Tarzan, or an American Cinquain (cinquain)

OK, I’ll get to Tarzan in a moment!

An American Cinquain – invented by Adelaide Crapsey – is a short poem of 5 lines with a syllabic pattern of 2-4-6-8-2.

[Source: 2010 Poet’s Market listing for Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, p. 72].

Here’s my initial effort:

Tarzan / wasn’t seeking / a wife; he was seeking / a swinging good time and a hot / prime mate.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to Tarzan, or an American Cinquain (cinquain)

  1. OMGosh!Too funny Andy! Loved it!
    Have a swinging good time yourself!

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