My Music (Cinquain)

Music to my ears…

Hey everyone! The ‘Cinquain’ is a short poetic form consisting of a single stanza of five unrhymed lines. The syllabic pattern is 2/4/6/8/2, leading to a total of 22 syllables. Here’s my attempt at writing a ‘Cinquain’. Hope you enjoy!

Quill scratching words
Onto pristine parchment —
Nails on chalkboard to others — My

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My Music (Cinquain)

Author: Anacrazyfuturewriter

Hey everyone! I'm a tenth-grade poetry enthusiast, Harry Potter aficionado, and public speaking connoisseur. My poems aim to convey the profound philosophical thoughts that come to me when I'm playing a game of chess or watching an episode of the Big Bang Theory. I love experimenting with new forms and styles of poetry, so you just might find yourself improving your own repertoire of poetic formats as you browse through this blog. Thanks for reading!

25 thoughts on “My Music (Cinquain)”

  1. A good syllable based cinquain.
    Really the first and last word should be synonyms.
    The first a single two syllable word.
    The second line, two words describing the first. The third, three verbs describing the action.
    The fourth four words giving deeper detail.
    And the last , one 2 syllable synonym for the first. Does tgat make sense?

    1. Yeah I have read that breakdown of the cinquain but I don’t really enjoy how simplistic that makes the form. But I will try to adhere to the ‘first and last word should be synonyms’ rule. Thanks for the advice!

      1. In reference to Ritu’s synonyms for 1 & last word – I looked back at you poem & the first word that came to me is “Sounding” with you last word being Music. It works with the echoing of the Quill. Just a thought . . . j.k

  2. I think Ritu is spot on with her description of the (Modern) Didactic Cinquain. There are several forms. You have written a Crapsey Cinquain which does not have the same criteria but requires 22 syllables as you have described. The Sicilian Cinquain is 5 lines written in iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b-a. The English Cinquain has 5 lines, no particular meter but a rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b-b, and finally that most popular form of a Cinquain – the limerick!

  3. This is lovely, AnaCrazy. We writers are a weird bunch. Do you really write with quill and parchment? I’m a gel pen and black-n-white composition book kind of girl myself, when I take notes from the muses. Then into the computer it goes, always in 14-point Candara font–I hate Times New Roman. Here is a “found” pantoum that morphed into a statement about my weird writing style:

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