CINQUAIN

The traditional cinquain is based on a syllable count.

line 1 - 2 syllables
line 2 - 4 syllables
line 3 - 6 syllables
line 4 - 8 syllables
line 5 - 2 syllables

The modern cinquain is based on a word count of words of a certain type.

line 1 - one word (noun) a title or name of the subject
line 2 - two words (adjectives) describing the title
line 3 - three words (verbs) describing an action related to the title
line 4 - four words describing a feeling about the titlem, a complete sentence
line 5 - one word referring back to the title of the poem


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Lovesong

Treefrogs
in my drainpipe
seranading their lovers
delight in keeping me awake
at night.


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A Threat

Stormclouds,
casting shadows
over weary soldiers,
threaten to cry heavy buckets
of tears.


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Oshun Annik

Oceans
hidden secrets
are a living wonder
for those who take time to open
their eyes.


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Repose

Woodlands
shelter the sprites,
providing a safe place
to rest, after a big day of
magic.


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Shining Secret

Moonbeams
Lighting the sea
On a still cloudless night
Illuminate the seaponies
At play


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I Know

Don't lie
I look though you
To the depths of your soul
I can see your innermost thought
I know


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Waiting

Empty
Old rocking chairs
Once creaking back and forth
Now sit motionless on the porch
Waiting

Sharing
Yesterday's dream
Is just a memory
They used to sit in unison
Rocking

Drought came
The lovers left
Leaving the chairs behind
They will rock again with new life
One day


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...Gaia

Mother
Leave the darkness
Feel the new life within
It is a cosmic enigma
...Gaia


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They Won!

Players,
Proud and joyful
Take a well deserved rest.
Dedication and sacrifice
Paid off.