“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:

Image credit: poetryteatime.com

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! ❤



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31 replies

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

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  3. I loved your poem very much Colleen.

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

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  5. 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

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

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

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  8. You did that beautifully! I may have to try sometime. ❤

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

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

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