Eagle (Cinquain)

Golden Eagle from Wikimedia Commons

Golden Eagle from Wikimedia Commons


Impressive wingspan

Soaring, swooping, gliding

Golden master of flight


~Melanie Blackwell

Cinquain – A five line poem with no rhyme scheme or meter; each line has a set number of words and a specific function.  No words can be repeated.   Line 1 – one word that names the subject  Line 2 – two words (adjective(s) and/or noun(s)) that describe the subject Line 3 – Three verbs that describe actions related to the subject   Line 4 – Four words that express a feeling about the subject  Line 5 – One word that refers to or is a synonym for the subject



Filed under 25 Words or Less, Poetry

16 responses to “Eagle (Cinquain)

  1. That all sounds very complicated to me. I have enough difficult writing freeform.

    • I’m normally a free form kinda girl except for the occasional haiku… just started trying out some different forms for a bit of a challenge. I’ve rather enjoyed some of the forms…I thought my Villanelle came out very well 🙂

      P>S> Doesn’t seem as if you have difficulties 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing these, Melanie.You have definitely mastered these interesting formats. I will have to try some. 🙂

  3. I agree with Brian. Sounds like a lot of rules to adhere to, but you do a wonderful job within any framework that is thrown at you.

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  5. Outstanding and the picture is amazing.

  6. I really must break free of my haiku, tanka and the other free stuff i enjoy writing. I remember when I wrote my first tanka – I thought I was jumping off of a bridge!

  7. Can’t think of a better way to describe the eagle… Outstanding!

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