A cinquain poem is a classic form of poetry. It is a short five-line poem, with a maximum of eleven words. It was invented by an American poet who was inspired by the concept of Haiku. Haiku means a short poem in Japanese language. A collection of 28 cinquain poems, titled Verse, was published in 1915. A striking feature of cinquain poem is the imagery - it is appealing to the senses and connects well to the readers.
A cinquain poem on flowers:
Vibrant and Fragrant
Small buds turn into
There are some rules to be followed while writing a cinquain poem:
1. There should be 5 lines; not less, not more.
2. First line is the title and should be a single word, second line should have 2 words, third line - 3 words, fourth line - 4 words and finally the last line - 1 word. It should be synonymous with the first line/word/title.
3. A total of the above is 1+2+3+4+1 = 11 words in each poem; not more, not less.
Some cinquain poems:
Silent, talkative, playful,
Innocent, creative, curious and beautiful
Happiness, joy and thrill
But also makes us
Has time for
Little pleasures as he