The English word quinzaine comes from the French word qunize, meaning fifteen. A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables.
These syllables are usually distributed among three lines: 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.
With thanks to Shadow Poetry: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/quinzaine.html
MARIE ELENA’S QUINZAINE
All’s all and that’s all all is.
Are y’all still with me?
© Copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013
Love speaks in hushed tones.
Hear its whisper?
Will it seduce your heart?
© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013