This form was developed by Adelaide Crapsy. You can read the history here.
"Cinquains have five lines
Line 1: Title (noun) - 1 word
Line 2: Description - 2 words
Line 3: Action - 3 words
Line 4: Feeling (phrase) - 4 words
Line 5: Title (synonym for the title) - 1 word"
Encouraging, learning, challenging
Embracing Christ's individual call
These poems are similar to the cinquain, but form the shape of a diamond.
"Line 1: Noun or subject - one word
Line 2: Two Adjectives that describe line 1
Line 3: Three 'ing words that describe line 1
Line 4: Four nouns - the first two are connected with line 1; the last two are connected with line 7
Line 5: Three 'ing words that describe line 7
Line 6: Two adjectives that describe line 7
Line 7: Noun Synonym for the subject"
Learning, celebrating, networking
Workshops, worship, submissions, rejections
Crafting, editing, honing
WritersYou can learn about some other forms of poetry and write your own samples by visiting Kathi Mitchell's post, Poetry for Kids.
I Wish Poem
"Each line of the poem begins with the words "I wish" and then you fill in your ideas. The poem should be 8-10 lines long."
I wish every Canadian grasped God's amazing love.I wish every Canadian accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour.I wish every Canadian Christian used his or her spiritual gifts.I wish every Canadian Christian writer received the support and encouragement he or she needed.I wish every Canadian Christian writer understood the benefits of belonging to InScribe.I wish every InScribe member obeyed God's call to write.I wish every InScribe member felt supported in his or her writing.I wish every InScribe member attended our fall conference.
Thanks for coming on this journey with me. I hope you've enjoyed the ride as much as I have. Thanks for the challenge, Brenda :)
You can connect with Ruth and learn more about her usual writing style at http://ruthlsnyder.com