Flash Friday: Quincouplets

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I recently had a poem selected for a new anthology called Introducing the Quincouplet. A quincouplet is a five word poetry form inspired by Hemingway’s six word story. It is a single stanza, two line poem composed of two words in the first line and three in the second. Here are two new quincouplets that I have been playing around with.

callous sponge
soaking up misery

overdue apology
return to sender

These next two quins are made up of Kangaroo Words which are words that contain the letters of another word of the same meaning within them and the letters of the second word appear in order. So maybe you could call it a doublequin? Can you find the quin within the quin?

stumble myself
across imaginary fabrications

devilish damsel
prattles obnoxious falsities

To read more about the history of the quincouplet please visit Quincouplet.org. Additional guidelines for composing your own quincouplets can be found here.


About Susan Warren Utley

Susan Warren Utley is a wife and mother living and writing in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her stories are inspired by the unexpected twists and turns of real life and by her muse, a feisty Jack Russell Terrier who occasionally answers to the name of Lucy. View all posts by Susan Warren Utley

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