Monday, April 7, 2014

DAY SEVEN!! “Cinquain Poem" - PATTERN TWO" for “30 Poems in 30 Days”

Two days ago we did Cinquain Poem ~ I mentioned there is more than one style of cinquain poem – so we’ll call this “Pattern Two.” (Pattern One was all about the number of syllables per line - Pattern Two is all about the NUMBER OF WORDS per line, regardless of how many syllables each line has).

Cinq is French for FIVE ~ this poem has five lines that follow a specific pattern.

Don't give this short five-lined poem a title; rather, the FIRST line (one word) becomes the title.

It does not rhyme (unless your ending words just happen to rhyme but don't TRY to make it rhyme). In this version you count the number of words per line and each line has specific requirements:

1st line ~ one word – the subject (or title) or your poem
2nd line ~ two words that describe the title/subject
3rd line ~ three words that express action
4th line ~ four words that express a thought or feeling
5th line ~ one word synonym for title (restates your subject using a different word)

Here's my efforts; one I wrote this morning and two from three years ago: 


Adorable
Little girl
Hugs her grandma
Tight as she can
Delightful
                                                 © 2014 Stephanie Abney
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Service
Helping others
Let’s work together
Bearing one another’s burdens
Love
                                                 © 2011 Stephanie Abney
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Heaven
Eternal Reward
Must get there
Loved ones are waiting
Home
                                                 © 2011 Stephanie Abney
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Okay, YOUR TURN!! Remember, it's all about the NUMBER of WORDS, not syllables. Go!

4 comments:

Diane Jortner said...

Stephanie, I love your poems. The last one is perfect. I wrote a poem for my A to Z Challenge today. It was very quick but it honors our writing group! Check it out at: http://livingwritingteaching.blogspot.com/

Tanya Parker Mills said...

Homecoming
Sweet relief
I step inside
To what is normal
Returning

Jewelianna said...

Insomnia
Nocturnal wakefulness
Wasting restful hours
Frustrated when daylight breaks
Exhaustion

Vicki said...

Twins
Double trouble
Always having fun
Twice as much love
Doubles

This is dedicated to a friend who had twins on Wednesday!