How to Write a Cinquain Poem

Word Craft Poetry

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting October 2, 2017. It’s called a cinquain:

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Here is another site that will help you with word count and syllables. It is called wordcalc.com. I use howmanysyllables.com. Click on the poem workshop tab and try it out.

Here is an example of a cinquain:

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Here is my example:

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Fairies

dreamlike beings

soaring, flying, airborne,

elegant shapeshifters of light –

pixies

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

A cinquain is a form of shape poetry and is always centered on the page. The required syllables needed for each line give it a unique shape.

Poet.org shares, (please click the link to learn more about this poetry form).

“The cinquain, also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines. Examples of cinquains…

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Flower of the Day – September 30, 2017 – Dahlias for Becky

Cee's Photo Challenges

Feel free to add your floral photo to the comments. This way we can all enjoy everyone’s flowers.  

This dahlia photo is in honor of Becky over at The Life of a 40 Something, she has been having a challenge the entire month of September for flowers in a square photo.  You should check out her posts for this past month.  They’ve been wonderful.

Yes, that is a full sized human standing among the dahlias at Swan Island Dahlias. Photo taken in 2009.

Qi (energy) hugs

Cee

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