next two lines ask a question relating to that statement.  Here is the pattern:
Line 1: Statement of 7 syllables
Line 2: Beginning of question with 5 syllables
Line 3: End of question with 3 syllables



  1. fantastic write, love the lesson in poetry forms

  2. Love the Quinzaine! This is new to me, so thanks for the explanation. I'm going to give this a try.

  3. Regardless of the poetic 'form', which is foreign to me, this is a very good piece of writing that poses a profound question. I like it.

  4. Interesting. I learn something new everyday :) Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thank you all for reading my poem!