Monday, April 20, 2015

Day 20 - 2015 Cinquain Poem (Pattern Two) for #NationalPoetryMonth “30 poems in 30 days”

Day 20 - 2015 How to Write a Cinquain Poem (Pattern Two) for #NationalPoetryMonth “30 poems in 30 days”

Cinquain Poem ~ there’s more than one style of cinquain poem – so we’ll call this “Pattern Two.”

Cinq is French for FIVE ~ this poem has five lines that follow a specific pattern. And for THIS pattern (2) we will be counting WORDS and not syllables. Read on:

This short five-lined poem doesn’t have an actual title; rather, the FIRST line (one word) becomes the title.

It does not need to rhyme and 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 on this style poem: 


Eternal Reward
Must get there
Loved ones are waiting

© 2011 Stephanie Abney


Helping others
Let’s work together
Bearing one another’s burdens

© 2011 Stephanie Abney

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Vicki said...

Heaven's reward
For having children
It okay to laugh

Vicki said...

I meant: It's okay to laugh!

Axe-Sharp Thoughts said...

Peaceful surroundings
The spirit uplifts
Caring about our ancestors

Stephanie Abney said...

Nicely done, both of them!