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 |
Categories:

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 Nick Ruff |
Categories: love,

Smile


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


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

Freedom




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


Poem Details | by Maggie Mae McAfee |
Categories: mother, soldier, son,

Thomas

Thomas,
Sobful rarely
Over mature reflex,
Proudly being labeled mother.
Soldier


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

Sister

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


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

Dogs

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


Poem Details | by Mark Syman |
Categories: sports,

Football

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


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

PIZZA

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 Ruben O. |
Categories: sports

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


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 Namon Kanatharana |
Categories: nature,

The Forest

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


Poem Details | by Wilma Neels |
Categories: nature

'Water'

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 Doris Culverhouse |
Categories: time

Cinquain modern--Sleep

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


Poem Details | by Gianna Hogen |
Categories: candy,

food

food
never ending
yummy in my tummy
junk food is my favorite food
candy


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