You ask me
Who I want to be?
Dare I return back to see?
Where will I find the roots to my tree?
Am I free?
Tony Maude of dVerse posted an interesting challenge today. To write, how shall I call it?…Once removed Cinquain.
The Cinquain is a five-line poem, invented by Adelaide Crapsey, an American poet. The first and last lines each have 2 syllables, with the intervening lines having 4, 6 and 8 syllables respectively. Tony asked us to write a five-line poem with 3, 5, 7 ,9 and 3 syllables.
I must say this challenge really intrigued me. Since English is not even my second language, sometimes it is hard to frame my emotions in a more technical verse form. I fell in love with acrostic form and it came surprisingly easy to me. When I read this latest challenge, I thought I might try it.
So, here is my humble offering. I have no idea if it is technically correct, but I gave my best. And if you don’t try it, you’ll never learn it.