Cinquain Examples

These are cinquain examples including famous examples of cinquain poems and some of the best cinquain examples by web poets.

Cinquain Examples by Web Poets

Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Elaine George

Winter - Traditional Cinquain

Winter
The kiss of death
That downs the autumn leaves
To burn in crimson flames beneath
The ice 

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Author:  Elaine George

Awarded:  First Place in Brian Strand's
                 Traditional Cinquain Contest
Awarded:   Fourth place in Catie Lindsay's
                  Traditional Cinquain Contest


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Nick Ruff

Smile


Her smile –
a simple thing,
but in the snow reflects
through winter's cold, the gentleness
of love.


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Ruben O.

Slowly

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                                                   Slowly,
                                                   on the man face,
                                                   tears slide through painted flags—  
                                                   the son fondles his Dad's hand and
                                                   accepts




: ) Inspired by Argentina vs. Germany (4-0) in the 2010 World Cup Soccer... : (


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Mark Syman

Football

Football
Fingers grip against
Over the line, he did it
touchdown


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Marvin D. Schrebe

Dogs

Dogs
Faithful Companions
Barking, running, chasing
Loving loyal pets/Sentinels
Pups


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Thvia Stein

Wrongful conviction

Sweetened dung is shoveled down
gluttonous throats with eager appetites for
alleged misdeeds skillfully spun
into a frenzy of sensationalized hype
by media-seasoned reporters.
.
Seduced by speculation and hearsay,
a jury of pseudo-intellectuals assembles
neatly with moral turpitude tied
smug and tight around rigid white collars
stained heavy with sweat and anticipation.
 
She stands alone as the eyes of
the court pierce through her appraising
her posture and expression while
the echo of charges being read dissipates
with the smell of type ink and old mahogany.
 
Fragments of truth embellished
for shock-value and dramatic effect
spill forth as vomit
from confessional mouths
reeking of rot and fermentation.
 
Vulturous prosecutors rise in fluid
motion squawking accusations in
expert execution of closing arguments, 
pecking apart flesh, unconscionably
scattering the meaty bones of her defense.


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Namon Kanatharana

The Forest

                Forest
       Green, calm, nature
   Wildlife, adventure, great
People go hiking and camping
            ...Peaceful...


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Melissa De Vos

Sister

Love
Stubborn, funny
Hugging, laughing, fighting
You can run. But you can't hide. 
Bond


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Cassie Smith

Dog

                                              Dog
                                         Loyal, brave 
                                Loving, Playing, Gaurding 
                                      Best friend of man
                                                 Pet


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Doris Culverhouse

Cinquain modern--Sleep

Sleep
friend, foe
snoring, rest, rattle
peaceful ease, magical, mystic
Somber


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Mehnaz Veetil

A Kiss In My Dream

       ...Stars
       shine soft,
   The kiss, yours
Ablaze,deep,eyes lull
            Eternal...


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Thvia Stein

The poet and the jester (on embracing duality)

It is the conversation
between the poet and the jester.
The poet- with solemn introspection;
the jester- with careless regard,
each captivating the other.

It is the ultimate irony
of this unlikely coupling,
entwining their words,
combining truth and mischief,
sabotaging established decorum.

Neither threatened nor contrite,
nor challenging the others' wisdom,
but with enthusiastic fornication
and eager indecency
they consecrate their mutual madness


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Adam Hapworth

Beauty

Beauty.
A perception,
translated to feelings,
upon which joyful reveler's 
delight.


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Charleen Martinez

Coffee

Coffee

It thickly pours

Down into my blue mug

I savor its velvety taste

Awake


Poem Details | by Poem Details | by Kim van Breda

PIZZA

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Famous Cinquain Examples

RELEASE

With swift
Great sweep of her
Magnificent arm my pain
Clanged back the doors that shut my soul
From life.

by Adelaide Crapsey
TRIAD

These be
Three silent things:
The falling snow…the hour
Before the dawn…the mouth of one
Just dead.

by Adelaide Crapsey
SNOW

Look up…
From bleakening hills
Blows down the light, first breath
Of wintry wind…look up, and scent
The snow!

by Adelaide Crapsey
ANGUISH

Keep thou
Thy tearless watch
All night but when blue-dawn
Breathes on the silver moon, then weep!
Then weep!

by Adelaide Crapsey
TRAPPED

Well and
If day on day
Follows, and weary year
On year…and ever days and years…
Well?

by Adelaide Crapsey
MOON-SHADOWS

Still as
On windless nights
The moon-cast shadows are,
So still will be my heart when I
Am dead.

by Adelaide Crapsey
SUSANNA AND THE ELDERS

"Why do
You thus devise
Evil against her?" "For that
She is beautiful, delicate;
Therefore."

by Adelaide Crapsey
YOUTH

But me
They cannot touch,
Old Age and death…the strange
And ignominious end of old
Dead folk!

by Adelaide Crapsey
THE GUARDED WOUND

If it
Were lighter touch
Than petal of flower resting
On grass, oh still too heavy it were,
Too heavy!

by Adelaide Crapsey
WINTER

The cold
With steely clutch
Grips all the land…alack,
The little people in the hills
Will die!

by Adelaide Crapsey