Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Psalm of Cinquains - L , M and N

"L"
Jesus,
God's Light Who gives
Light to the world...be my
Light for this moment, this day, this...
my life

"M"
Mercy
and truth have met
together; righteousness
and peace have kissed each other at
the cross.

"M"
Many
are the deep cares
found in the heart, but the
Lord, from rubbled remains, draws forth
blessings.

"N"
New life,
new beginnings,
the old exchanged for new...
now clean, now holy, set apart,
set free!

"N"
Sparrows'
nests find shelter -
and I follow, Your altars
close, peace and safety to try out
new wings.

I recently got inspired by David's work in writing Psalm 119...and at the same time had come across this instruction (from an old homeschool English book) for writing cinquains...I am sure it wasn't just a serendipitous coincidence!  So here I am, taking the 26 letters of the English alphabet and creating my own Psalm of Cinquain for my Lord...(one a week for imperfect prose, now upped to 2- or more!)
Here is the pattern for writing a cinquain:Line 1 - states the title.........................2 syllables
Line 2 - describes the title....................4 syllables
Line 3 - expresses an action ................6 syllables
Line 4 - expresses a feeling..................8 syllables
Line 5 - another word for the title.........2 syllables

Would you like to join me in writing your own?

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