C: Cinquain


Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables 2, 4, 6, 8 and 2 in five lines.


Are memories

I gather, my soul feeds

Drumming at walls I have built, now


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Liam says:

    There’s power in the stark minimalism of syllables building up to 8and then suddenly returning to 2.


    1. ipsyb says:

      Yes. And I had fun doing this.

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  2. I use Cinquains with my students for all the reasons you mentioned. They’re a nice entre into writing poetry.

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  3. rosemawrites says:

    you wrote with a fluid flow. love this. and im doing an a to z of forms too! yay!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ipsyb says:

      Thank you! Will drop by soon.

      Liked by 1 person

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