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...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

8 Last Call: Quinzane: Truth

Quinzaine:  Truth

There are three sides to the truth.
How do you unearth
the truth's truth?

Honesty cannot be beat.
What about white lies?
Do you lie?

An Aside:  no recording this week....  I know...I're all devistated.

A Form Aside:  It has been a while since I created a quinzaine.  I find because of their brevity that it is more fun to create them in (at least) pairs.  I also like to construct one with a single question posed in the last two lines and one where each of the last two lines are their own individual questions.  The second can be a bit tricky, because really it isn't that easy coming up with a three syllable question that relates to the original statement. 

This is my offerings for this week's dVerse Poets Pub OpenLinkNight. If you get a chance, check out all of the talented poets who have stepped up into the spotlight.


  1. some interesting little contemplations here. well constructed, enjoyed them very much.

  2. anyone that tells you they dont lie just did...and its all in perspective...not yours but finding that of others...smiles...

  3. ha...the truth...always a thing that can be looked on from different angles...some interesting thoughts..

  4. I'd never heard of the quinzaine form. Your poems were thoughtprovoking. I like contemplating 'truth's truth.'

  5. I find the notion of "truth" to be loaded with bizarreness. When talking about a particular thing, it means something. But when talking about abstractions, it has no meaning.
    So a lie, in that case, is inevitable.

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  6. An interesting form and play of words ~ It would help commenting if you turn off the word verification ~

  7. the quinzaine is a new form to me. i enjoyed these and the questions you posed.

  8. This is a new form to me, thank you so much for the excellent introduction.