Sonnetina Cinque

SONNETINA CINQUE
1. This form comprises of two cinquains.
2. There is no set meter or rhyme scheme, though iambic pentameter or tetrameter is common.
I HAVE SEEN THIS POSTULATED:
iambic tetrameter, rhyme scheme aabba OR abbaa
3. The first cinquain gives a statement or sets up a question.
The second cinquain provides a counterpoint to that statement or answers the question.

Example Poem

Maybe   (Sonnetina Cinque)

A gentleman must always know
A “maybe” spoken by his date
means actions planned “might” have to wait.
While “yes” is clear and signals ” go,
“Maybe” seems meaning “yes,but slow.”

She needs some help and time to think
which will be moot if you inspire
emotionally ignited fire.
A “maybe’s” changed with just a wink
and kisses helped along with drink.

© Lawrencealot – January 6, 2013

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