Reaching out to find me
Giving me constant pause for thought
A cinquain is a particulay form of five-line poem that was invented by Adelaide Crapsey,an American poet who took her inspiration from Japanese haiku and tanka.
The Rules of a Cinquain
- Cinquains are five lines long.
- They have 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in the third, 8 in the fourth line, and just 2 in the last line.
- Cinquains do not need to rhyme, but you can include rhymes if you want to.
N.B. A Quintain is the generic name for any poem consisting of just FIVE lines