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Autumn,
Lonely late rose
Dying with summer sun;
Petals falling off like embers
Burning...
A cinquain is a short, unrhymed poem consisting of 22 syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. American poet Adelaide Crapsey invented the modern form, inspired by Japanese haiku and tanka.
In contrast to the Eastern forms upon which she based them, Crapsey always titled her cinquains, effectively utilizing the title as a sixth line.

Your insight about the poem is very much appreciated. :)
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ToneDeafBard Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice colorful imagery, I liked the line "dying with the summer sun"
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Agnes-Arelia Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for saying so. :)
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kara-li Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yaay! beauty and the beast!

first thought that came into my mind. i never heard of a cin-whatever.
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Agnes-Arelia Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Huh! I like the impression it gave you, I never thought about it that way. :)

Yeah, I know, haha, neither did I! Lately, I've been discovering these strange forms and trying them out.
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kara-li Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thats awesome. i would look into that, but i'm trying to discover my own style of writing right now. so...
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Agnes-Arelia Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, everyone has their own ways of writing, as it should be. :)
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kara-li Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*grin*
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:iconckautumn:
This is a lovely poem. And I may have to give the form a shot. I love trying new stuff. Yep, the image is ablaze in my mind, lovely =)
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Agnes-Arelia Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's a fun form to play around with, I highly recommend trying it. :) And thank you very much for both the comment and the fave. :)
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:iconrelayerduos:
Not sure how I feel about that last line. (5th) Feels too... conclusive.
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