29 June 2011

The Cinquain Your Book Challenge

Haiku Your Book Challenge and because it's been a while since we talked poetry, we came up with the Cinquain Your Book Challenge!

What is a Cinquain? 
According to poets.org "The cinquain, also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines."
You can use some of the tried and true cinquain forms or just go for it. Here are a few helpful hints...
Line 1 one word (the title)
Line 2 two words that describe the title.
Line 3 three words that tell the action
Line 4 four words that express the feeling
Line 5 one word that recalls the title
Your Book,
think about it,
compose your heart out.

If you want to get really creative, check out lots of options: click here for the Wiki page on Cinquain.
A Cinquain by The Mom about Savvy by Ingrid Law

We change don't we?
Around 13.
We find out that deep inside,
We each,
Are magic.
Five lines, you can do it:
A poem
About a book
Get creative
Have fun
Take the Cinquain Your Book Challenge! 

Now go ahead, grab a book and write your cinquain in the comments below!


  1. Book: When You Reach Me
    by Rebecca Stead


    In Line
    On a Shelf
    Your Turn is Coming

    (I picked up this book and cannot wait to read it, but first we have to finish A Swiftly Tilting Planet, but The Sisters wanted to read Penderwick's aloud... I see it waiting, every morning, right next to my computer...)

  2. nature lover8:50 AM

    Butterflies of Michigan
    by Jaret Daniels

    (I didn't know what book to pick, so I took the last one I touched!!)

    To attract butterflies
    we planted Bergamot
    flowers bloom
    opened book
    identified a Tiger Swallowtail!

    This is fun, I will be back!!!