The Reverse Cinquain
There is not a whole lot to say about the Reverse Cinquain; it’s simply a Crapsey Cinquain in which the syllable count appears in reverse order. Adelaide Crapsey’s cinquains utilized a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2. Therefore, the syllable count of the Reverse Cinquain is 2-8-6-4-2.
Reverse Cinquain summary:
• 5-line stanza inspired by the haiku and tanka
• syllabic count: 2-8-6-4-2
• meter optional
• rhyme optional
• titled, where the title is used as a sixth line
• may be centered or left-justified
This sample is one of my own:
“In the Storm”
by Abigail Gronway
thunder trumpets, lightning lashes,
rain races down the road,
but in my heart
Write Your Own
Now it’s time for you to write your own Reverse Cinquain.
- Write your poem.
- Publish to your blog.
- Come back here and click the link to add your post to the linkup.
- Encourage your friends to join the party!
- Read other people’s posts and leave a comment.