Poetry Form: Cinquain
A Cinquain is a five line poem. Line one is one word that is a subject or a noun. Line two is two words that are adjectives that describe line one. Line three is three words that are action verbs that relate to line one. Line four is four words, that are feelings or a complete sentence that relates to line one. Line five is one word, that is a synonym of line one or a word that sums it up.
Upon her nape
Sifting through the shadows
Touching fears with fine fingertips
Searching for the sunshine
Hope is healing for two in it
When it’s least expected
Purposed preparation for now
Let them be true
It’s time to rest this tired yin
Written By: Jody Austin
About the Author
Jody’s mother was and is still a poet and artist who introduced her to poetry and expressive writing as a child in elementary school. Her bed time stories were of Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Marcus Garvey, Phylis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Chavez, Gil Scott Heron, Khalil Gibran, The Last Poets, and many others. All of these influences started Jody’s creative writing experiences as a child and throughout her adulthood.
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