Tuesday, May 02, 2006

 
YOU MAY HEAR ME RECITE MY POETRY ON YOUTUBE UNDER MY PEN NAME ICHTHYSCHIRO
CINQKU is a fixed-form five line tanka/cinquain image poem without a title in 17 syllables,concise with a surprise or turn in lines 4/5. The form was created by Denis Garrison,an American poet.

All the image poems below are COPYRIGHT of Brian Strand an English Poet they may be reproduced for educational purpposes provided an acknowlwdgement of copyright is made and an email advice of use is made to mailto:strandbg@aol.com

My chapbook IMAGE MOMENTS (published Sept 2008) printed by Parchments of Oxford ( £5/$10/5 Euros) contains more of cinqku,haiku and tanka and an example of a haiga.Can be acquired by applying to above email in the firstinstance

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CINQKU
#1
nesting
rooks among
the bursting buds--
stick by stick,Ides of March
unfold

#2
muffled
bells echo
across the square---
sepia memories
surface


# 3
a light
frost whitens
the frozen verge---
inert below,summer
awaits

#4
a thick
mist blankets
the winter dawn---
necklaced jewels bedeck
the hedge

#5
August
shaded gold
becomes monsoon---
berries rot beneath the
bramble

#6
dank fog
envelops
a bonfire night---
the party becomes a
damp squib

#7
under
the hedge a
welcome haven---
down my neck raindroplets
trickle

#8
dozing
on the lawn
St Swithin's day---
large round spots slash into
my lap

#9
five toes
and a pad
imprint the snow--
hunger brings a stranger
at night

#10
winter
arrives late--
in th forest
a stoat melts into a
snowdrift

#11
layers
of deep cloud
linger all day---
depression cateracts
insight

#12
sunlight
on the tiles
dusted with snow--
rivulets overflow
the butt

#13
over
the stubble
carrion crows---
the gamekeeper heads home
for tea

#14
blossom,
a welcome
springtime emblem---
the foretaste of fruitage
to come

#15
the first
heavy frost
whitens the lawn--
overnight fall becomes
winter

#16
smitten
by a smile,
the warmth of love
engaged and now lives on---
engraved

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