INFORM POET – QUINZAINE

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.

 

WALT’S ATTEMPTED QUINZAINE:

I love the crash of the waves.

Do they speak to you?

Do you hear?

 

(C) Walter J Wojtanik 2019