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 Elaine George |

Winter - Traditional Cinquain

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


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 Nick Ruff |
Categories: love,


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

Poem Details | by Marvin D. Schrebe |
Categories: dog,


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

Poem Details | by Mark Syman |
Categories: sports,


Fingers grip against
Over the line, he did it

Poem Details | by Melissa De Vos |
Categories: little sister,


Stubborn, funny
Hugging, laughing, fighting
You can runBut you can't hide

Poem Details | by Ruben O. |
Categories: sports



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

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

Poem Details | by john beharry |
Categories: cry, freedom, inspiration, slavery,


Freedom! Glorious freedom The cry of the enslaved To break the bonds of oppression Freedom!

Poem Details | by Kim van Breda |
Categories: food,


PIZZA Pizza Popular pieces Pleasing Mozzarella perfections Pastrami- Peppers irresistible slices Pizza

Poem Details | by Thvia Stein |
Categories: allegory, social,

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 Namon Kanatharana |
Categories: nature,

The Forest

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

Poem Details | by Thvia Stein |
Categories: allegory

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 Doris Culverhouse |
Categories: time

Cinquain modern--Sleep

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

Poem Details | by Cassie Smith |
Categories: adventure, animals, hope, life, love, passion, peace,


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

Poem Details | by Wilma Neels |
Categories: nature


Water gushed over parched land fractures are slowly filled left by drought terrain humidified by cold water pouring down replacing warmth everything ice-covered Water set in ice form fluffy and breathtaking an impish sting to its beauty arctic my clothes are drenched twirl around with outstretched arms tears are forgotten By: Wilma Neels Contest Name: Nature, Four In One
1st Place

Poem Details | by Vernette Hutcherson |
Categories: family, life, seasons,

WEATHER (Cinquain)

Fun at the beach
Picnics with the family
Soon be time to go back to school

Famous Cinquain Examples


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

by Adelaide Crapsey

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

by Adelaide Crapsey

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

by Adelaide Crapsey

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

by Adelaide Crapsey

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

by Adelaide Crapsey

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

by Adelaide Crapsey

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

by Adelaide Crapsey

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

by Adelaide Crapsey

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

by Adelaide Crapsey

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

by Adelaide Crapsey