Cinquain Poetry

Poetry Contest
Share a cinquain poem. The format for this type of poem is simple. Each line has a specific number of syllables.

Line 1 - 2 syllables.
Line 2 - 4 syllables.
Line 3 - 6 syllables.
Line 4 - 8 syllables.
Line 5 - 2 syllables.

A cinquain is a short and usually unrhymed poem. But writers can use a rhyme scheme if desired. Your cinquain can be written about any subject. You decide the rhyme scheme (if any) and the subject matter. But submitted poems must follow the syllable rules as specified above.

Here is an example of a cinquain poem:

She's lost
inside her laugh
before the rising tide
that reaches out to tickle her
bare toes.
    -First Visit to the Ocean by Jeanne Cassler

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.

Deadline: Aug 5th

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