239. Cinquain

Write a cinquain poem.

(in verse) a five-line stanza.

Here I would practice my writing, and prompt for today is 239. cinquain. I have never written a poem. Ever. Today I learn this new word ‘cinquain’ and it is not like my first time seeing the word ‘cinq’ I knew it is something related to ‘5’. In the late 19th century: French, from cinq ‘five’. Pronounced as sɪŋˈkeɪn/, and to write a 5-line, and oops, another new word of the day ‘stanza’, I decided to Google it:

In poetry, a stanza (/ˈstænzə/; from Italian stanza [ˈstantsa], “room”) is a grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation. Stanzas can have regular rhyme and metrical schemes, though stanzas are not strictly required to have either.

I saw a few nice examples and I like this word-count Cinquain
Line 1: 1 word (title)
Line 2: 2 words (describe the title)
Line 3: 3 words (describe the action)
Line 4: 4 words (describe a feeling)
Line 5: 5 words (refer to the title)

I also like the Syllable-count Cinquain that goes like:
2 syllables
4 syllables
6 syllables

8 syllables

2 syllables

red, delicious
crunching, chewing, eating
my favourite snack

My take:
creative, unique
painting, doodling, sketching
abstract, original, calm

My take on a Syllable-count Cinquain:
2- Create
4- mockups, samples
6- brings me joy, relaxing
8- Fulfilling to do it again
2- Design


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