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Progress -
a simple act
the art of moving on
suddenly snatched away again
Regress

Falling
always alone
without a friend or net
suddenly lifted to the sky
Rising

Flying
Wind born poet
nestled into the clouds
words the only safe place you know
Landing

Moving
trick of the light
hurtling into the sun
an impossible position
Stopping

Living
only an act
you are on a trapeze
relentless fall of acrobats
Dying
December Form Challenge, 2012 :iconkiwi-damnation::iconprojectdfc:


The cinq-cinquain is a 5 stanza poem which has 5 lines per stanza. The syllabic
count on these are 2,4,6,8,2 with the first line of each stanza contradicting its
last line

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:iconshades-of-lethe:
Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Genius... :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I am glad you like it.
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Living
only an act
you are on a trapeze
relentless fall of acrobats
Dying

This is perfect.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Nothing can really be said to describe how amazing I think that poem is, so I'm just favoring it 1_~
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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:iconfuzzyhoser:
FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a really interesting format, actually. Well done, Brendan!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
The blank verse fixed form were much harder to do.
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:iconfuzzyhoser:
FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll buy that. :nod:
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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Cloud-and-Petrichor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning, they should have these in the dictionary! :rose:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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whimsicalworks Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Clever.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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ZenScout Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
'Falling
always alone
without a friend or net
suddenly lifted to the sky
Rising'

Pure Brilliance!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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InklingsOfOblivion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This poem is just... Wow. It's work like this which reminds me why I love dA, and writers like you that inspire me. Such a clever poem. :).
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
That is incredibly nice of you - thanks very much!
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InklingsOfOblivion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) every word was true! you're welcome :heart:
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very good! It must be a difficult type of poem to write. :iconhapholplz:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
It was...the simplest ones are hardest!
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TheDorsai Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I could get a feel for this style of poetry. This year I've written almost exclusively in narratives. I like the almost drifting nature of this work.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
I think short poetry with strict meter is VERY hard to write!
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ThomasInTheClouds Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
I love the contradictions in the first and last lines!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. It was listed as part of the form, but I did not see it elsewhere.
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Skullkid43 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Love it!!:love:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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:iconskullkid43:
Skullkid43 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Your Welcome:D
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:iconnightshade-keyblade:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wait, you actually have to have a syllable count to do this poem?
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Yeah...and it was a challenge!
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:iconnightshade-keyblade:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm...I wonder if I might come up with a creative variation of this type of poem...Thanks!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant!!!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
I am very glad you like it - thanks for your support!
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my great pleasure:heart:
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TheAntiAnti-Drug Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.
The rhythm, the speed, the imagery... and it strikes something emotional in the curve of the words.
Best use of this simple form that I've seen.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. It stumped me at first, but I am pleased with the result.
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart::heart:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for your continued support. I think I may finish almost all of them this year. I cannot wrap my head around that frigging sestina!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think I've managed one... once; enough methinks. :D
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