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“Fairies” – A Cinquain Poem

My friend, Judith Barrow suggested I try writing a Cinquain poem. This was a new form I had never heard of, so I decided to do a little research. Here is what I found out:

Image credit: Ol’ King Cole’s Castle

Here is a 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 what I came up with!

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 can be found in many European languages, and the origin of the form dates back to medieval French poetry.”

I guess it has been poetry week on silverthreading.com this week. Won’t you join me? Try out some new poetry forms! I can’t wait to see what you come up with! <3

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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31 Comments

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  2. I like your cinquain. It will be fun to try. Great picture of the fairy. Love her shoes and the frog. <3

  3. this is absolute beautiful!

  4. That is a lovely achievement, my fairy queen 💖

  5. You did that beautifully! I may have to try sometime. <3

  6. A lovely form and your cinquain is beautiful! :o)

  7. Colleen, you have excelled yourself. This is such a lovely version of a cinquain. And with an image of perfect match.Jx

  8. I love this clever idea, and your cinquain is a perfect description of fairies! I love the image, too.
    Here’s my first attempt, entitled ‘Ghosts’:
    Ghosts
    Lost souls
    Haunting our dreams,
    Hard to shake off…
    Spirits

  9. Thanks for the enchanting cinquain and the lesson and source.

  10. I loved your poem very much Colleen.

  11. Oh, I love this, Colleen.😀 Delicate and shining with light!

  12. This is a beautiful cinquain! I love all forms of verse my three favourites being the Nonet and Haiku .. you have me thinking of doing a cinquain now ! xx

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