A Selection of Quinzaines

I have been looking at different type of poetry and found a formwork competition online. This month they are focusing on the Quinzaine form:

A quinzaine is composed of just 15 syllables. A quinzaine contains no rhyming words and no meter requirements. Within 15 syllables, a quinzaine makes a statement and asks a question. The poet doesn’t need to know the answer to the question. The 15 syllables of a quinzaine are broken down into three lines. Here is the pattern:

Line 1: 7 syllables – make a statement
Line 2: 5 syllables – start a question about the subject
Line 3: 3 syllables – finish the question

I have been playing with some ideas, and came up with the below:

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A house is not always home.

Will you help make a

Home with me?

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I will forever want you.

But will you ever

See my pain?

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A single Touch can kill me.

Will you bring me back

With one more?

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Sometimes life is just too hard.

Over time will it

Get better? 

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The pursuit of happiness.

Searching for something

To live for?

 

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