“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:

Image credit: Ol’ King Cole’s Castle

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! ❤

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

31 thoughts on ““Fairies” – A Cinquain Poem

    1. Thank you, Adele. This was a great form to try. Join in and create your own. ❤️


  1. I love this clever idea, and your cinquain is a perfect description of fairies! I love the image, too.
    Here’s my first attempt, entitled ‘Ghosts’:
    Lost souls
    Haunting our dreams,
    Hard to shake off…

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    1. Thanks for teaching us all a new form, Judith. I love the challenge of trying something new. Hugs! ❤️❤️❤️

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    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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