“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:

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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:

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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! ❤


    1. These cinquains are fun, Annette! You still have the brevity of meaning but I think the word impact is really special. I would love to see you do one about angels. ❤


        1. I like learning new things. I hope others will jump in and try it too. These cinquains are a fun, quick poetry piece to try. Quite expressive, like Haiku. You are just so darn sweet! 😀

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          1. Yes, I saw the meaning you need to give each line. Very cool and makes it profoud! Hehe… you made me smile 😁 Have a lovely rest of your day, dear Colleen 💖

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    1. Hi, Viva. I hope you give the cinquain a go. I really loved how the words came together to enhance your none. Have fun! ❤


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