A Covid Cinquain


Ominous threat
Reaching out to find me
Giving me constant pause for thought
Hope lives.

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

  1. Cinquains are five lines long.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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