Posted in January 2015, Poetry Types, Quinzaine, Quinzaine


Quinzaine poem about birthdayOriginal Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015
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This is kind of a fun little form.  I decided to try this form (that I had never tried before) because upon learning that its name meant “fifteen”,  I immediately thought of my grand-daughter who just turned 15 years old, and so,  I wanted to write a poem for her 15th birthday card! 🙂

“The English word quinzaine come from the French word qunize, meaning fifteen. A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables. These syllables are distributed among three lines so that there are seven syllables in the first line, five in the second line and three in the third line (7/5/3). The first line makes a statement. The next two lines ask a question relating to that statement.”
( from Shadow Poetry—  )