Those who know me or read this blog have most likely realized I’m fascinated with poetry. Probably because I can’t write it.
So here’s my latest poetry comment. I’d like to challenge you to write a Cinquain. I’ve attempted this and laughed myself silly over the results and would love to see someone succeed where I fail. Below is the description of a Cinquain and an example. Can you create one?
A Cinquain is made up of five lines. Line 1 is one word, a noun, and the subject of the poem. Line 2 is two words, adjectives to describe the noun. Line 3 is three words, verbs ending in ‘-ing’ to describe the noun. Line 4 is four words, a sentence about the noun. And Line 5 is one more word, either a noun or adjective related to the noun.
Personally, I’d like to smack the person who thought this up. It’s torture. Anyway, a sample is over on the sidebar. I apologize for the structure in the sidebar; for some reason it’s not formatting the way I’m entering the words. You should be able to tell the separate lines by the capitalization.
Have fun and hope you share your results.