Tell me Pretty maiden Where have you been hiding Lost to me all these many years Now found
Now found And full of hope I am able again To live in bright expectation Of joy
Of joy Of coupled love Rekindling lost passion Rebirth for my expiring soul Time heals
Time heals The wounds of hurt Complete again with you Able again to face my world In peace
In peace We start again The slate now wiped clean The past dissolved in history Hope lives
This poem has been composed in response to Abigail Gronway’s (‘Dark Side Of The Moon’) CPC Challenge published 12/4/19. I quote: . . .
The Crown Cinquain
Like the Cinq-Cinquain that we studied last week, the Crown Cinquain, or Cinquain Chain, is also made up of a series of exactly five Crapsey Cinquains. So what’s the difference? I’m glad you asked. The distinguishing feature of the Crown Cinquain appears in the two-syllable lines at the beginning and end of each stanza, as they are used to link one stanza to another. This process is called a forming link, a chain, or a corona (hence crown). To be more specific, the last line of each cinquain is repeated as the first line of the next cinquain. There is one other slight difference. In the Cinq-Cinquain, the stanza breaks are optional; but in the Crown Cinquain, they are required.
So here in summary, is the Crown Cinquain:
a series of 5 [entire] Crapsey Cinquains, 25 lines total syllabic count: 2-8-6-4-2 in each stanza written with breaks between stanzas rhyme is optional last line of the previous cinquain repeated as first line of the next cinquain
You promise a delicious bonus I wonder what joy that could bring Perhaps, being a tell-tale romantic, And allowing conjecture to sing, A cruise on a tropical ocean, Where mermen and mermaids will bring Their wisdom, their unceasing love songs, To promise delight in the spring.
Reverse Cinquain: Simply a Crapsey Cinquain in which the syllable count appears in reverse order. Adelaide Crapsey’s cinquains utilized a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2. Therefore, the syllable count of the Reverse Cinquain is 2-8-6-4-2.