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Three Cinquain Poems ~ Smoke and Mirrors ~ Spike ~ Buffy

The first one took a while to get out.  Like I mentioned in my last post, I only had the smoke and mirrors thought in my head for inspiration and it was past midnight when I wrote it.  The Spike one came very quickly as he always inspires.  The Buffy one was easier because it's only a modified Cinquain.



By Way of Smoke and Mirrors


Stardom
Bloated, Empty
Deceives famished egos
Ephemeral smoke and mirrors
Grandeur




On the Subject of Spike


Vampire
Bloody, tempting
Sauntering through darkness
My unguarded heart enraptured
Timeless



They Call This One Buffy


The Slayer
Strong, Dutiful
Hunting, quipping, eliminating
Consistently guarding her affections
The Chosen




The first two poems are true Cinquain poems.  They consist of 22 syllables and it's not as easy as it looks.  At least for me.  The modified Cinquain is easier to do as the poet is not bound by a rigid amount of syllables.  My titles are long to follow the pattern of my favorite poem by the creator of the Cinquain, Adelaide Crapsey.  It's called "Niagara, Seen on a Night in November".

                                                                   True Cinquain

1 noun/topic
2 adjectives that describe the topic
3 words that express action
4 words that express a feeling
1 word that refers to the title
2 syllables
4 syllables
6 syllables
8 syllables
2 syllables

       
                                              Modified Cinquain

1 noun/topic
2 adjectives that describe the topic
3 words that express action
4 words that express a feeling
1 word synonym that refers to the title
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