Saturday, January 30, 2010

30 January 1948 A Cinquain

January 30, 1948

To evening prayers
Two palms pressed together
Greeting, blessing his assassin:
"Oh, God!"

(A Cinquain is a 5 line poetic form inspired by Haiku and Tanka but adapted to English by by the American poet Adelaide Crapsey. Cinquain poetry has achieved quite a following over the years. In its basic form, a Cinquain's five lines display a syllabic count of 2-4-6-8-2. This one I wrote today to honor a lifelong  hero of mine, Mohandes K. Gandhi whose Autobiography I read in high school.)


Sarah Lulu said...

Oh God, indeed. xx

Dan Gurney said...

Sarah Lulu, the way you end your posts with Thank you, God, I can imagine you having the presence of mind to say something like that when the time comes. How much better than some other alternatives that come too easily to mind.