Writing prompt of the day: Write a cinquain.

Writing prompt of the day: Write a cinquain.

The five-line cinquain was invented by the American poet Adelaide Crapsey. It consists of two syllables in the first line, four in the second, six in the third, eight in the fourth, and two in the fifth.

To give you an idea of the cinquain, here is a poem from Adelaide Crapsey:

November Night

Listen.

With faint dry sound,

Like steps of passing ghosts,

The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees

And fall.

Your challenge is to write a cinquain.

Here is my attempt:

Dividends

Beneath

my pillow lies

a childhood victory.

The Tooth Fairy applauds loss more

than most.

Now it’s your turn! To free the writer, write your poem and share it in the comments below.

Enjoy,

Rachel

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