Catoptromancy: A Cinquino*
a future filled of finished dreams,
where all I want’s now mine—
but why am I
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Cinquino is a gimmicky invented verse form that reverses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain. It was found in a book on poetry for teachers and was created by a 20th century American educatorJames Neille Northe.
The Cinquino is:
- a poem in 5 lines.
- syllabic, 2-8-6-4-2 syllables per line.