- The Mirror Cinquain is:
- decastich (a poem of 10 lines)
- syllabic, 2/4/6/8/2/2/8/6/4/2 syllables per line.
This is a mixture of the standard Cinquain and a Reverse Cinquain. Basically a standard followed by a reversed.
So, using the usual syllable counting convention, a mirror cinquain = 2,4,6,8,2 blank line 2,8,6,4,2 syllables. This pattern repeats for longer mirror sequences.
Related forms: Baxter’s Hexastitch, Butterfly Cinquain, Cinquetun, Cinquino, Crapsey Cinquain, CinqCinquain, Cinquain Chain, Cinquain Swirl, Didactic Cinquain, Mirror Cinquain, Oddquain Butterfly, Standard Cinquain, The Balance
Soulful Husbandry (Mirror Cinquain)
lives in each of
us to make us what we
are, though we train them how to serve
compete to make us what we are.
So train them well and choose
the wolf that you
© Lawrencealot – February 20, 2014