Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Day 28 ~ Cinquain Pattern 3 for #NationalPoetryMonth and "30 poems in 30 days"

I really LOVE Cinquain Poems – it was at a poetry workshop many moons ago that I was first introduced to cinquain poetry. It’s remained one of my favorites. I have uncovered THREE DIFFERENT ways to write a cinquain poem; 1 is by counting the number of syllables per line, another by counting the number of words per line, and the last one counts WORDS . . .  BUT with very SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS!! Today we are doing the LAST type ~

Cinquain poems always have FIVE LINES, but for the version I call “Pattern 3,” you will need to fill each line in ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTIONS BELOW!! J

This Cinquain Poem has a certain number of words for lines 1, 2, 3, and 5 but line 4 is any phrase (just a short sentence) you want to use so it sort of “pull it all together”

Here is the PATTERN:   

Line1: A noun

Line 2: Two adjectives

Line 3: Three -ing words

Line 4: A phrase (short, but no specific number of words)

Line 5: Another word for the noun


Here are two examples of mine I wrote a while ago:


Graceful, lyrical
Leaping, twirling, spinning
My beautiful granddaughter
                                                     © 2019 Stephanie Abney



Sweet, precious
Laughing, babbling, crying
If only they stayed little

                                                    © 2011 Stephanie Abney



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1 comment:

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Here's mine. And now I have to take Dad and the dog to the park, if Dad will ever remember how to swallow the water he's had in his mouth for over an hour and a half now.