Sunday, June 6, 2010


The Cinquain (pronounced ‘sin-cane’) also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines. The best known form of cinquain poetry was created in the early 1900s by a poet named Adelaide Crapsey.

Though the cinquain has many forms and many rules have been formed and confused, I prefer to keep mine as I deem fit and which puts forth the best meaning in five lines (as in any other form of my writing), and that is because I believe meaning is more important than form.

Though beautiful
Can be crushed
Through, while with ignorance

Binding pity
Felt through today
As darkness awaits this city
Fooled by yesterday

Some feelings
Of your love
I feel like I am dreaming
Like a dove

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