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Cinqku Poems

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List of New Cinqku Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetCategories  
Premium Member Poem 60's Clothesline Magic Caren Krutsinger nostalgia,
LOVING GOD Beata Agustin christian, devotion, faith, god,
Bug Landing M. L. Kiser image, imagery, imagination, insect,
GREAT EDUCATION Beata Agustin appreciation, christian, education, faith,
Lighthouse M. L. Kiser appreciation, light, ocean, sea,
TODAY'S THANKS Beata Agustin appreciation, blessing, christian, god,
Muses Tantrum M. L. Kiser appreciation, art, how i
MARRED YET REPAIRED Beata Agustin appreciation, blessing, christian, faith,
SCRIPTURES' DELIGHT Beata Agustin bible, blessing, christian, faith,
UNLIMITED GRACE Beata Agustin appreciation, blessing, christian, god,
BELLSOUTH password reset phone number 1800 828 0294 asif mohammad asif angel,
Turquoise Child M. L. Kiser appreciation, beautiful, earth, environment,
Tigereye M. L. Kiser appreciation, beautiful, earth, environment,
Inspirational Muse M. L. Kiser image, imagery, inspiration, muse,
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Beata Agustin appreciation, birthday, christian, god,
Musics Charm M. L. Kiser appreciation, beautiful, celebration, image,
Heartfelt expression Michelle Smith poems, poetess, poetry, poets,
Strings Dance M. L. Kiser appreciation, fairy, fun, happy,
Lighthouse M. L. Kiser environment, imagery, inspiration, light,
BREATH OF LIFE Beata Agustin appreciation, christian, faith, god,
Egypt M. L. Kiser appreciation, beautiful, inspiration, places,
Insomniac Muse M. L. Kiser imagery, inspiration, muse, poetry,
Premium Member Poem Best Day When You are Sixteen Caren Krutsinger 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem Morning Coffee Caren Krutsinger good morning,
Premium Member Poem Viet Nam Soldiers Last Gift To Parents Caren Krutsinger war,
In The Beyond M. L. Kiser appreciation, character, image, imagery,
Morning Sun M. L. Kiser appreciation, beautiful, light, planet,
Old Steam Trains M. L. Kiser appreciation, books, inspiration, literature,
Muse Blue M. L. Kiser appreciation, art, imagery, imagination,
Light Stone M. L. Kiser appreciation, beautiful, beauty, earth,
Incubating A Dream M. L. Kiser adventure, dream, education, imagery,
Camel Compliment M. L. Kiser animal, appreciation, cute, fun,
The Flu M. L. Kiser blue, emotions, health, how
Opal Beauty M. L. Kiser appreciation, beautiful, beauty, earth,
Wisdom M. L. Kiser appreciation, education, encouraging, inspiration,
Muse Wakes M. L. Kiser appreciation, art, happy, muse,
Dragon Needs A C-PAP M. L. Kiser animal, cute, fun, funny,
Overeating Dragon M. L. Kiser animal, food, fun, funny,
Guitar Sings The Blues M. L. Kiser appreciation, guitar, music, song,
Premium Member Poem The Smell of Roast Beef Caren Krutsinger food,
Overeating Dragon M. L. Kiser animal, food, funny, humorous,
Gaias Drink M. L. Kiser earth, environment, nature, rain,
All Night Muse M. L. Kiser appreciation, imagination, inspiration, muse,
Seasons Change Rhona McFerran nature, people, perspective, seasons,
Premium Member Poem Laughing Can Hurt Caren Krutsinger feelings,
Cook That Pumpkin M. L. Kiser appreciation, food, garden, halloween,
Premium Member Poem Cat Nip Addict Caren Krutsinger 2nd grade, 3rd grade,
Premium Member Poem Variety of Entities Caren Krutsinger perspective, self, spiritual,
Eyes Will Roll Rhona McFerran family, feelings, funny, humor,
Azurite Child M. L. Kiser appreciation, beauty, earth, environment,

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Cinqku Poems. Examples of Cinqkus and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Cinqku poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Cinqku.

Brief Definition

A Cinqku is a type of syllabic poem that is constructed as a seventeen-syllable cinquain. The rules for its structure are heavily based on American poetic origins. It is part of the English poetic style and is used as a newer form of a traditional Tanka analogue. It borrows heavily from the challenging inspirations of haiku.

Originally created by Denis M. Garrison, the cinqku combines an Americanized form of the Japanese haiku with Tanka and English poetic traditions. Although there is no meter or rhyme scheme, there are other strict rules for its construction that must be followed. A cinqku must always have 5 lines and a perfect seventeen-syllable count. The lines typically follow a 2,3,4,6,2 format. There is no title requirement on the second line.

As for syntax and diction styles, it follows the free Tanka style originally. There are no metric requirements for a cinqku poem. Additionally, the final line must contain a cinquain or kireji turn for emphasis. 

Cinqku Poem Example

Sequence

Each year -
in sequence -
holidays by
special delivery
arrive.

Unwrap,
enjoy and
treasure them, for
they are the gifts of each
season.

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