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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

RWP Image prompt & TOP Cinquain (attempt)

Written for ReadWritePoem Image prompt #6 & TotallyOptionalPrompts 'Cinquain'

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Image by tres clink-the-link-above^

SECRET SEAT

slippy
scarlet seat sleeps
shoeshine stall smells socky
shoppers shopping still stop sometime
shoes shine
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27 comments:

  1. One of the finest Oulipian-limited poems I have come across.

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  2. Thanks Dave, I'll take that as a compliment!

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  3. cinquain + alliteration = uniqueness.

    a perfect photo to support the cinquain too

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  4. Sufferin' succotash Sweet-talker!

    And the poem is in the shape of a christmas tree, to boot!

    (I would look up what Oulipian means, but I'm under too many time constraints right now.)

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  5. Thanks Totomai, I enjoyed reading your cinquain and looking at your unique photo's!

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  6. Hi Philo! You had me going for a moment there Philip!

    Ouvroir de litterature potentielle!

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  7. Your cinquain slips too thanks to the alliteration.

    Happy New Year to you!
    (I was up your way over Christmas.)

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  8. Watermaid, Happy New Year!
    I don't know what I'm writing half the time and the rest of the time I haven't got a clue!

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  9. A firmly seated cinquain there ;-)
    Happy New Year from this side of the hills.

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  10. Happy New Year Anthony thanks, it's been snowing - just - on this side of the Pennines!

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  11. What fun to have every word start with S! This takes talent! Love it!

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  12. Excellent! I had a hard time trying to write something for this picture; I'm impressed with what you did here. I love cinquains--they are so compact and clean.

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  13. I didn't read it out loud because... clever use of the prompts and sense of the shoeshine stand. Nice!!

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  14. Ha!
    I think my favorite part is the creation of the new smell word: socky!

    Super sweet syllables!

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  15. Thanks Leonard!

    Hi Linda, you're too kind!

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  16. Hi The Good Typist, Welcome to STG.. It was my first attempt at a cinquain and I did all the S's just to be different. Anyway...

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  17. Thanks Sue@Tumblewords, I really enjoyed reading your trio of cinquains today.

    Hi Angie, glad you liked it I usually just say sweaty!

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  18. all those "s" together: neat effect :)

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  19. Marvellous alliteration!

    Have a great creative year 2009!

    Butterfly Cinquain

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  20. Thanks Annamari!

    Hi Gautami, loved your Butterfly Cinquain!

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  21. Cool and slick angle of that red chair. This is not only alliterative, it's a tongue twister! Wish I was retired so I could try all these cool prompts, but reading them is a vicarious joy.

    Title is great because we don't know who has sat there once we do.
    especially liked personification "scarlet seat sleeps"
    smells socky (I caught a whiff here!)

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  22. Hi Gel, thanks for the in-depth comment, I hope the socky smell doesn't linger too long!

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  23. oh my gosh.. what a great reaction to the photo... i was stumped.. haha... could not help but to smile at the impact of the words, format and everything else inbetween!

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