A Cinquain is a 5-line poem that can follow several different patterns. Here are three using different formulas.
Guess how I spent my Sunday morning?
Cinquain #1: One word, two words, three words, four words, one word —
Are you hurt?
Can you stand up?
Cinquain #2: 2 syllables, 4 syllables, 6 syllables, 8 syllables, 2 syllables —
On the tiled floor
Bathrooms are dangerous
Spiders are nothing to finding
Cinquain #3: noun, two adjectives, three -ing words, a phrase, another word for the noun —
Standing, moving, falling
(the perils of) Newton’s Law of Gravity